|This is how the bands will be shipped out to guests!|
Getting to check the bands out before they are released was so cool! I got to ask the Cast Members lots of questions. My first questions was "when are they coming out?" I did not get a straight forward date, but I did get a "in about two months." The CM explained Disney wants to hold off on release until they are certain all the kinks are worked out. With the bands doing so much, there is alot that can go wrong. I, for one, am happy to see them wait rather an hype up something that does not work very well. Each family member will get to choose their own color band. The first one will be free, but there will be a fee if the first one it is lost and need to be replaced. Disney also has plans to introduce themed bands based on characters, movies, themes ect. for purchase.
When I was wearing the band, it felt comfortable--just like wearing a watch. Disney devised a genius way to
ensure that one band can will fit everyone. See the outer dark gray part? That part can be separated from the main band, making just the brightly colored part perfect for a child. The bands are water proof, so they can be worn at the pool and water parks too. The bands are meant to enhance your Disney experience. Does your child love Mickey? How magical would it be for your child to walk up to Mickey and be greeted by name? This would make them feel so special. How much do you hate carrying a park ticket, your room key, your fast passes, your photo pass, your credit cards ect all though the parks? This band makes it so much easier to go hands free. If you band can carry that much info, security must be a big concern, right? Disney has thought of that one too. First of all, no guest will be forced into the MagicBands system. If you prefer, you can get an old fashion ticket, room key ect. Each band is protected by a four digit PIN, just like a debit card, so someone else using it will not be a concern. What your child's privacy? Again, you can add or omit as much or as little info about your child as you would like. I like the band features for child safety. If your child get separated from your group, their band can be scanned by a CM and your emergency phone number can be called, rejoining them with the group quickly.
What do you think about the MagicBands? What is your favorite feature?
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