I hope Disney doesn't stop the easter eggs at the FP or park entrance taps. I love those!
Would be interesting to know the numbers. By January 2015, Disney had distributed more than 10 million MagicBands to guests. How many in the following 5 years.Somewhere in Burbank California, Bob Cheap-ek is rubbing his bald head in glee at the expiration of something free.
Why wouldn't the cards work the same? Not a problem putting a RFID antenna in a cardSo what happens to the make your magic photos on the rides which would scan your bands and make automatic photos/videos to your account?
Your smart devices won't allow that nor will the cards...
Oh I'm sure its an obscene amount but I think they could have found a happy medium. Give them to first time park goers which seems to be Disney main target audience anyway. Or give them to people to haven't gone since Magicband 1.0. They didn't need to give them to everyone for every trip if they already had one. They track everything we do any way so why not track how many magic bands you have and cut you off like a bartender. It doesn't have to be all or none.Would be interesting to know the numbers. By January 2015, Disney had distributed more than 10 million MagicBands to guests. How many in the following 5 years.
I believe the cards only hold a passive RFID that requires very close proximity to the reader (like tapping upon park entry or at a Fastpass reader). The distance involved in the automatic on-ride photopass capability requires a powered RFID solution, i.e. a battery, which the magicbands contain. This is why folks have reported that even the oldest gen 1 magicbands will still work to get you into the park and function with the FastPass readers, but may not work for on-ride Photopass, since their batteries may have died.Why wouldn't the cards work the same? Not a problem putting a RFID antenna in a card
We have like 30 magic bands each, but it may be a good idea to stop using them. I actually prefer a card I can put away. And using a regular credit card is better for disputing charges.
See, I have a different thought on this, the Magic band is so convenient; it’s right there on your wrist, its waterproof, etc. I was hoping in the future it could be loaded with money like a gift card. Any time I don’t have to reach into my pocket to get something out of my wallet is a plus. This also goes for my phone.We have like 30 magic bands each, but it may be a good idea to stop using them. I actually prefer a card I can put away. And using a regular credit card is better for disputing charges.
Tried one time to take a MB apart to get to the battery ---got to the battery and would be able to replace it but you can't put the MB back together. If they just made an access panel it would be so simpleI would love it if we could replace the battery to get full use of it for years. How hard would that have been?
If they made an access panel they couldn't give them to kids. Choking/battery hazzardTried one time to take a MB apart to get to the battery ---got to the battery and would be able to replace it but you can't put the MB back together. If they just made an access panel it would be so simple
Probably, not. On a recent trip, after having reservations at Kona Cafe for breakfast for months, I wasn't able to check in unless I did it on the mobile app. My phone was requiring me to change a bunch of settings for it to work and i wasn't going to do it. I was INFURIATED at the CM with the huge smile her face basically telling me to bite it.Pretty sure they will have to provide alternate options for non-technical guests.
I dont use a MB. I use my card. There is no new to take it out of my wallet. I just tap my wallet to the ball.True, though it is certainly less convenient than having something wearable. Not only is there the extra step of having to take out such a card from whatever holder but also with going to the pool/waterpark (especially for women who don't generally have pockets in a bathing suit). It's also less ideal for children to be able to carry their own. The card also doesn't allow for the distance function to automatically work with ride photos, etc.
I'm curious as to what the price will be for the MBs staying at a resort. If it's cheap enough, I suspect my family will just bite the bullet any buy them because they are so convenient. Or maybe we'll go with the KTTW cards and wear lanyards like we do at Uni.
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