Plastic room keys still available?

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  1. suzu

    suzu Mouseketeer

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    Is it possible to have a plastic room key for our room in addition to magic band access? I'd like to take the band off and leave in the room if I go to the pool or out to dinner and don't want to lug a purse.
    We're staying in the Contemporary.
     
  2. WEDWDW

    WEDWDW DIS Veteran

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    Yes,depending on the CM,you may have to "press" the request,but it is very possible.:)
     
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  4. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

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    You'll need it for the pool to open the gate.
     
  5. DisneyWorldbuff

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    We swim with our bands all the time, it has never been an issue. I'd be more concerned about losing the room key, but I am pretty sure you can request one.
     
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  6. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

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    You can still get cards, but it's the "in addition to magic band" part I don't know.

    The bands are waterproof FYI.
     
  7. loves to dive

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    Yep, I actually ran down to the gift shop one day and forgot my band. Went to the front desk where we all had a good laugh since it happens often. I could get another band but opted for the card since I have 3 of every color already.
     
  8. Minnesota!

    Minnesota! Shoeless in Minnesota

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    I prefer the band in the pool to the card. The band can stay on your arm.
     
  9. Tiffany_m15

    Tiffany_m15 The Importance of Body Language!

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    I think it may vary by resort. We have had no issue asking for a room key card at the All-Stars but when we stayed at The Cabins at Fort Wilderness in February they told us they didn't have them anymore.

    When I mentioned I was surprised because we had a nice dinner planned and I wouldn't have anywhere to put my magic band, they didn't really have a response. They said "Well, everyone will be wearing one." They were nice about it at least.
     
  10. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

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    Wdw has it in their privacy policy and MB info and legal terms on their site that you can get a card (last time I read it it referred to the card being in lieu of using the band though). That page would get pulled up for them if I wanted a card and wasn't being given one. They kinda have to comply with their own company's policies.

    But i bet it was true; that most people were wearing them...
     
  11. GADisneyDad14

    GADisneyDad14 DIS Veteran

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    This is not accurate for CR, where the OP is staying. Neither of the pool gates at CR have MB/card scanners on them.
     
  12. mouserrificmom

    mouserrificmom Mouseketeer

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    When I travel as a chaperone, I always request a card to open the rooms of the students for whom I am responsible for in the event I need to enter the rooms because my band will not work. It has never been an issue, last trip was March 2017
     

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