Magic Bands 101

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by MouseMomx2, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. Lorilais_mommie

    Lorilais_mommie " They can drink pepsi, but they can't pee in the

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    I would NOT want to be the guinea pig to test PP+ on my magic bands..
    My pics are to important to me..

    It will be regular PP+ cards for us until I hear ALL the glitches work out..
     
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  3. 2boys2cute

    2boys2cute Earning My Ears

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    We are going at the end of October and I already have my magic bands! In regards to PP+, I was told by a CM when I called for clarification that although magic bands will be able to be used for regular photopass (if you add them), because you need the special card on a lanyard to differentiate you as a someone with photopass+, that you will always need the card for that purpose. To get your dining and ride pics etc... Does that make sense? You need the photopass+ lanyard basically so CM know that you have it.
     
  4. Mckymousefn

    Mckymousefn DIS Veteran

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    Yea I know.... And since we leave in 4 days and are driving, we will have to go without this trip. Don't want to go through all the hassle of canceling or moving a day.
     
  5. 2binak

    2binak DVC Owner

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    I feel like a newbie with all of this MB talk but this thread is really helpful :goodvibes Thank you OP for putting it together!
     
  6. MouseMomx2

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    You're welcome. Glad it helped. :)
     
  7. Williamjdisney

    Williamjdisney If my ears are itchy it's time to visit Mickey!

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    Hi all,

    I tried posting this question on another thread without any luck....

    I am able see my UCT purchase tickets under the My Reservations section of MDE but not under the Magic Bands and Cards.... Are my tickets linked?

    We are staying at BLT with rented DVC points and want to give myself every opportunity to get our MAgic Bands before our Nov 16th trip.

    Have I done everything I can?

    Thanks!
     
  8. MouseMomx2

    MouseMomx2 DIS Veteran

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    Go to the main Disney page and hover your mouse over the My Disney Experience tab on the top right. Select My Reservations from the drop down menu. If you see your passes under the Tickets section you are all set.

    BTW, you should be able to personalize your bands and select FP+s now. They opened access to the system to November check ins this evening.
     
  9. Mayhem1976

    Mayhem1976 Mouseketeer

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    I'm actually on hold with Disney to fix my linked UCT tickets!

    I checked and I can customize the Magic Bands. I'm doing a split stay, 1 night at CSR and 6 at AKL. It gives me the option to get 2 sets? Do i?

    If I get 1 set, when we switch resorts will they just add the room keys to the band?

    Can we add our tickets to the Magic bands at the resort?
    Thank you all, back to reading through to see if I missed all this!
     
  10. patclairesmom

    patclairesmom Mouseketeer

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    Not sure if this has been asked before, but....We are staying offsite a few days before we check into AKV. We were planning on going to Epcot during one of those offsite day. Can we use our magic bands with our linked tickets before we check into AKV?
     
  11. MouseMomx2

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    Nothing is stored on the bands. They contain a chip that "talks" to Disney's database to access the I formation in your MDE profile. Therefore, any band that is programmed for you access the same information in your profile. Your two bands should each work for your entire trip. I say should because the system is still new and there are some glitches. You will want to bring both sets of bands with you, just in case.

    As for using the bands early, I know you can with an AP, but I am not sure about regular tickets. I would assume they would work. You will not be able to schedule FP+s for those days in advance, but you will be able to use the kiosks in the parks each day.
     
  12. Mayhem1976

    Mayhem1976 Mouseketeer

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    Thanks, when I was on the phone with Disney about my FP+ stuff, they said just keep one set for a souviner!
     
  13. MouseMomx2

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    I would definitely bring both sets with you for this trip. There have been a few glitches reported and having them would make any issue easier to fix. The odds are that you will not need them, but better to be safe than sorry. :)

    FYI, we have chosen a different color each time we get a new set of bands. That way, since they will work interchangeably, we can choose which color we want on any given day. :)

    Have a great trip!
     
  14. ThisIsTheYear

    ThisIsTheYear Too far from Mickey!<br><a href="http://www.disboa

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    I made a separate post but maybe someone here knows-

    How do I link up our reservations with our friends who also have MYW packages? I added all of their names to my friends list but only one person is showing up when i go to add the attractions.
    I have their reservation number, can't I put that in somewhere?
     
  15. MouseMomx2

    MouseMomx2 DIS Veteran

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    Okay...step by step...

    1. Send an invitation to the person who manages the other account.
    2. Once he/she accepts your invitation go to Add a Guest and click on Select from Mutual Friends
    3. From the drop down menu, click on the guest you linked to.
    4. The rest of the people in their account should then load.
    5. Do this for every one of the people in the other account.
    6. Once this is done you should see the specific icon (Tinkerbell, Goofy, etc.) that your friend chose for each person in his/her group.
    7. If, after this process, your friend cannot see your family he/she should to the above to add your family to their profile
     
  16. erionm

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    I've never had to do step 7. After I've invited someone and they've accepted, I was included in their Family & Friends list.
     
  17. MouseMomx2

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    Interesting. My friend had to do it to add our family. This was a few weeks ago though so maybe things have changed. I will adjust my post.
     
  18. ThisIsTheYear

    ThisIsTheYear Too far from Mickey!<br><a href="http://www.disboa

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    Thank you. I've been trying this all morning and the guests I'm adding keep disappearing. :confused: I even get the the confirmation emails. The only one showing up is my MIL who I added months ago. So frustrating. :sad1: Ps. I have my MIL's login info and I've been trying it from that end also.
     
  19. mavadell

    mavadell Mouseketeer

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    I have a reservation for Nov. 17 - 23. Yesterday the customize magic bands message appeared on MDE. There are 7 of us going on two reservations. I was able to order bands for everyone but me! There is a message next to my grayed out Mickey head that says "there was a problem retrieving details about this guest. Then underneath it says "1 guest on your reservation is not eligible to receive a new magic band" (I've never had one before). I called Disney IT and the CM told me we could not order the bands until I received an email. When I told her I was able to order them already, except for mine, she got a little snippy and said I couldn't do that and had to wait for the email. Any ideas how to fix this?
     
  20. MouseMomx2

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    Try calling IT at (407) 939-7765 (press #2). They should be able to help you get it all sorted out.
     
  21. MouseMomx2

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    Call back! There are a few IT CMs that are less than helpful. Call back and talk to someone else. I am sure they can help you.
     

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