Skip to main content

Magic Bands From Walt Disney World



If you are a fan of  Disney,  you are probably aware  that Disney's engineers are constantly developing and designing new and innovative tools to make the visit of every guest more convenient, exciting and enjoyable. There is always something being planned, built and/or created at their many parks and resorts. They constantly ride on the crest of the innovation wave. Disney "imagineers" are forward-looking and futuristic in their designing and planning.  One of the newest tools, which is currently being tested for use at Walt Disney World Resort, is something called MyMagic+.

My husband and I are scheduled to visit Walt Disney World in the near future and, as upcoming Disney Resort hotel guests and Disney Vacation Club members http://disneyvacationclub.disney.go.com/, we were sent an invitation to test out something called the MagicBand. This band is worn by the Walt Disney World Resort guest and is programmed with all sorts of information typically required to enter your room and the parks. It also can also be programmed to hold "fast passes" to rides and attractions and even dinner reservations. The band can also used to purchase food and merchandise at select location throughout the resorts and parks.




We accepted Disney's invitation and set to work ordering our personalized bands. We were able to choose from a nice variety of colors. Glenn chose blue and I chose pink. Being children at heart and loving all things Disney, ordering our bands was an exciting and fun process for the two of us. We placed the order, online, for our bands and were surprised when, just two days later, UPS delivered a package to our door.



The bands came in a really great, hard cover, collector style box with Helen Parr, from the movie "The Incredibles," on the cover. If you have seen this great animated movie, you might recall that before marrying Bob Parr(aka Mr. Incredible), Helen Parr (aka Elastigirl) lived the life of a Super Hero and was able to "morph" and stretch her body into various shapes to perform heroic feats and rescue people in trouble. After marriage, the couple had to go into a protection program and were living a surburban life with their family, known as the Parrs. Helen had abandoned her super life for a more "normal" and less hazardous life with her family. Her husband, Mr. Incredible(Bob), also a super hero, was working at a mundane white-collar job, had gained weight and gotten out of shape.  He longed for the old crime-fighting, villain-crushing days and was being lured back into the Super World to foil a plot formulated by the villainous Syndrome . In the movie, Helen finds herself in the position of having to return to her former "super" life to rescue her family, which has become entangled in Syndrome's sinister plot. From 2004, the movie is filled with a great deal of humor and tons of action.  It is great entertainment for kids of all ages, even "kids," like us, who have grand-kids!

Upon opening the box, we found these colorful and fashionably trendy, adjustable bands tucked neatly into their handsome display pockets with our names printed below each :

Personalized Disney's New MagicBands

The bands are personalized inside with our first names. Each band contains everything to make our visit even more hassel-free and exciting than ever before. We will not need a key or card to enter our room at the Disney resort at which we will be staying. We will not have to fumble through backpacks, purses or pockets to retrieve a ticket to enter all of the parks. Our fast passes to Soarin, Toy Story Mania, Test Track, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (I love that Pooh Bear), Kilimanjaro Safaris, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, and Festival of the Lion King are programmed right into the band before we ever leave home.

Everything, all of it, is stored right in this stylish little piece of Disney fashion. Friends, how great is that?!

We are not the first to test it out. I have read some comments on a couple of websites relating to Disney topics and some guests have already had the opportunity to use the bands. We are so excited to be involved, along with some other guests, in the testing process of this great innovation and can hardly wait to get to Walt Disney World to start using our new bands. It is Disney history in the making!

What's that I see coming towards us? A huge wave. The wave of invention and innovation.  It is the wave of the future!




15 comments

Popular posts from this blog

How to Make and Use a Stencil Using Cricut Expression

My family and many of my friends know how much I adore French inspired creations and design. The flourish of the curly-cues and curves are so appealing. An image of the Eiffel Tower in any form sets my imagination into high gear. It will come as no surprise to people who know me well that when I feel the desire to get creative, it is often with a French flair. So, when pondering what to make for Joanne, a dear friend of mine, I designed the stenciled pillow covers shown in this post. 
I constructed the pillow cover/shams myself from a twin sized white cotton sheet and embellished the opening edges with black grosgrain ribbon before sewing the side seam together. If you prefer not to sew your own, you can purchase a pair and begin from there. This image could be reduced a little in size and applied to hand towels, etc.

My Cricut Expression was used to make the stencil for the design and the cartridge used was Storybook. The design used was a flower design which is associated with the …

Victory Sports Soccer Season and the Blessings of Friends and Family

This past Saturday marked the beginning of a new soccer season for Victory Sports, the church league in which my daughter, Angela, her husband and their children have been involved for a good many years now. All three children have played sports with this league and/or have assisted in coaching the younger children for basketball and soccer. Angela does all the things that mothers of children who are involved in church or school sports activities do. Up until now, Jimmy, our son-in-law, has been very active in coaching the children for soccer and basketball. This soccer season he, because of complications and side-effects involved with his treatments, has not been able to coach.

Shiloh Baptist Church is a sponsor of Victory Sports and is the place where all the games are played and where children from all around the Aiken area are blessed to be able to participate in the games and activities associated with Victory Sports. Angela, Jimmy and the children are members there and have bee…

Homemade Fresh Chunky Peach Ice Cream

One of the best things about summer is the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables. Farmer's markets and roadside stands boast baskets of all sorts of beautiful, tempting regional produce. Georgia is called the Peach State but the area where we live in South Carolina grows the most juicy, sweet and delicious peaches you could ever hope to eat. The month of July, particularly around Independence Day is when the best (in my opinion) are ripe and ready to be harvested and sold.

Our family eagerly anticipates the appearance of those beautiful peaches!
There are all sorts of delicious ways to prepare and eat this luscious and delectable fruit. They are simply scrumptious when peeled and sliced like this:
You can add a splash of milk or coconut milk and a little sugar, but it really is not necessary. They are so very sweet and satisfying. Eaten fresh they are quite good for the health. Peaches contain lots of vitamins A and C and minerals, such as potassium. The average peach is said ha…