Wednesday, October 2, 2013

MagicBands are here

The MagicBands have arrived. They actually arrived on Tuesday LAST week but I have been busy and haven't had time to post.

Today makes a better day to talk about it anyway because I only have 20 days left until vacation!!

Eve and I spent the weekend getting most of her clothes ready. Indiana temps are on the downswing and she doesn't need her tank tops anymore. We packed all of her outfits that have tank tops and a few others. For her, all I need to pack is her undergarments and a couple pairs of jean shorts, she is still using all of those so they will wait for a couple weeks.

As for the bands, they were sent next day air. I got a UPS tracking number so I could keep track of them. This is especially helpful for people who have questionable neighbors. 

Sorry this is so blurry and that I marked out my address!
They were packaged in a brown box but when you open that box you get a fantastic box with Mrs. Incredible on it. 

Once that box was opened the bands were laid out with our names on them. 

We, of course, got all of ours out and tried them on. I must say that the part with the Mickey on it is a little narrow but the fit mainly feels like a watch. I think I am going to have to wear a watch for a few days to get used to that feeling. 

I like this pic, it makes me look tan!
The inside of the band has our name on it along with a band ID. I blocked out the ID but you get the idea of the inside of it.

No one needed to make their bracelet smaller by taking off the gray part. I told Eve that if she needed to do so that she should wait until we wear it the first time. Once it gets taken off, you can't put it back on.

The letter told us to make sure we pack these in our carry on luggage because they contain our Magical Express vouchers. It will be awesome to start out wearing them as soon as we touch down in Orlando. Nothing like starting the Disney magic even sooner.

I have been doing some blog reading, through Pinterest, about the bands. One thing that I read about was the PIN number you give them. I remember putting in a PIN when I registered these (I forget what I used now, of course) and I guess you need that number to make purchases (which I don't do) and to use dining credits! Uh oh!! I went online to try and redo my online check-in to add a PIN I will remember and the website wasn't working, it kept saying "ERROR." Guess I will wait a few days and try again.

Other than the above issue, I haven't had any trouble setting up my Fastpass + selections. As we get closer, we get more and more excited to try this out. On our Epcot day, I set up my first pass an hour after the park opens. I told the kids that I would buy them Starbucks for breakfast and we would sit next to the fountain and enjoy a relaxing morning. I think that is what this Fastpass + will help us do, relax. I won't feel like Xander and I have to run from ride to ride to get our Fastpasses. 

I can't believe we only have 20 days left!!!!!!

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  1. I've been reading up like crazy on fastpast+ and I'm still slightly confused. Guess you can fill me in on the experience when you get back! only 20 days?! I'm so jealous!

    1. I just hope I can figure it out before I go. I just learned that I cannot change my PIN until I get to the resort, which is dumb!! Hopefully the front desk can help!

  2. I hope so! I pretty much use the same pin for everything so it's easy to remember ours.I'm not sure how I feel about fastpass+ either.. I guess it makes things easier when you don't have to rush around in the mornings.