brerrabbit1 wrote:Hey all, it's been a while since I've been on the forums but I'm going back to WDW in June and was wondering if the magic bands have been a problem for anyone? Let me know!! Thanks!!
Take a look at the "Another Magic Band Question" thread...it may have more info for you.
DW and I went in January and other than her finger scan not working every single time...we had no issues. The CMs at all of the restaurants and merchandise locations knew exactly how to help with the MBs and made it very easy for us to use those instead of a room key, cash, or credit card. I 100% prefer the MB over the old system for POS and it worked flawlessly for our FP+ reservations as well.
We were at WDW about a month ago and did fine with the Magic Bands. There were some minor issues that we ran into, but nothing huge. Cbog40's band fell off a couple of times, but he knew it right away and was able to retrieve it quickly. When we first put them on, they felt a little strange because of the Mickey head thingamabobber (yes, that's a technical term
It took a little getting used to the sweet spot on my part, but it ended up being fine.
The thing that really helped us was the app...yes, it was a bit slow on my phone and it did keep giving me error messages, but it was a life saver when it came to FP+.
We don't like to have every single moment of our trip planned, so we weren't sure how we were going to like it...and we didn't book any FPs in advance until we knew where we were going to be from day to day. On the downside, some FPs/desired times weren't available, but for the most part we were able to get what we wanted...and make changes. The app is definitely the way to go, since the lines for the FP+ kiosks were absolutely insane. Hopefully some of the changes that are coming will fix some of the issues.