Disney's next generation MagicBand 2 is coming soon to Walt Disney World.
Named Model MB-R1G2 (the original as MB-R1G1), the band differs significantly from the first in that it features a removable center section containing the electronics. The design allows for other attachment options, such as lanyards and belt clips.
Like the original, the new model of the MagicBand has been developed by Synapse, and includes a 2.4GHz radio, along with a passive HF RFID tag radio.
Disney expects to deliver the first of the new bands later this year, with a full roll out taking place in early 2017.
Existing MagicBands will continue to works and do not need to be replaced.
Nov 21, 2016 / 8:37am EST