Go Back   theDIBB > Walt Disney World and Other Florida Vacation Planning > Trip Planning Florida
Forgotten Password?
Notices
Trip Planning Florida Florida Holiday Planning Questions, Suggestions and Tips.
Discount Florida Car Hire
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 5 Dec 17, 05:41 PM  
Link to this Post
#11
Nimbus
Imagineer
 
Nimbus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 10
Location: South Manchester

Nimbus's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 7
Restaurant Reviews: 21

theDIBB Guidebook
Pages Created: 1
Guidebook Photos: 36
Guidebook Reviews: 2
Originally Posted by abiknox View Post
How does this work? Do I link our new tickets to them once we are in the park or can it be done in advance on MDE?
You don't link tickets directly to the MagicBands. MagicBands do not store anything other than an ID number.

The MagicBands are linked to your MDE account.
The tickets are linked to your MDE account.

Hence when you scan your MagicBand, the scanner reads the ID number, looks at the MDE account and person in the account that the ID number is linked to, looks at what tickets (or FPs, or whatever) are also linked to that person in the MDE account, and determines whether you are allowed to enter or not.

You can have multiple MagicBands linked to the same person in the same MDE account. They will all access the MDE account and allow you to use any tickets assigned to you.
__________________
DLC: Jun 95 - Holiday Inn // WDW: Dec 97 - Gateway Inn | Feb 00 - Gateway Inn | Mar 01 - Best Western | Feb 06 - Embassy Suites | Oct 10 - Hawthorn Suites | May 12 - Homewood Suites | Aug 14 - CBR&Doubletree | Apr 16 - Caribbean Beach // DLP: Aug 13 - Sequoia Lodge

~ Trip Report Indexes ~
Nimbus is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Nimbus is a DIBBcast Disney Podcast Fan
Old 5 Dec 17, 09:20 PM  
Link to this Post
#12
Gelatoni
Excited about Disney
 
Gelatoni's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 17
Mobile

Can you go straight to your hotel room then if reusing a band, or do you have to check in and collect another one? Last time it showed my room number already but I didn't have a band then.
Gelatoni is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
WDW Easter 2018
Reply With Quote
Old 5 Dec 17, 09:43 PM  
Link to this Post
#13
ShopandRide
Trying for More Ears
 
Join Date: Jul 15
Originally Posted by geoffa View Post
The only problem about re-using Magic Bands is that if they are over 2 years the long range RFID may not work. That means to get ride photos you'd have to tap on the readers at the exit to ensure you got any connected photos plus you wouldn't get the mini videos from 7DMY and ToT. Apart from that, if they are active on your MDE account you can continue to use them for everything else.

Given that you always get new bands on each stay why not just use them?
Would completely agree with this. We have recently returned from a trip to Orlando during which I used the lovely Minnie Mouse magic band that I purchased in June 2015 & have now used on 3 subsequent trips. Can confirm that after linking tickets to my MDE account I have never experienced any issues with park entry or fastpasses, but on this most recent trip the videos from ToT & 7DMT, or the new on-ride photo from PoTC did not appear on Memory Maker, but all the pictures where I'd had my Magic Band scanned did, so will need to purchase a new one next time we go. It did, however work perfectly for 3 trips made within 20 months of purchase, so would say the 2 year lifespan is a fair estimate.
ShopandRide is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Reply With Quote
Old 5 Dec 17, 09:52 PM  
Link to this Post
#14
abiknox
Thread Starter
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Jan 10

abiknox's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 1
Restaurant Reviews: 5
So if I can't find our existing bands and don't want to buy new ones do we just use a ticket and if we do can I then get the TOT video etc?

Last edited by abiknox; 5 Dec 17 at 09:54 PM.
abiknox is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
First trip with baby Edith!
Reply With Quote
Old 5 Dec 17, 10:26 PM  
Link to this Post
#15
Lizzim
Being a bit Goofy
 
Lizzim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 10
Originally Posted by abiknox View Post
So if I can't find our existing bands and don't want to buy new ones do we just use a ticket and if we do can I then get the TOT video etc?
Unfortunately not, the videos and ride photos for any without places to tap at the exit are only available via long range scanning on a MagicBand.

You can just use a ticket for entry but will miss out on a couple of photos/videos.
Lizzim is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Lizzim is a DIBBcast Disney Podcast Listener
Old 5 Dec 17, 10:32 PM  
Link to this Post
#16
beeftinkler
Serious Dibber
 
Join Date: Sep 10
Is there anywhere that sells Magic Bands in the UK (or ships to)?
beeftinkler is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
3 Weeks BA Club World 4th Year In A Row!
Reply With Quote
Old 5 Dec 17, 11:02 PM  
Link to this Post
#17
geoffa
Imagineer


 
Join Date: Jan 09

geoffa's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 2
Restaurant Reviews: 3

theDIBB Guidebook
Pages Created: 8
Guidebook Photos: 18
Guidebook Reviews: 1
Originally Posted by beeftinkler View Post
Is there anywhere that sells Magic Bands in the UK (or ships to)?

Nope.
Buy them at the Earport shop at MCO or any Disney shop when you get to the parks.

Don't be tempted to buy on Ebay. You have know idea if they have been registered or not.
__________________
Cancer -let's kick it in the butt![/url]

geoffa is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Getting our kicks on Route 66
Reply With Quote
geoffa is going to the DIBBcast Grand Day Out!
Old 6 Dec 17, 11:04 AM  
Link to this Post
#18
Nimbus
Imagineer
 
Nimbus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 10
Location: South Manchester

Nimbus's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 7
Restaurant Reviews: 21

theDIBB Guidebook
Pages Created: 1
Guidebook Photos: 36
Guidebook Reviews: 2
Originally Posted by abiknox View Post
So if I can't find our existing bands and don't want to buy new ones do we just use a ticket and if we do can I then get the TOT video etc?
The ticket won't work for the ToT and 7DMT videos.

However, you can scan your ticket to get almost all the other photos - eg. any character photos with a Photopass photographer or ride photos such as on Buzz Lightyear.

BTW, if you've lost your existing MagicBands then I would recommend deactivating them in your MDE account. Just in case.
__________________
DLC: Jun 95 - Holiday Inn // WDW: Dec 97 - Gateway Inn | Feb 00 - Gateway Inn | Mar 01 - Best Western | Feb 06 - Embassy Suites | Oct 10 - Hawthorn Suites | May 12 - Homewood Suites | Aug 14 - CBR&Doubletree | Apr 16 - Caribbean Beach // DLP: Aug 13 - Sequoia Lodge

~ Trip Report Indexes ~
Nimbus is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Nimbus is a DIBBcast Disney Podcast Fan
Old 6 Dec 17, 12:52 PM  
Link to this Post
#19
chmurf
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Dec 12
Originally Posted by abiknox View Post
So if I can't find our existing bands and don't want to buy new ones do we just use a ticket and if we do can I then get the TOT video etc?
Even if you find them, the battery might have died out

I went through your trippie index in your sig, and it seems that your last oniste stay was in october 2015 at SSR

your Magic Bands are already over 2 years old.
As another poster mentionned, Magic Band batteries have an average life of 2 years

A live battery is required for long range operation, like having the pictures and videos automatically added to your photopass/memory maker account.

so, even with your old magic band, there is already a fair chance that you wouldn't get the video anyway, and that chance grows with each passing day.
I don't think the video can be scanned/added to the ticket or a "dead" magic band.

so if that video is paramount to your vacation's memories, I'd suggest you at least bought one magic band and link it to a rider who has memory maker included with their tickets.
only one Magic band per "car/vehicle" is needed

note that if you want the 7DMT videos and pictures, and there are more than 2 people, you might be separated as far as pictures go, and with only one MB you'll only get the picture for the row the MB wearer is in.
chmurf is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Old 6 Dec 17, 05:15 PM  
Link to this Post
#20
Mexy02
VIP Dibber

 
Mexy02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 12
The new magic bands are supposed to have a removable centre piece so you can change this without Changing the band but funnily enough the pucks never materialised for sale.
Op book a campsite space on your first day , get your magic bands and 2 days Parking plus magic bands plus 60 days fastpass as you are offsite x dont know how many are in your party but can be a real saving if 4 plus .
__________________
LBV Spa resort October 2013
Bahama bay October/Nov 2015, 1 night Disney contemporary oct 2015, 1 night Loews rpr Nov 2015
Bahama bay October /Nov 2017, 1 night Disney contemporary oct 17 , 1 night AKL , 1 night GF
Mexy02 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
staying at 3 deluxes ...woo hoo
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks
Orlando Attraction Tickets

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump

Kenwood Travel

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

theDIBB Menu


US Dollar Rates
Cash/Travellers Cheques
Covent Garden FX  $1.3839
FAIRFX  $1.3685
M&S  $1.3522
Travelex  $1.3600
Prepaid MasterCard Rates
CaxtonFX  $1.3687
FAIRFX  $1.3685
Travelex CP  $1.3600
Updated: 03:30 26/02/2018

theDIBB Charity
Cancer Research UK
DIBB Members have Donated: £10,009

£

[Learn More]

Euro Rates
Cash/Travellers Cheques
Covent Garden FX  €1.1213
FAIRFX  €1.1120
M&S  €1.0877
Travelex  €1.1145
Prepaid MasterCard Rates
CaxtonFX  €1.1112
FAIRFX  €1.1120
Travelex CP  €1.1145
Updated: 03:30 26/02/2018

Orlando Weather
Florida Time
Sun 25th Feb 10:32pm
Now: 23C/73F
Overcast Clouds
Overcast Clouds
Cloud Cover: 90%
Wind: 8mph - S Arrow points to where the wind is coming from.
Pressure: 1022mb
Humidity: 78%
Illuminations Smoke
Updated: 02:56 26/02/2018

Latest Group Posts
Sept/Oct 2018
Wondering who's going?
by sasperella
Yesterday 10:59 PM Go to last post
Bikini Babes
Weigh in w/c 19 Feb
by MrsB87
24 Feb 18 06:04 PM Go to last post
October 2018
Welcome - Come and Say Hello
by Xolile
24 Feb 18 04:35 PM Go to last post
April 2019
Hubby gave me the go ahead!
by DisneyHoneymoon
22 Feb 18 10:08 PM Go to last post
WDW September 2018
How is your to-do list looking?
by KymmieAKiss
21 Feb 18 08:46 PM Go to last post
November 2018 Disney Holidays
Linking to MDE
by Dont mind me
21 Feb 18 05:55 PM Go to last post
View All Groups