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Old 03-21-2013, 11:30 AM   #16
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1. Are these waterproof and/or washable? If wearing for 10 days in the FL heat, they will get a bit yucky. Can you wear them to waterparks and swim with them?

2. Will we get a color choice?

3. How adjustable are these? My teen's wrist is very, very tiny but they'd probably send an adult sized band.
1 - Something I wanted to know and forgot to ask.
2 - I was told last night that you can choose your color and also have a name added to it (at least AP holders will be able to). I think they had 7 colors.
3 - They have holes like a watch band to adjust the size.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:38 AM   #17
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I don't understand sending them before you get there, what if you forget them?
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:39 AM   #18
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The Mickey Head image on the bands should have been a cutout. That way, you'd get a Mickey Head in your tan line.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:44 AM   #19
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I don't understand sending them before you get there, what if you forget them?
I guess they would treat it like any lost tickets or room keys. It will take a bit of extra time out of your day to replace them but it wouldn't prevent you from being able to check in and enjoy the rest of your trip.

I imagine that the reason for sending them early would be along the lines of what squirrel4569 said. Imagine being on your Magic Express bus and getting a text that your room is ready for when you get off. Skipping the check in line completely would be kind of nice, especially when you arrive via DME and everyone else is checking in as well.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:50 AM   #20
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Does anyone know if these will only be sent to guests with packages only or will every guest staying onsite get their Magic Bands ahead of time?
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:50 AM   #21
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This is pretty cool I think. Like a PP said, we get a souviner before we leave? Take my money!

I'm thinking that this could go a step further for those of us staying on-site. We have the bands, which is now your KTTW in our possession before we leave the house so we could, in theory, get an email or a text the day of our trip that says "Room 123 in building X is ready for you" and bypass the check-in counter altogether. You get off the bus or out of your car and head straight to your room, drop off your stuff and start your trip!
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:00 PM   #22
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The Mickey Head image on the bands should have been a cutout. That way, you'd get a Mickey Head in your tan line.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:05 PM   #23
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I don't understand sending them before you get there, what if you forget them?
I don't know if this will be they way they do it for resort guests, but AP's are getting both a card and a band and they are supposed to be active at the same time, so you'll be able to use either.

Perhaps they will give you a card when you check in that you'll be able to use instead. I wonder if they'll even have the bands on site; it seems like they will take up a lot of storage space. Cards are considerably less bulky.
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An I the only one that sees this and asks how much that cost to do? Or am I just grumpy today?
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:10 PM   #25
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Random questions

1. Are these waterproof and/or washable? If wearing for 10 days in the FL heat, they will get a bit yucky. Can you wear them to waterparks and swim with them?

2. Will we get a color choice?

3. How adjustable are these? My teen's wrist is very, very tiny but they'd probably send an adult sized band.
Yes. Water and Sweatproof. This is a big no thanks for me. you sweat and you're wearing that thing?!
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:11 PM   #26
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An I the only one that sees this and asks how much that cost to do? Or am I just grumpy today?
I had the same thought!!!
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:12 PM   #27
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Hmmm...

That's a lot of packaging...will be a lot more cost shipping those to all of us...they must expect some sort of payoff in the check in process to justify shipping them in advance, no?

Logistically speaking, I wonder what to do about my kids. Neither will tolerate the band...my son doesn't like tags or even seams in his socks and my daughter at two will see this as a disposable bracelet...but I don't usually have pockets and don't want to keep reaching in and out of the backpack to access...

I suppose I will end up wearing theirs so wonder how that is handled sizing wise...like can I try to have them wear it and if it doesn't work out exchange it for an adult size?

Maybe a RFID tattoo or implant is next for the kiddies . Am I the only one wondering what to do with these for kids?
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:13 PM   #28
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I'm thinking that this could go a step further for those of us staying on-site. We have the bands, which is now your KTTW in our possession before we leave the house so we could, in theory, get an email or a text the day of our trip that says "Room 123 in building X is ready for you" and bypass the check-in counter altogether. You get off the bus or out of your car and head straight to your room, drop off your stuff and start your trip!
I think that's an excellent idea!!
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:18 PM   #29
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I would think you could put them on a strap of your bag, or on a belt loop or something similar. That way you wouldn't have to wear it on the wrist. Wearing it though would make it convienent and faster than fishing for a ticket. Technology can be a good thing folks. Before long, we will wonder what we did without them.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:25 PM   #30
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Ooh - these look badass! It would be super cool if you could get a mickey tan from them though. I hope some of the pp's are right about somehow, someday bypassing checkin!
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