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Names on Magic Bands

Discussion in 'Using MyMagic+, FastPass+ and My Disney Experience' started by sm57co, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. sm57co

    sm57co Member

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    This may be the stupidest question in the history of this website but when I order my MagicBands, can I put any name down that I like? I was going to put each of my family as someone from the Incredibles then I thought, man that would be horrible if I ruined my vacation due to some credit fraud or something that was tied back to the hotel, etc ...

    Sincerely,
    Bob Parr
     
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  2. Tom

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    The names on the bands are purely novelty, so have fun.
     
  3. Tiggerish

    Tiggerish Resident Redhead Premium Member

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    Indeed. My MagicBand says Tiggerish.
     
  4. hakunamatata

    hakunamatata Love Me Some Fast Passes Premium Member

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    Mine says "Big Papa Pump" :cautious:
     
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  5. Dylan Ann

    Dylan Ann Active Member

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    My trip is in December, and I have until around November 11th to commit to a name. I'm holding off until the last minute, hoping I can put "Dr. Dylan", but I have to wait to see if I'll be able to schedule my dissertation defense in November or not! Lots more writing to do, but believe it or not, the thought of Dr. Dylan on my Magic Band (and maybe matching t-shirt and Mickey ears) is keeping me motivated.
     
  6. Rob562

    Rob562 Well-Known Member

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    And as a side note, the name is printed on the *inside* of the Band. No one can see it while the Band is being worn. It's simply a way to tell same-colored Bands apart when you go to put them on.

    And it is not accessible to the CM's either. When you check into the park entrance and at FastPass+ posts, the name that comes up on the CM's screen is the first name as it appears on your MDE profile.

    -Rob
     
  7. TINKWINGS

    TINKWINGS Well-Known Member

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    Way to go Dylan! You keep that carrot out in front....its such a little thing to put in on mb but such a BIG THING that it represents....:D.btw wasn't it you who wanted to get Mom a Tink MB? Did you???? ;)
     
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    TINKWINGS Well-Known Member

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    Did not know this....now thinking creative thoughts for DH's MB.....:)
     
  9. Dylan Ann

    Dylan Ann Active Member

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    It's so funny you ask because on Monday the Disney store was offering a free shipping sale, so I went ahead and ordered the Tink band for mom (along with a cute $25 Tink hoodie that was on clearance). I'm excited to see them! We leave on December 11th, and mom is coming down to me on December 10th so we can fly down together, so I figure I'll wrap them and we'll have a little mini-Christmas the night before we leave for the trip. Focusing on this trip is real incentive to keep chugging along on the doctorate!
     
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    TINKWINGS Well-Known Member

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    Delayed gratification is a wonderful thing! Of course now you have me looking up the hoodie....:D. Will be worth the wait.....both the doctorate AND the Disney Trip....with Mom!:) Very nice choice in MB's if I do say so myself.....;) She will be happy you thought of her.
     
  11. Living The Dream

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    We just posted a video yesterday on how to do this... how odd! :)

     
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  12. Kate Alan

    Kate Alan Well-Known Member

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    Never used my real name on any MB other than my AP (and only because I wanted it to be "official"-looking, lol). In fact, I don't think anyone in our travel group used their real names this time around. My name for this upcoming trip is "Figment" with a purple band...couldn't resist. :D
     
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  13. MickeyMomV

    MickeyMomV Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if it is creative or not but for the most part we use our initials and date of arrival. That way when we get back we always know who's was who's and from what trip they were from.
     
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    allgiggles Well-Known Member

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    We do something similar -- name/nickname and year: "Judy 16" -- so that we can keep track of the dates and have a better idea of whether they're worth taking along on a future trip. We don't want to use them if the long-range battery has died.
     
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  15. Clarissa McDaniel

    Clarissa McDaniel Active Member

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    Put whatever name you want! It's printed on the inside of the band and appears on the cast member's screen when using a fast pass.
     
  16. Tuvalu

    Tuvalu Premium Member

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    The name which appears on the cast member's screen is the proper name listed in MDE. So if your name is Jane but the name you choose for your MagicBand is Tarzangal, the name on the screen will say Jane.
     
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    worldfanatic Well-Known Member

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    My wife & I are Epcot freaks.
    So my band (Jeff) is "Jeffcot".
    And hers (Tracy) is "Traceship".
     
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    I heard, from another person at the parks, that if you buy a specialized band from the stores (the ones with characters and designs on them) that they will not print anything on the inside other than your name on the reservation. As others said, you can definitely put whatever you want on the free bands. That said, I heard this from a random person, so I can't say for sure if thats true.
     
  19. Tuvalu

    Tuvalu Premium Member

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    The only thing inside the specialty bands is the serial number. This is also true when you "make your own" custom band at the shop in Space Mountain. No names. Then you link the specialty band to your MDE account and the name which appears on the FP screens (like any band linked to your account) is the proper name associated with the reservation.
     
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  20. JimW

    JimW Well-Known Member

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    Just be careful with your choices if you're planning on riding it's a small world. It could get very interesting when they display the personalized goodbye messages at the end. :jawdrop:
     
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  21. Tuvalu

    Tuvalu Premium Member

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    The screen will only display the proper name associated with the reservation. No need to worry about risqué names unless it is a real name.
     
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