New Details Emerge on MagicBand Including Customization Options

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You already know that MagicBand will forever change the guest experience when it debuts as part of MyMagic+ later this year. However, some new details have emerged that you might not be aware of:

  • Made of a hypoallergenic material, MagicBand is flexible and comfortable to wear. It has ridges on the backside that help air circulate between the band and the wrist. It has been designed to withstand hot and cold temperatures. It is also waterproof.
  • The MagicBand easily scales to fit nearly any guest. It is adjustable and has a peel away layer to make the band small enough to fit children.

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  • Guests who visit MyDisneyExperience before their vacation will have the opportunity to personalize their MagicBand with one of seven colors (Green, Blue, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Black, and Red as far as we can tell). They will also be able to have their name printed on the inside of the band. Guests who do not personalize their bands will get a two-tone grey band.
  • In the future, guests will be able to personalize the band with different accessories.
  • As soon as MagicBand testing begins, guest can use it during the vehicle design process at Test Track.

So, what do you think about MagicBand now? Does any of this change your feelings about the MagicBand?

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  • love it!!! honestly, I hope they have them when we go in June. I think it's going to be very easy, especially using it for snack credits.

  • Forget the band and all the accessories – can I just get it implanted in my wrist, thank you!

  • That's one fancy wrist band…I like it! I may wear mine after I come home. lol We're not planning our next trip until December so hopefully they will be out by then. :D

  • Sounds very exciting. I wonder if you will be able to use the wristband to make purchases on like the Key to the World.

  • Hope the band's are available for our trip this coming Thanksgiving! Great idea! I want a green one!! :)

  • I saw some more of these on the Dizfanatic site a while back. It looks like they will have different characters and patterns too. Look at some of the photos in the diztech artical 12 that talks about these. They look like they will make nice collectibles.

  • I like the idea of having the band for the interactive experiences they are planning at certain attractions. I despise the plan of making Fast Pass Plus to be limited to just one of the 4 parks per day. So much for park hopping unless you want to wait in lines for Fast Pass Plus attractions when you go to a 2nd park in a single day. If they don't change their plans for this limitation, it will decrease their Park Hopper sales in the future, which means less revenue for Disney later down the road once Fast Pass Plus is in place.

  • Is there a way to order this and have it sent to me? It'll be a while before I can go to Disney World again but i'd REALLY like to get one!

  • I wish the RFID chip installed was encrypted to prevent nefarious evil-doers from stealing your number. With it, they could program their own chip with your number. With it, they could easily enter your hotel room. Enter the theme parks. If a PIN isn't required, they could use your credit card (assuming you've attached one to your profile). All prevented with a little encryption. I don't think it's likely that there'll be people stealing RFID numbers, but it's supposedly quite easy to do.

    • Disney's put several billion dollars into researching, planning and testing this. I think they may have addressed these issues.

      Most of your assumptions are false anyways. The information on the RFID is merely a pointer to a database. All database information is encrypted, and therefore is inaccessable. Its not as easy as you think it is to hack into their system.

      Also, a PIN would of course be required for all monetary transactions.

  • Im wondering if these are for people who are going to the park multiple days or staying at one of the resorts? We will be there for just one day in mid June, staying off property…. is this what we will have to use instead of a ticket like prior years?

    • I read on the Disney Blog that off-property resort guests have the option to use the magic bands as well.

  • He's been dead for almost 50 years. How the heck do YOU know what he would like?

    Know what he DID like? Making money, and lots of it. This helps.

  • Hopefully someone can answer this question for me. I can't seem to find it anywhere. Will the regular paper Fastpass option still be available even if you have the wrist band on? I feel like their leaning to one day erasing the whole ticket distribution at the parks. Also can you get as many Fastpasses through the app as you would in the parks(of course keeping the original 1-hour time frame)?

  • We'll be going in late May/early June. The Disney Travel rep that spoke to me said that while she obviously couldn't guarantee anything or even give me a firm date for when it was rolling out, it was safe to assume that we'd be using them on our trip. Make of that what you will, I guess.

  • I was thinking the same thing about the park hopper. Most times though when I go to a second park, it is at night and we usually are there for dinner or one of the night time shows. So fast pass wouldn't really matter but thats just me. It is something to think about when purchasing tickets

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