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Nana2Callie

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Joined
Jan 6, 2011
Since everything is being pushed to the App - what can you still use your Magic Band for? Arriving in 11 days.
 

davper

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Joined
Mar 5, 2015
Get into your room, pay for goods and food, enter the parks, get pictures. And I assume use fastpasses when they come back.

2 weeks ago I used a band from 3 years ago with zero issues and did all of the above, except fast passes. Faster than using the app, in my opinion.
 

Nana2Callie

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jan 6, 2011
Thanks I am glad to here it. Just for clarification when paying for food how did that work with mobile ordering?
 

Fangorn

DIS Veteran
Joined
Sep 3, 2016
Thanks I am glad to here it. Just for clarification when paying for food how did that work with mobile ordering?
Mobile Order doesn't allow you to charge to your room at all, so Magic Bands are not used with Mobile Order. When you place your order, it will charge the credit/debit card you have connected to your MDE account immediately. You can enter a different card # if you want to. You can also use gift cards or Disney Visa Rewards cards. For those last two, you have to enter the card number each time - the app does not save the card number.

Steve
 

paults

HOME IS WHERE BWV IS
Joined
Mar 20, 2002
We got so many MB's to use. I don't need anymore and will just use the one's we got till Disney says we need to pay to use them. Them we stop going .
 

ABCD's Mom

"I'm going to Disney World!"
Joined
Jun 23, 2005
Get into your room, pay for goods and food, enter the parks, get pictures. And I assume use fastpasses when they come back.

2 weeks ago I used a band from 3 years ago with zero issues and did all of the above, except fast passes. Faster than using the app, in my opinion.
no problems with photos with an "older" MB?
 
  • Fangorn

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 3, 2016
    no problems with photos with an "older" MB?
    If by "getting photos" you mean getting PhotoPass photos, then absolutely no problems, as your Magic Band is scanned for those. The ride photos where you do not tap your band to something (7DMT, Pirates, HM, etc.) are a different story as those use the part of the technology that requires the internal battery. Those batteries last about 3 years on average. The batteries are not replaceable nor rechargeable.

    Steve
     

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