Walt Disney World Pulling New MagicBand Slap Bracelets from Store Shelves Due to Manufacturing Defect
After almost two weeks on store shelves, Walt Disney World cast members are now pulling the new MagicBand Slap Bracelets from racks due to some sort of issues with the Mickey Mouse icon pucks that come with each.
The MagicBand Slap Bracelets were pulled from stores at the Magic Kingdom this morning, but were still on shelves at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We informed cast members of this and they said they should be gone from all stores property-wide “by the end of the day.”.
According to managers we spoke to, they were having problems with the RFID technology in the Mickey Mouse icon pucks. Apparently, they were encountering issues when trying to link the new slap bracelet bands to guest accounts on MyDisneyExperience.
It is unclear if the existing four designs of the MagicBand Slap Bracelets will return at some point once the issues are corrected, or if more designs will be released at some point. We would assume the manufacturing problem can be solved and that they will, but that’s just a guess on our part.
We’ll keep you updated on this story as more develops.