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PHOTOS: All Guests Now Receiving MagicBand 2 in New Packaging

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Good news if you ordered your MagicBand after December 28th, 2016: you should be receiving a MagicBand 2 when your bands arrive prior to your vacation. Guests (who are non-annual pass holders as they have been getting the bands for a few weeks now) have already reported receiving the bands in the new packaging as of today:

Pics courtesy of MagicBandCollectors.com

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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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  • Ugh. We missed it by a few days. But, We’ve got a stay next week where we booked too close for them to ship. It did allow us to customize bands. I’m hoping they’ll be new and waiting for us at check in.

    • Wouldn’t sweat it. Main reason for the change is to not ‘allow’ you customize bands, but in near future to make you BUY them all. You’ll just get the puck. And they’re not that small. They do allow for better data tracking and sales of guests behavior and spending from a distance though, which is a main part of the purpose of them.

  • I got a Boba Fett magic band online the other day. It is styled as the original ones. Will that be styled as a newer magic band as well?

  • This is not about the bands, but can anyone tell me why there are no rooms available for the All-Star Resorts or Coronado Springs in May?

    • Brazilians offered free tickets and food for visits in the ‘off season’, and 50% discount for groups 30 or more. Almost free. Disney has to do it to stay full and hope guests just buy stuff to make the income, they’ve cut their entertainment/attractions products so badly in Florida.

      • Thanks, I know they are re-doing some of the larger pools and that could have something to do with it.
        I hope this isn’t a money grad to get people to upgrade to a more costly hotel. I’ve been going twice a year May/September and am seriously looking at Universal or off property and skipping Disney.

  • I’m going with a group that booked a package through Vacation Club on 11/14…does that mean we get 1.0? I ask because I see you said if you “ordered” bands after 12/28 you get 2.0, but I assume with our package that included bands are different.

  • Does this mean if you customized before December 28th or did they have to ship before the 28th? Because I want no part of these bulky ass things