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Disney recently revamped the design of the MagicBand for the first time since they rolled out in 2014. If you need some basics on MagicBands, check out this MagicBands 101 post first.
The major change with MagicBands 2 was a small removable “puck” in the center of the band. It can be removed by unscrewing two tiny screws in the back of the band – you’ll need a special mini screwdriver to do this.
I took advantage of the new feature to mix up our MagicBand colors for our next trip. I think they look really fun… what do you think?
You can still only order complimentary MagicBands in seven solid colors: red, blue, green, yellow, pink, purple, orange, and grey. You’ll have to mix them up on your own, or you can order a special MagicBand from the Disney Store.
The puck can be placed in special “MagicKeepers” such as lanyard clips or key chain fobs.
This MagicBands 2 feature was apparently added for guests who don’t like to wear things on their wrists and I like the flexibility it adds to the device. Right now there are only a few MagicKeepers available online at the Disney Store, though I expect more are likely available in the parks.
Other than the removable puck, nothing has changed with MagicBands 2. They work exactly the same as the old MagicBands, and they actually weigh slightly less!
Do you like the new, updated version, or do you prefer the old one? Please let me know in a comment below! Or join the discussion in my free private Facebook group for The Budget Mouse.