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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Our MagicBands Arrived!

After waking up to an exciting email last week from Disney Destinations informing me that our MagicBands had been shipped, the whole family was looking forward to their day of arrival.  Each morning we would wonder if today would be the day.

Well, the MagicBands, our MagicBands have arrived! 

The box said it all, “Here’s the key to making your experience INCREDIBLE!”  Inside were our three customized MagicBands. 

I took mine out of the box to check out the personalization inside the band.  The husband tried his on, and the boy put his on then took it off and placed it on the Disney Infinity base and opened up a Dragon Keep in the Toybox mode of the game.  His band is back in the box, now.

What I am most looking forward to is the convenience of having all of our “stuff” loaded onto the bands—actually the account connected to the bands—at the water parks.  Just scan the bands for photos, dining credits, and park admission.

I have decided to wear mine on my right wrist and use the index finger on my left hand for scanning to get into the parks.  The husband may do the opposite and then we will compare.  The boy will most likely imitate my plan.

Another question. . . when do we put them on?  NOW!  No, that would be premature.  Since we won’t need them until we arrive at our Walt Disney World Resort (most guests need them when they arrive at Orlando International as the band contains information needed for Disney’s Magical Express) I’m envisioning that we will wear them on the morning we disembark the ship.  MagicBands are not yet needed/used on the Disney ships, other than children registered for the kids’ clubs and those bands must be returned the last night of the cruise.

When to take them off?  Answering that question is more difficult.  I’m leaning towards NEVER!

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