New Magic Band choices (discounted) for onsite stays

mgarbowski

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What I was told about this by a phone CM (so who knows if this is true) is that if you haven't confirmed the shipping address or started selecting magic bands at all, then the system lets you go until 11 days in advance to customize before you are cut off and get grey magic bands at the front desk. If you've gone in to the order and made any solid color selections then it treats the order like the old system and assumes you've made your selections and starts finalizing and shipping out orders 3-4 weeks in advance.
I'd say it is likely true as it is consistent with what happened to me. Again, at this point I don't care. I also have maybe 10% confidence it will ever work sufficiently that I will manage to place orders in time for next year's trip around the same time. There is no sign of any improvement. And I think you're right that Disney looks at the program as a net positive even though it has been a complete fiasco from the customer POV. It's small potatoes as things go, but I really know of almost nobody, even people who managed to get what they wanted, who reports that it was a straightforward, fully positive transaction.
 

Anne

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They're back....

Anyone with a resort reservation or AP band can customize a custom or plain band. I played around with it last night and it seemed to be working and not glitchy but I didn't finalize anything. There was still no limitation on who can order, I could do bands for my March 2021 reservation. I'm guessing there won't be the overwhelming demand this time around lol. There are many custom band options offered for more than $10. For example the Galaxy's Edge band is limited edition and $20.

I re-read some of this thread and it feels surreal. I would love to be back a year ago when my biggest Disney concern was getting a discounted magic band.
 
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