Magic Band Packages For Disney Passholders

The Orlando Sentinel’s  Dewayne Bevil, put out this story on The Daily Disney page in regards to Magic Bands and what Annual Disney Passholders are receiving.

Magic Bands

Disney World annual passholders are finding MagicBands in their mailboxes, ushering in a new phase of the long-term testing of the company’s billion-dollar reservation system. Inside the packaging are instructions on how to wear them (“Mickey facing up”) and other details. Here are some facts from the box and from a recent media briefing.

•Lose your MagicBand? Tell a cast member, or you can deactivate the wristband yourself using the My Disney Experience website or smartphone app.

•Color options are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink and gray.

•Annual passholders also receive a bauble that connects to their MagicBands and signals their status. It includes the year and mouse ears. It slides over the end and is called a MagicSlider.

•The bands are a connection for FastPass+ reservations, which can be made in advance or at the park. Tip: Don’t stop at the first FP+ line you see. There are shorter queues farther into the park, and they all work the same way.

•Eligible passholders receive a discount card that doubles as a parking pass. Disney says to present a valid photo ID as well for parking, which is not currently built into MagicBands.

•The flip side of the instructions are more somber, explaining the radio frequency technology used and a few health issues. For instance, people with implantable pacemakers should keep the wristband at least 9 inches from the medical device.

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Author: TMSM Avenger

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