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Disney balloons on Main Street, U.S.A.Each week on the MouseLife Podcast, you’ll hear us dishing on the latest news and views from Walt Disney World and beyond.

But sometimes we have so much more to say than we can fit into one podcast!

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We hope you like what you hear, and that you’ll hang with us as we keep living the MouseLife. We’re ready for a rollicking ride!

MagicBand 2.0 Arrives

Disney's new MagicBand in action
Sporting my brand new MagicBand at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

For the last few years, the Walt Disney World fashion statement of choice has been MagicBands, the plastic bracelets found on the wrist of almost all guests in the parks and resorts. Disney recently announced a new version of the bands featuring a removable “puck” that will let guests customize their bands even more.

The new MagicBands have started showing up in mailboxes in the last couple of weeks. The bands come in the same colors as the original MagicBands, and are still provided free to guests with a Disney resort hotel reservations and to Annual Passholders.

My family used the new bands for our most recent visit in mid-January. The new bands are slightly larger in the center where the puck is, but otherwise they’re almost indistinguishable from the previous version. If anything, the larger puck in the center makes lining up “Mickey-to-Mickey” on the entry touchpoints a bit easier.

Have you gotten MagicBand 2.0 yet? Let us know what you think!

Kathy K.