Disney World Introduces MagicBand 2 to its Theme Parks

Disney World MagicBand 2Walt Disney World has begun rolling out the second-generation of its MagicBands to use within its theme parks – after first unveiling the new design back in November.

The bands have been simply dubbed MagicBand 2. They feature a new thinner design and a pop-out disc that can be carried around on ‘MagicKeepers’ – carabiner or lanyard clips that the discs can be attached to, giving the guest an option of not wearing the band at all.

MagicBands give visitors entry into Disney World’s theme parks, redeem FastPass+ reservations,  use Disney PhotoPass, make payments and open hotel rooms. Disney says that more than 29m visitors have used MagicBands, and that 99 per cent of its resorts guests use the bands.

They are on sale at $12.99 in pink, blue, red, green, orange, grey, yellow, and purple. The MagicKeeper lanyard clips cost $12.99 also, while the carabiners retail at $9.99.

“When it comes to our company’s commitment to innovation, the debut of MagicBand technology at the Walt Disney World Resort a few years ago was a game-changer,” said Thomas Smith, editorial content editor at Disney Parks, in a blog post. “In the years since its debut, more than 29 million MagicBands have been produced to unlock the magic of a Disney vacation – from effortless theme-park entry, FastPass+ redemption and Disney PhotoPass association, to skipping the front desk and going directly to your resort room. In fact, MagicBands have been so popular, Disney is now the fourth largest distributor of wearables in the world!”