What time is the 3 o’clock parade? How much longer until our FP+ window opens? When is dinner? Ever since Walt Disney World introduced MagicBands, we’ve been glancing at our wrists thinking our MagicBands were watches. Now, they can be.
Disney has created “watch sliders” for MagicBands, which is pretty cool. We had to try these out on our most recent trip…
We ordered our set of watch sliders from Wishes and Dreams Concierge Shopping and they arrived at our home before we left for Walt Disney World. This turned out to be a good thing, because we didn’t see the watch sliders in any of the shops while we were there. They seem to be a hard to find item. We even had Cast Members asking us about them.
|The Minnie Mouse Watch Slider retails for $24.95.
The Mickey Mouse Watch Slider is $17.95
The Minnie Slider is super cute, while the Mickey slider is pretty plain. You almost don’t notice the Mickey head on it at first.
Another big difference is that the Minnie Watch is analog while the Mickey version is digital. You may or may not have a preference when it comes to this.
Operation and Construction
Each came with a simple set of instructions for setting the watch to the proper time.
|The Minnie Mouse MagicBand Watch Slider resembles a traditional watch face.|
|Mickey Mouse digital watch removed from its rubber slider|
Neither says anything about being waterproof or water resistant. I did accidentally submerge my Mickey Watch Slider in a stingray touch tank at the aquarium, and it’s still working. I wouldn’t advise wearing the watch sliders into the pool, however.
Wearing the MagicBand Watch Sliders
Speaking of wearing them, the sliders, as their name implies, “slide” on to your MagicBand using the slots on the back.
For comparison, here is a picture of the Disney Vacation Club slider. You can see that the watch sliders work the same way, but are a bit bulkier.
The Minnie Mouse version’s instructions warn you not to cover the “Mickey Head” part of your MagicBand. This would get in the way of the MagicBand when trying to redeem a FP+, making a purchase, or unlocking your door. So, you have to wear it off to the side.
|Don’t slide the watch face over the Mickey Head|
I thought this would be a bit awkward, and it is. I experimented with several different placements, but the ideal way to wear it for us was on the inside part of the wrist, just below the Mickey Head on the MagicBand. You only need to tilt your wrist slightly to see what time it is.
|The Watch Slider is bulky, but still leaves some room for other bandits/sliders|
|Lisa trying on here Minnie Mouse Watch Slider|
Using the MagicBand Watch Sliders in the Parks
|My Watch Slider says it’s time for a Mickey Bar!|