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Old 03-21-2013, 12:25 PM   #31
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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.
They are supposed to be waterproof so water parks and pools aren't a problem. There will be a free band for on site guests and options to upgrade for a price but not sure what yet. They are adjustable and should fit many different size wrists. Hth
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:31 PM   #32
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Anyone have an idea of when we will see these in action for real?
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:32 PM   #33
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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?
After I had my "Wow that's cool!" thought one of my next thoughts was "What will the cost be to ship that box to each family?" It kind of circles around to my other thought though. If it costs $10 to ship the box (which I am guessing is high) but allows a guest to skip the check-in process then it could, in theory, save money/time for the resort by having fewer guests checking in regularly and recouping the cost that way.

Keep in mind that Disney is in the money making business. They wouldn't roll out something like this without a way to make a profit in the long run. If it makes things more efficient and thereby gets more people into the parks then that is more people spending money. Time is money, especially at Disney so any way they can streamline things and get you into the parks, restaurants and stores and less time waiting for things is to their benefit as much as it is yours.

Again, thinking about DME and arriving/departing. You have your MagicBand and you approach the bus, wave your band and boom, the driver knows which resort you are at or which airline you are going to, how many people are with you, etc. With that information in a computer a driver could, in theory, have his route adjusted for him to be the most efficient based on who his passengers are. Faster trip to your resort or the airport, fewer stops, etc.

There is a lot of good that could come out of it with the right amount of imagination.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:34 PM   #34
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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?
No.

The cost will be passed on to customers somewhere, no doubt.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:34 PM   #35
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My children would never tolerate them either.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:35 PM   #36
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I did just read somewhere that you can reuse them year after year. so that is a bit of a savings I guess - theoretically they only have to mail you one.

eta: I'd love to see something that say, sets of an alarm at security if a child band walks out of the park with another band not in their party. And I have to wonder if this could help locate a missing child - just some thoughts from a nervous mom
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:37 PM   #37
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Preliminary reports say there will be an option of an RFID ticket instead of the band.

They are waterproof and you'll be able to swim in the wave pool at typhoon lagoon, if you like, without it being adversely affected.

There is an optional insert for children or those with tiny wrists. There are also expansion holes for the fasteners.

This can be customizable--for a fee-- with images and if you like, your name. Some available images are Pirates of the Carribbean theme, Tinkerbelle theme and Incredibles theme. Personally I like the Alice in Wonderland one.

These Magic Bands are meant to be kept and reused from trip to trip. They'll essentially be your room key, charging privileges, ticket to the parks, Fast Pass and will send a signal to characters in the parks to let them identify you, i.e. "Hello Courtney!" "Happy Birthday, Hunter!"
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:52 PM   #38
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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?
That was my first thought too. How much are tickets or rooms going to go up to cover it?
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:55 PM   #39
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I don't care for this concept at all, but I do appreciate that they are nice visually.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:05 PM   #40
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The packaging is very Apple inspired.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:11 PM   #41
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when are these supposed to be available?
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:12 PM   #42
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when are these supposed to be available?
I'm going with "later this year". But truthfully, no one here knows.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:14 PM   #43
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The packaging is very Apple inspired.
Makes me want to book a package for the first time since the first time!
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:20 PM   #44
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I don't understand sending them before you get there, what if you forget them?
All of the resorts have extra grey magic bands to replace them with if they are lost or forgotten. You may choose your color when you "order" them but the resorts will only have grey to replace with.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:23 PM   #45
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I'll take the orange one please! It's my signature color and goes so well with green or purple, my other two favorites!
Aren't you glad I told you that? Does it not make your day to know my favorite colors?
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