If you ask me, and nobody did, the evolution to the My Magic+ system and all that comes with it can be quite exciting! But, it can be scary, too. Nobody likes change! We have gotten so attached to the way things work, that making any changes just doesn’t meet with quick approval. However, I may be one of the few who thinks this can be a good thing. And, at least Disney is trying to make the Magic Band attractive. Personally, I’ll miss the use of lanyards with pockets to carry my Key to the Kingdom card with me. And, putting them in my scrapbook at the end of the trip.
It seems that with the My Magic+ program, the phrase ‘getting connected’ has a whole new meaning. Through the Magic Band we may be able to track all of our reservations. That means that Park Admission, Dining Plan, Room Access, Purchases, and of course, FastPass+ will all be on your wrist. It looks as though this will speed up the processes considerably once everything gets worked out.
As testing continues, reports are beginning to surface about how well, or not so well, the bands are working. For the most part, I’ve heard good things about the experiences that are being had as a result of this little piece of technology. I am hoping the bugs are worked out and that live usage will begin before our next family vacation to WDW!
If you have a smartphone, making use of ALL of the features is best through the My Disney Experience (MDE) app that is available for IOS and Android devices. However, there are kiosks available in the parks, also, to help make changes or additions to FastPass+ and Dining reservations. You can link all of your tickets, reservations, Photopass+ and planning to your Magic Band through the MDE. I found this video on YouTube, and thought it was the best at showing how it actually works.
I’d love to hear about how you all REALLY feel about My Magic+. Please leave your comments on the blog.
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