This is such a big subject area so no doubt I will miss something. Anyway, following on from checking in at Old Key West we were given our Magic Bands which allowed us to access the majority of what My Disney Experience had to offer. We had already pre booked our Fastpass Plus and also our ADR's. We were able to swipe a credit card to each band which meant that we could keep all our spends seperate. This was really useful as there were four of us in the room. It made it that little bit easier. We found that due to the position of the reciever on the door to our room, we had to perform some strange hand movements to enable it to work. This was our only issue, which was probably more to do with the door than the bands themselves. The next day we used them to access the park and had no issues at all with getting in. We scanned our band and placed our finger on the scanner and off we went. We had our first meal (breakfast) and used it to charge to the room. We didn't use our dining plan as we had allocated the points to more expensive meals. It was a little too easy to do. Throughout the rest of the holiday we we charging things to the room and making use of their gift resort delivery. It makes is so easy to spend your money. In the end I liked fastpass plus. I also liked that we didn't have to fetch a little bit of paper each time. The only downside was remembering the times of the fastpasses each day. As we like to travel light we didn't take a smart phone so on a few occations we had to use the fastpass kiosk to confirm our times. We did have one issue in Epcot where the cast member (for reasons unknown) deleted all our fastpasses for the day and then tried to claim it was done by someone called Carlos! We watched her cancel them in horror and she could grasp that we got up extra early 60 days ago to book them. Sadly, they were popular ones which we lost. We did have a little moan but we were told that the walk on times were so small it didn't matter. In regards to fastpass and the band I would have liked to have seen a little LCD screen within the band which was able to be used as a watch but also to show you times of your fastpasses and ADR's, that way you could keep track without the need of checking. Maybe you could access your room balance and also keep tabs on your dining plan credits. We did find out that you can arrive for your fastpasses 5 mins early or up to 15 mins later than the times you had booked. We found that handy a couple of times. You can only book an aditional fastpass once all three have been used or expired but we found once they were used there were very rarely any left. We also linked our memory maker to the band. I loved how it knew where we were for ride photos. No need to queue at the desk to have it added. It was brilliant, and I love the ride videos too! (I will try and get one uploaded if I can). We did notice that there was a lot less photopass photographers around and did mention it to a cast member, who believes that photopass will be removed in the next few years. I hope this isn't true as one of the advantages of having it is so that you don't have to carry a think in the parks. They have also added a PIN to the band so if it's lost no one can use it without the PIN. We didn't find any limited edition bands until the back end of our trip so felt it a little pointless in buying one (even though I was tempted to buy the Haunted Mansion one). Overall I think Disney have been very clever here, making it really easy to spend money and also very difficult to get offsite without a car. While the Billion dollars quoted seems a lot of money to spend on 'bands' I think they will reep the benifits in years to come as they add different things to the bands. One thing I will say about the bands however is that the plastic does irritate my skin. I found that buying a cotton sleve for the band helped a lot but did find it affected the performance when entering the parks or using fastpass. One minor moan, I cannot understand why the MNSSHP tickets could not be added to the band. It wasn't a major issue, but felt that with everything else they could save a bit of money rather than printing on bits of plastic.