New Magic Bands are coming!
If you were following the information coming out of Destination D this past weekend, you know that Disney has a new version of the MagicBand in the works at Walt Disney World® Resort as part of their continuing push to innovate and personalize the Guest vacation experience.
As you can see in the above photo, the MagicBand 2 will feature a new design for the band itself. While the design helps make MagicBand 2 more versatile and customizable, it will still work like the current MagicBand. You will be able to link My Disney Experience to your MagicBand 2, which can serve as a theme park ticket, access to FastPass+ selections, Disney PhotoPass card as well as a room key for Disney Resort Guests.
The MagicBand 2 is a bit wider than the current MagicBands, which is due in part to the removable “puck” which contains the RFID chip that identifies an individual MagicBand. The puck can be placed in different housings — a MagicBand with a different design, a keychain, etc. — which I suppose makes things easier on the operating side of things when a Guest has multiple MagicBands.
MagicBand 2 will make its resort-wide debut soon.