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Unread 5 Dec 17, 12:28 AM  
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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?
We aren't staying on site this trip.
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This won't apply to many people, but because we have non-expiry tickets, we had an issue where these were 'drained' from our magic bands rather than the 14 day ultimates we had bought to get the free dining package at SSR in 2015 and OKW in 2016. We only found out at check out when I asked the CM to check how many days we had left on the non expiry tickets.

Long winded way of saying magic bands are linked to whatever is on your MDE account. We had plastic cards for non expiry tickets and two lots of magic bands.

I should have 'prioritised' the tickets on our MDE account, apparently.

So if you have ticket now in advance you will be able to link them in advance.

If you buy tickets at the park, I'm sure they will help you.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?

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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.
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Is there anywhere that sells Magic Bands in the UK (or ships to)?
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