PHOTO: Disney Redesigns MagicBand Packaging to Answer Environmental Concerns

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As it turns out, those big cardboard boxes you get in the mail carrying your Walt Disney World MagicBands were bad for environment… Who would have guessed? Anyway, it seems enough people complained to the point where Disney has completely redesigned the boxes and made them out of recyclable materials.

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The new boxes also probably save Disney money, but that is purely speculation on our part. Guest should be receiving the new boxes starting immediately if they ordered or are having MagicBands shipped to them for their upcoming vacation.

The old style boxes looked like this and were double boxed, rather than the box for the bands itself doubling as the shipping container:

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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  • Coming from the UK, our magic bands aren’t shipped to us so we collect them at check in, and my last couple trips (at least back to September 2015) I have simply received the central grey holder part of the new box with the magic bands on it. So it seems as though this has been a while in the making!

  • […] WDW News Today is reporting that new eco-friendly MagicBand boxes are being sent to resort guests who have a stay from at least 30 days out. The old box, which has been in use since 2013, came packaged inside an outer cardboard box, and the inner box itself had a lot of open-air space in it. This led to waste both for the amount of paper used and for the amount of bulk space it took up on delivery trucks. The new box is smaller, self-contained, and apparently made of recycled materials. Here’s a picture of the new box: […]

  • I used those boxes to help me organize drawers. Mainly to keep my five-year-old daughter’s small clothing pieces in order in a big drawer. But I am sure most people got rid of them. But like a previous commenter before mentioned. It was probably more economic to change the packaging.

  • I was actually able to turn my old ones in for recycling, just had to break down the boxes first (like with any boxes/cardboard or book cover-type materials). But I kept one (the bottom portion that says “Incredibles” on the front) as a catch-all tray on a top shelf in one of my closets, mostly for luggage tags.