• On Apr 12, 2018
    Lisa from HI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How is the sizing for the magic bands?

    Hi Lisa!

    I'm not even ashamed to admit that I didn't have to reach too far to find a MagicBand in my house. Have you seen all of the cute things people have done with their MagicBands post-Walt Disney World Resort visit? Some get turned into napkin rings, some decorate door wreaths, but mine apparently end up in a drawer to socialize with each other. I hope they're all reminiscing about their favorite attractions and purchases.

    Measuring a MagicBand flat from end to end I got 10.25 inches. However, when I connected the furthest spiked nub into the first connection hole to make the widest worn band possible, I measured 9.5 inches around.

    Not only are these colorful pieces of wearable tech magical in the things they can do during your Disney day, they were designed with a surprise element hidden in plain sight; there is an inner band hidden in the gray strap to make them easier for children and those with slimmer wrists to wear! Look closely at the next picture of a MagicBand you come across; the colorful center portion is the mini band, and the outer section of gray will peel away to reveal the smaller stowaway. Measuring 7.75 inches long when flat and almost 7 inches at its largest size when worn, to liberate the little band you'll flip the whole piece over and pull the tab at the 9th hole. Warning - once removed you cannot reattach the small solid color band to the gray bigger portion, so size all writs before you customize a size.

    Those who do not wish to wear a MagicBand can remove their center puck and insert it into a purchased Magic Keeper, or they can request a magic card at check-in which will be able to do everything that a MagicBand can do.

    We'll See You Real Soon, Lisa!
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Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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