Disney has now made MagicBands available to all Annual Passholders, giving them the ability to take part in advance reservation FastPass+ with a MagicBand or RFID pass.
To get your MagicBand, link your pass in 'My Disney Experience' and you will see an option to customize MagicBands. Choose a color and name to be printed on the band, and it will be shipped in late March, arriving in 7 to 10 days.
The MagicBand package will include the MagicBand, a discount card, and an Annual Passholder exclusive MagicSlider to customize the band. The discount card is either gold or black, with only gold indicating that parking is included. To validate parking, guests can either present a MagicBand, RFID pass, or the gold discount card. To obtain discounts on merchandise or dining, passholders will need to present either the discount card with photo ID, or the actual Annual Pass and photo ID. Ultimately, the MagicBands or RFID media will allow access to discounts and the discount card will not be required.
Unfortunately MagicBands are only being shipped to within the USA at this time, and no local pickup of MagicBands is available at Walt Disney World for passholders. For international guests with no USA delivery address, the only option is to continue to use the RFID ticket.