What do you do with your Magic Bands?

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Re: What do you do with your Magic Bands?

Post by BenB » Jul Fri 03, 2015 9:37 pm

brerrabbit1 wrote:Thanks also to Benb !!
You're welcome - sorry I didn't get back in time to answer the followup! :) But the answer is exactly right. Just connect them online. The process was very easy. I brought the tickets with us just in case, but we never had to get them out. The bands worked from the start.
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Re: What do you do with your Magic Bands?

Post by BenB » Jul Fri 03, 2015 10:07 pm

theBIGyowski wrote:every MB is tied to your MDE account...and because of that will work as long as you have tickets tied to your MDE account

So if you have 7 MBs from all of your trips...as long as the battery still works in all of them...you will be able to use any of them for park entry, purchases, and FP+.
I don't think they work for purchases unless you're staying on property. Ours didn't.
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Re: What do you do with your Magic Bands?

Post by theBIGyowski » Jul Mon 06, 2015 7:56 am

BenB wrote:
theBIGyowski wrote:every MB is tied to your MDE account...and because of that will work as long as you have tickets tied to your MDE account

So if you have 7 MBs from all of your trips...as long as the battery still works in all of them...you will be able to use any of them for park entry, purchases, and FP+.
I don't think they work for purchases unless you're staying on property. Ours didn't.
I am pretty sure if you have a credit card attached to the MDE account, then you should be able to make purchases using the MB. I could be wrong though. I wonder if you have to consent to each MB online before being able to make purchases.

This sounds like a great question for the Disney Parks Moms Panel. :)
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Re: What do you do with your Magic Bands?

Post by BenB » Jul Tue 07, 2015 10:41 pm

theBIGyowski wrote:
BenB wrote:I don't think they work for purchases unless you're staying on property. Ours didn't.
I am pretty sure if you have a credit card attached to the MDE account, then you should be able to make purchases using the MB. I could be wrong though. I wonder if you have to consent to each MB online before being able to make purchases.

This sounds like a great question for the Disney Parks Moms Panel. :)
We had a credit card attached to the account and could not use our bands for purchases. There was no place online to register or we would have done so. It would have been very convenient to use them!
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Re: What do you do with your Magic Bands?

Post by theBIGyowski » Jul Wed 08, 2015 7:00 am

BenB wrote:
theBIGyowski wrote:
BenB wrote:I don't think they work for purchases unless you're staying on property. Ours didn't.
I am pretty sure if you have a credit card attached to the MDE account, then you should be able to make purchases using the MB. I could be wrong though. I wonder if you have to consent to each MB online before being able to make purchases.

This sounds like a great question for the Disney Parks Moms Panel. :)
We had a credit card attached to the account and could not use our bands for purchases. There was no place online to register or we would have done so. It would have been very convenient to use them!
That is very interesting. It doesn't really seem to make any sense from a business perspective to not allow someone to make a purchase when they have a credit card and PIN attached to their profile. Maybe that is something they are adding later. I wonder if they still haven't upgraded their software to charge to the account...and can only charge to a physical room. I can almost guarantee that change will come though, because Disney is leaving money on the table.
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Re: What do you do with your Magic Bands?

Post by wewantsdaredhead » Jul Wed 22, 2015 6:18 am

I went on the pick yet another color of magic band for our upcoming trip and FINALLY!!! Disney gave me the option to "Decline" them.

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Re: What do you do with your Magic Bands?

Post by zhoover » Jul Wed 22, 2015 10:32 am

wewantsdaredhead wrote:Disney gave me the option to "Decline" them.
And now I have a moral quandary between wanting to reuse my current bands, but also wanting more red and green bands for our Christmas tree...
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Re: What do you do with your Magic Bands?

Post by Amy » Jul Wed 22, 2015 12:43 pm

wewantsdaredhead wrote:I went on the pick yet another color of magic band for our upcoming trip and FINALLY!!! Disney gave me the option to "Decline" them.
That is good ~ I'm guessing there are several more guests that really don't want any more of the MB after multiple trips.

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Re: What do you do with your Magic Bands?

Post by Amy » Jul Wed 22, 2015 12:43 pm

zhoover wrote:
wewantsdaredhead wrote:Disney gave me the option to "Decline" them.
And now I have a moral quandary between wanting to reuse my current bands, but also wanting more red and green bands for our Christmas tree...
:lol: :lol: :lol: I would like a complete color set...although I've yet to collect even one :(
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Re: What do you do with your Magic Bands?

Post by Thumper1 » Jul Sat 25, 2015 2:26 pm

wewantsdaredhead wrote:I went on the pick yet another color of magic band for our upcoming trip and FINALLY!!! Disney gave me the option to "Decline" them.
Just read about this option today! If you've gone in the last year, you can decline and reuse your old band!

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Re: What do you do with your Magic Bands?

Post by Thumper1 » Jul Sat 25, 2015 2:27 pm

Amy wrote:
zhoover wrote:
wewantsdaredhead wrote:Disney gave me the option to "Decline" them.
And now I have a moral quandary between wanting to reuse my current bands, but also wanting more red and green bands for our Christmas tree...
:lol: :lol: :lol: I would like a couple color set...although I've yet to collect even one :(
I'd like to see some more colors come out!

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Re: What do you do with your Magic Bands?

Post by theBIGyowski » Jul Tue 28, 2015 8:16 am

I think because they are so focused on customizing your MB via skins, charms, etc...you won't see them care much about the actual MBs and what they look like. I wouldn't be surprised if they stopped making them in all of the colors for that very reason. If you want your MB to be unique...you can buy accessories for it.
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Re: What do you do with your Magic Bands?

Post by JenMuse » Aug Thu 13, 2015 5:28 pm

zhoover wrote:
wewantsdaredhead wrote:Disney gave me the option to "Decline" them.
And now I have a moral quandary between wanting to reuse my current bands, but also wanting more red and green bands for our Christmas tree...
Yep, I keep wondering if I should decline. I already have two from January when the system hiccuped and sent me two orange bands (I plan to use one & it's box for a display for when I do a travel table/booth). And I can always "borrow" my dad's green one or my sister's pink one or my brother's blue one for display. Seems so wasteful to get yet another one.

AND yet, I chose a yellow one for this trip but I have a few more days to decline. . .

There is at least one out-of-park use: if you play Disney Infinity 2.0, you can put the magic band on the RFID base and get the DL Small World for your toybox.
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Re: What do you do with your Magic Bands?

Post by zhoover » Aug Mon 17, 2015 10:01 am

JenMuse wrote:There is at least one out-of-park use: if you play Disney Infinity 2.0, you can put the magic band on the RFID base and get the DL Small World for your toybox.
No kidding!? Thanks for the tip!
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Re: What do you do with your Magic Bands?

Post by JenMuse » Aug Mon 17, 2015 11:53 am

zhoover wrote:
JenMuse wrote:There is at least one out-of-park use: if you play Disney Infinity 2.0, you can put the magic band on the RFID base and get the DL Small World for your toybox.
No kidding!? Thanks for the tip!
Welcome - I hope they can come up with more out-of-park uses for the Magic Bands. It seems they would be able to . . .
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