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Old 02-11-2019, 12:24 PM   #1
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We are finally (and hopefully) returning to WDW in October this year after waiting nine long years and this will be our first experience using Magic Bands.

My only main concern is if we would have problems if we use those cute decals that I see on Etsy and other places that cover the Mickey head part of the band. I'm sure if there would be problems, people wouldn't sell them, right?
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:35 PM   #2
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I'm virtually certain it would not be a problem, but I'm not an expert.

Posting to give this piece of advice: wear them 24 hours a day.
If you don't, you risk someone forgetting theirs in the morning , or not being able to find it .

One time DGF forgot hers in the morning, and we were halfway to AK on the bus before we realized it. In that situation, go to Guest Relations, and they can very likely make a card for you that serves the same function as your Magic Band, as they did for her. It helps if you have some information to give them such as the ID number of the AP or ticket that person is using; being compulsive I am usually carrying such info. But they can probably do it regardless.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:35 PM   #3
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Hello!

We are finally (and hopefully) returning to WDW in October this year after waiting nine long years and this will be our first experience using Magic Bands.

My only main concern is if we would have problems if we use those cute decals that I see on Etsy and other places that cover the Mickey head part of the band. I'm sure if there would be problems, people wouldn't sell them, right?
Do they usually cover the puck? IIRC all the ones I've seen just cover the band and have an opening in the middle. You pick your colors from the website usually to work with them.

That being said, I don't think you'll have much or any trouble even with those stickers. At worst they might interfere with the long-range stuff like your name showing up in Small World, but for opening doors or FP the RFID data should pass right through
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I have an Etsy decal right over the mickey head on the puck on my band and my daughters and they work just fine. We have used them for about 2 years [4 trips ] now...and I have two older bands that have a full vinyl wrap and they work fine as well
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:57 PM   #5
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Hello!

We are finally (and hopefully) returning to WDW in October this year after waiting nine long years and this will be our first experience using Magic Bands.

My only main concern is if we would have problems if we use those cute decals that I see on Etsy and other places that cover the Mickey head part of the band. I'm sure if there would be problems, people wouldn't sell them, right?
No issue we used the decals and no problems actually received a few compliments on them. I also use the DVC slide they send to you to put on. Found that CM look for them, and remind you of various DVC perks and discounts. I also bought a DVC Magic Band for our trip in April this year -so I'm going all out DVC on the Magic Bands !!!!!

ENJOY YOUR TRIP !!!!! Nine years a long time - So you got lots to catch up on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Do they usually cover the puck? IIRC all the ones I've seen just cover the band and have an opening in the middle. You pick your colors from the website usually to work with them.

That being said, I don't think you'll have much or any trouble even with those stickers. At worst they might interfere with the long-range stuff like your name showing up in Small World, but for opening doors or FP the RFID data should pass right through
Doesn't matter. Covering the puck doesn't affect it either since it's all RFID. Not even long range. You'd have to have a shield to affect it.
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Holy cow!!!!

Nine years.....Welcome back! So much has changed and been added over those years.

Decals are not a problem for the magic bands.
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Hello!

We are finally (and hopefully) returning to WDW in October this year after waiting nine long years and this will be our first experience using Magic Bands.

My only main concern is if we would have problems if we use those cute decals that I see on Etsy and other places that cover the Mickey head part of the band. I'm sure if there would be problems, people wouldn't sell them, right?
I hope you have a great trip!!! I am just curious,,,,,for the past 9 years have you just rented your points or given them as gifts or have you been cruising with Disney Cruise Line on points or using RCI...? We often wonder what we would do long term with our points of we want to do non Disney trips.....
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Hello!

We are finally (and hopefully) returning to WDW in October this year after waiting nine long years and this will be our first experience using Magic Bands.

My only main concern is if we would have problems if we use those cute decals that I see on Etsy and other places that cover the Mickey head part of the band. I'm sure if there would be problems, people wouldn't sell them, right?
Zero issues at all. I've decorated since the start and with things that cover more than those types do.
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Hello!

We are finally (and hopefully) returning to WDW in October this year after waiting nine long years and this will be our first experience using Magic Bands.

My only main concern is if we would have problems if we use those cute decals that I see on Etsy and other places that cover the Mickey head part of the band. I'm sure if there would be problems, people wouldn't sell them, right?
You shouldn't have problems. We decorate ours every time we visit, and we have never had an issue.
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