What are magic bands?


#1

I was reading the Wikipedia page on MB, it says there is a transmitter inside. Is this an option for slapping on my little ones in case someone gets lost? Can the park track your kiddos?


#2

Here's an article on TP that should help to answer your questions: http://blog.touringplans.com/2013/09/04/magicband-faq/

The MagicBands are not being used in DLR, but only in WDW at this time. I believe I read somewhere recently that they could potentially be used to track children but that they are not currently being used for that purpose.


#3

Thank you, this exactly the information I was looking for. We are going to DLR in October. Maybe next trip they'll be up and running.


#4

Even if they could track a person, I am not so sure I would want that. I understand for lost kiddos, but the thought of them knowing where I am at every moment is kind of creepy. Too much big brother