APs and Resort guests can now upgrade their magicband

Spridell

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Jul 16, 2016
Silly question, has anyone been able to determine what is the best time of day or night to get the bands before they sell out? We have a family trip of 8 all trying to get what we want:((
Thanks
It really is such a crap shoot. I have gone on and it says over 30 bands available then I click on the one I want and SOLD OUT. Then I refresh and it goes down to 14 bands available.

It is really all over the place.
 

Runnsally

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Sep 30, 2016
Silly question, has anyone been able to determine what is the best time of day or night to get the bands before they sell out? We have a family trip of 8 all trying to get what we want:((
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Related question...does anyone understand why the system for these themed bands is so whack? Is demand that high that they need to constantly (as in like on the hour) rotate what is available? I figured this would improve with time, but remains bizzaro...
 

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  • sanibellife

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    Feb 9, 2017
    Oh my gosh this was so incredibly frustrating. I literally tried for months to get fun magic bands for our trip. We had an end of August trip that got moved to end of September due to Dorian. I tried all before our August "trip" and then leading up to end of Sept trip. Never any luck to get the bands I wanted for each of us!!! I finally succumbed and gave up. I let Disney send what ever they wanted. We would up with gray bands which was totally fine. We had a wonderful amazing trip and it had nothing to do with the bands. :flower1:
    I might suggest buying bands at Disney when you get there and having everything transferred over to the new bands. There were a million different bands to choose from at the parks and at the resorts.
     

    krayzie

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    Sep 25, 2013
    Related question...does anyone understand why the system for these themed bands is so whack? Is demand that high that they need to constantly (as in like on the hour) rotate what is available? I figured this would improve with time, but remains bizzaro...
    Demand is probably pretty high. Everyone who has a disney world resort reservation can get a magic band. It doesn't matter how far off their trip is. Then add in the fact that you can get bands for each reservation you have.
     

    anricat

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    Feb 20, 2014
    I might suggest buying bands at Disney when you get there and having everything transferred over to the new bands. There were a million different bands to choose from at the parks and at the resorts.
    No need to transfer. No data is stored on the bands. You simply add the band online to MDE and all the information can be accessed with the new band. The band is more like the key to a lock than any actual storage device (with the exception of Sorcerer's of the Magic Kingdom and possibly the pirate adventure thing - data for your progress in the game is actually stored in the band which I find incredibly annoying and there's no way to transfer it).
     
  • eeyoresnr

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    Apr 27, 2007
    Silly question, has anyone been able to determine what is the best time of day or night to get the bands before they sell out? We have a family trip of 8 all trying to get what we want:((
    Thanks
    truthfully, for 8 it's probably not gonna happen... we had 2 reservations, for 2 and for 3... when I ordered for the 2 (when they finally had more than the plain colors I still ended up with a plain red for myself. the Minnie band ran out in process of ordering but didn't say that til it was finalized. our res for 3 was right when they arrived but 2 had to settle for their 2nd choice. for our march split stay I was able to order for the first half. but not yet for the 2nd half as they don't have anything we want … my suggestion would be to get everyone in your groups 1st, 2md and 3rd choice plus a color they are willing to settle for... Disney really needs to get on top of this as it has been a major fail since day one
     

    mamamelody2

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    Apr 29, 2016
    Silly question, has anyone been able to determine what is the best time of day or night to get the bands before they sell out? We have a family trip of 8 all trying to get what we want:((
    Thanks
    It seems to be random. And seriously annoying. LOL.
    For our Labor Day week trip it was just DH and I and we had a split stay, so two magic bands for each of us. For one reservation I was able to get us each an upgraded one that we wanted. I tried for a while with the second reservation and ended up only able to get an upgraded one for me. I upgraded to an AP on that trip and still haven't ordered my AP band as they never have one I want in stock.
     

    SuJo

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    Jan 30, 2003
    Silly question, has anyone been able to determine what is the best time of day or night to get the bands before they sell out? We have a family trip of 8 all trying to get what we want:((
    Thanks
    I have seen more selections in the morning (EST) but I have seen other options pop up during the day so definitely look as soon in the morning as you can but keep checking back.
     
  • donnegirl

    Earning My Ears
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    Jul 13, 2019
    Has anyone who's managed to order an upgraded band and had to pick them up their resort yet? Were there any problems? I got an email saying it would be shipped to my resort but I'm not thrilled about not knowing for sure until I get there. Not being able to get them in Canada is frustrating!
     

    KMWoolley

    Proud Canuck; DisDad #863
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    Sep 10, 2011
    Has anyone who's managed to order an upgraded band and had to pick them up their resort yet? Were there any problems? I got an email saying it would be shipped to my resort but I'm not thrilled about not knowing for sure until I get there. Not being able to get them in Canada is frustrating!
    Did it it August, no issues
     

    Starclassic

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    Aug 6, 2011
    These things are going to drive me nuts! I’ve been trying constantly since booking a couple weeks ago. I’m getting the kids plain colors that they’ll decorate themselves with stickers. Hubby wants Galaxy’s Edge which I’ve been able to add easily, but I can’t grab one for myself. There’s like half a dozen different designs I like but every single time I click checkout it tells me what I’ve picked for myself is out of stock. So frustrating!!
     

    KMWoolley

    Proud Canuck; DisDad #863
    Joined
    Sep 10, 2011
    These things are going to drive me nuts! I’ve been trying constantly since booking a couple weeks ago. I’m getting the kids plain colors that they’ll decorate themselves with stickers. Hubby wants Galaxy’s Edge which I’ve been able to add easily, but I can’t grab one for myself. There’s like half a dozen different designs I like but every single time I click checkout it tells me what I’ve picked for myself is out of stock. So frustrating!!
    Been trying since August for a trip that is now 3 weeks out...don't count on it getting better...sorry
     

    Eastern

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    Dec 30, 2006
    I just got a small world band. There's a new mickey head with stars that I havent seen before just went up.
     

    anricat

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    Feb 20, 2014
    The special Descendants band I managed to snag for my daughter was lost in the mail. :( :( The post office was completely unhelpful because it was scanned as delivered (it wasn't). Disney is going to ship a replacement to our resort but we have to pay for a new one. *sigh* So that's $30 for a Descendants band now....
     

    Starclassic

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    Aug 6, 2011
    I just got ours! Got hubby’s and my first choices (Galaxy’s Edge for him, Dole Whip for me) and plain ones for the kids to decorate themselves. So excited!
     

    Disneyhanna

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    Nov 29, 2017
    I just got a small world band. There's a new mickey head with stars that I havent seen before just went up.
    I just received this one in the mail, it is SO cute in person! It looks like the millennial pink band, which is what I wanted but it's never offered as an upgrade. The designs are adorable but pretty subtle since you mostly see the middle puck part of the band which is plain.
     


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