APs and Resort guests can now upgrade their magicband

  • traveler000mkl

    Earning My Ears
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    Apr 16, 2019
    Our customization cut off is in 3 days !! I really hope it becomes available today. I've already told my kids we would be able to pick new magic bands...
     

    Ejpats

    Earning My Ears
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    Jul 9, 2014
    It seems even WDWToday doesn't know for sure what's going on lol.
    Agreed. Their latest reply to someone on Twitter:

    Hi there, Amy! You should be able to customize them with the new options real soon! Be sure to keep an eye out for more information in the upcoming weeks!
     
  • maui2k5

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Feb 24, 2005
    Agreed. Their latest reply to someone on Twitter:

    Hi there, Amy! You should be able to customize them with the new options real soon! Be sure to keep an eye out for more information in the upcoming weeks!
    Why is it so hard for them to commit to a date for when they will be available? Why not just wait to announce the option until their systems are ready?
     

    eeyoresnr

    DIS Veteran
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    Apr 27, 2007
    I agree. I just said those exact words to my daughter. Disney should never have even announced this until they put it into action. And on top of that I read on another board that they were only going to be for new reservations that were made after the upgrade goes into effect. If that was true can you even imagine the amount of pissed off people...
     

    Ejpats

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 9, 2014
    Why is it so hard for them to commit to a date for when they will be available? Why not just wait to announce the option until their systems are ready?
    Someone just asked about the mixed messages from Disney Twitter today and this is response (clear as mud):

    Matt, we truly apologize for the confusion. Please check back periodically for this option to be active in your My Disney Experience account
     
  • cmwade77

    DIS Veteran
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    Jul 1, 2005
    Dear Disney: PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO GIVE YOU MORE MONEY.

    Why is it so difficult for them to roll ANYTHING out????
    Because several years ago, Disney wanted to save money on their IT department by hiring foreign workers instead of U.S. workers, as they would work for less money and want fewer benefits. Disney quickly discovered the law wouldn't allow them to fire U.S. citizens to bring in foreign workers on H1-B visas, as these visas are intended solely for hiring people when there are no U.S. workers that are qualified and willing to take the jobs. In this case, there were clearly qualified people that could take the jobs as they were already doing the job. But of course a little thing like the law isn't going to stand in the way of profits, so they found a loophole in the law that if they outsourced the IT department to another company, they could fire the U.S. workers and the outside company could hire the foreign workers.

    I am not trying to discuss the merits of the H1-B visas and if they are a good idea or not, only explaining what Disney did in the past that has brought us to the point we are at now or was that supposed to be a rhetorical question?
     

    babesboo99

    Veteren Disney Vacationer
    Joined
    Mar 16, 2009
    I was able to get WDWToday to confirm that those with existing reservations WILL be able to use the upgrade option.
    This is good to know i was hoping up grade for our trip in the fall since we already have a DVC reservation already
     

    TNGirlwCamera

    Mouseketeer
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    Jun 19, 2017
    It's not unusual in the IT world to announce a new feature or software as "Coming Soon"

    The problem with Disney is they never follow-up with a date or if they do, they don't seem to hit it. Even worse, they implement it and it doesn't work...
     

    Ariel620

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Feb 29, 2016
    Still only solid colors for me today (5/16), and now I am past my "customize by" date, and the info says "act quickly, your order may ship at any moment"

    I'm still not customizing them though. I don't even want another set of the old solid colors, we can just use old ones if the new ones never load. But I hope by not customizing them, they do not ship any, so even if it rolls out much closer to our trip, there is still a chance we could get them (even if we have to pick them up when we arrive instead of having them shipped). I am encouraged by the "11 days before your trip" note in the announcement video. Our customize by date was yesterday, but 11 days before our trip is still almost 3 weeks away.
     

    cmwade77

    DIS Veteran
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    Jul 1, 2005
    Still only solid colors for me today (5/16), and now I am past my "customize by" date, and the info says "act quickly, your order may ship at any moment"

    I'm still not customizing them though. I don't even want another set of the old solid colors, we can just use old ones if the new ones never load. But I hope by not customizing them, they do not ship any, so even if it rolls out much closer to our trip, there is still a chance we could get them (even if we have to pick them up when we arrive instead of having them shipped). I am encouraged by the "11 days before your trip" note in the announcement video. Our customize by date was yesterday, but 11 days before our trip is still almost 3 weeks away.
    Even if you don't customize, they will ship gray ones automatically unless you decline them.
     

    JulesMD

    Earning My Ears
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    May 15, 2019
    We normally avoid all the upcharges, but I'd pay $10 for this! In the past we've spent $5 a person buying decals, and these will look nicer and last better. I bet this is going to be popular. I'm surprised it took this long.
    I agree with Rach3975 that we normally avoid upcharges. But I love this idea, personally!
     

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