• On Apr 13, 2021
    Gracie from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the difference between the Magic Bands and the Magic Bands 2?

    Hello, Gracie! MagicBands are a fun part of planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! There are so many fun designs and themes available!

    The difference between the original version and MagicBand 2 can be summed up as style and functionality! The biggest change is that the Mickey icon (or puck), that serves as the centerpiece of the band, is removable from MagicBand 2. This allows Guests to keep the puck in a location other than around their wrist. Also, the original bands had a more linear look while MagicBand 2 has enlarged the area around the Mickey icon.

    The technology is also newer than that of the original. The part of  the band housing the technology isn't as thick as the original bands. This makes MagicBand 2 easier (and faster) to be "read" when scanning your band at a touchpoint!

    Gracie, Guests of the Walt Disney World Resort can now capture all of the features of their MagicBand on their mobile device! The new Disney MagicMobile Service is available in a Guest's My Disney Experience account. This new technology allows for a contactless experience while still accessing many of the same features of a MagicBand!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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