I have some exciting news to share today! The new MagicBands are shipping to Guests! How do I know? Well, today, in my mailbox, I received two brand new MagicBand 2 bands.
Now, let me preface this news with a couple of things. First, I literally booked my resort room stay within this past week. I will be down at Walt Disney World for marathon weekend and found myself needing a room for an extra night. So last Thursday, I booked a room only reservation for Pop Century. I immediately placed my order for my MagicBands that same afternoon, fully expecting to get the older version. I was notified by email that my MagicBands were shipped out to me on December 31.
I say all this as a warning because I have been hearing from people that they are still receiving the older version of MagicBand. So, I believe that currently which MagicBand you are shipped is still up in the air. You may get the new version, you may get the older version. One thing is for sure and that’s that the new versions are hitting people’s mailboxes for their upcoming Walt Disney World vacations.
With that information now out there, I can tell you that the new MagicBand 2 is much lighter than the previous version. I also find that the band itself is much more flexible.
The MagicBand 2 does feature the Mickey puck in the middle that can be removed and placed in other items such as key chains, as well as other MagicBands. (Don’t worry, it isn’t easily removable. You will have to have a tiny screwdriver to remove the puck.) Overall, I find that the puck is pretty large. I have a very small wrist and as you can see, compared to my Apple Watch, it’s pretty big.
Also, as you can clearly see, it’s a much bigger band than the original MagicBand was.
Don’t fret if you have the older version of MagicBand, as it will continue to work on your Walt Disney World vacation. I know I plan to use both versions this weekend. What do you think of these new MagicBands?