Magic Bands Upgrade

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  1. Tinkl0ver66

    Tinkl0ver66 Mouseketeer

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    I just read on the DFB that they are going to start giving you the option of upgrading your magic bands for a price. You will be able to choose from 30 different patters that will cost...I believe...$14.99? Has anyone else heard this? And does anyone know when this might be starting?
     
  2. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Yes starts soon no date announced yet though.
     
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  4. jpeterson

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    Don't know when it will start but I read that it will be $10.00. Which makes it a pretty decent deal to me.
     
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  5. Remy is Up

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    Got the email. For on property stays and AP holders. I like the idea. I have more of the current colors than Ill ever need.
     
  6. TheMaxRebo

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    Here is the video from Disney - we've been discussing it a bit in the main news thread






    i think $10 is definitely reasonable and i think people that already have multiple of every color currently offered will jump at this to get something different
     
  7. Phicinfan

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    I can confirm this will not happen soon, I have a trip for first week of June, and they are not offering it for us. I even called to ask :(
     
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  8. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Well it would be a little late to allow it to start for trips in early June as I am sure those magicband orders are just starting processing or already processed.
     
  9. Phicinfan

    Phicinfan DIS Veteran

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    Well yah...if you want to be all logical and such...but Disney Magic?!?!? Come on! I desperately wanted a Grumpy Band for my trip ;)
     
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  10. mcd2745

    mcd2745 These Mickey pretzels are making me thirsty!

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    I'm shocked it took this long for them to start offering this.
     
  11. Cinderumbrella

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    Yup. My early June bands shipped last Friday.
     
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  12. Moliphino

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    The Parks Blog said it's retail price minus $14.99.
     
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  13. sachilles

    sachilles DVC coming to this space soon

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    Certainly makes a lot of sense. Put me in the camp of surprised they didn't do it sooner.
     
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  14. jpeterson

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    I have a mid-July trip and I'm hoping they get this out in time for that one. Not a big deal if the don't. Would just be nice.

    And I really want them to implement that resort specific idea another poster proposed. That would be great!
     
  15. Tinkl0ver66

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    Same here!! We go the end of July, so I'm hoping that it will start so we can take advantage of it.
     
  16. AfricanLodger

    AfricanLodger Earning My Ears

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    Obviously missed this for our trip in 2 weeks, but can't wait to do it for October! This is a great idea, plus it greatly eliminates waste. They'll sell SO many more this way too.
     
  17. kimwoje

    kimwoje Stitch is my spirit animal

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    I have 26 days left to customize. Hoping they roll this out soon!!
     
  18. Love Tink

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    Looks like there is one featuring Disney snacks, which is pretty funny.
     
  19. FFMickey

    FFMickey ...it was all started by a Mouse.

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    UPDATE: According to Disney, the MagicBands will be available for purchase starting on May 15, 2019. Guests will be expected to pay $14.99 for each upgraded MagicBand at the time of selection. Upgraded MagicBands are non-returnable and non-refundable. This includes guests who have cancelled their reservations. In addition, if a reservation is cancelled, guests will be charged the full price (not the $14.99 discounted) rate for the MagicBands.

    FWIW, not entirely sure of the accuracy of the starting date. Edited for price accuracy.

    http://mickeyblog.com/2019/05/06/ch...y-world-onsite-guests-and-annual-passholders/
     
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  20. ellbell

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    The actual cost will vary and guests will be given a credit of $14.99
     
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  21. FFMickey

    FFMickey ...it was all started by a Mouse.

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    Thanks, that is what I thought.
     

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