• On Aug 14, 2017
    Katie from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello Moms! I have just booked a WDW trip for October. While I was customizing the magic bands I noticed that they look a bit different than the ones that have been used in the past. Are the magic bands different now, and do they work the same way? Thanks!

    Hey there, Katie!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Several months back, Disney released the MagicBand 2. The new MagicBands are little more versatile than the first generation MagicBand. Now you can pop out the center of the MagicBand 2, where the Mickey emblem is and wear it around your neck or on a key chain. The accessories for the MagicBand 2, called MagicKeepers, can be purchased on the Disney Store website or the Shop Disney Parks mobile app. Or if you're like my little ones, they really enjoy wearing the MagicBand as a watch, just like the original. 

    The MagicBand 2 works just like the original, so no worries there! You're theme park tickets, FastPass+ selections, PhotoPass pictures, and credit card info (if staying at a Walt Disney World resort) all still operate the same! 

    Enjoy your upcoming Disney vacation, Katie! If more questions come up before October, visit with us again!

    Wishing you magic and memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Korliss, Alabama

My love for all things Disney developed at the age of three from my parents. Today, my Prince, Princess, husband, and extended family share my passion for Walt Disney World too. I am excited to share my passion with you, as I help you plan your next Disney vacation.  Learn More About Korliss

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