It has been a big week for MyMagic+ developments. First, there was the first large scale test of the entire MyMagic+
system with guests. Then we had details of how MyMagic+ is likely to operate once it goes live
later this year.
Another interesting aspect of MyMagic+ that we have not touched on until now is the MagicBand customization accessories. Coinciding nicely with this weeks test, gift shops at both Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney's Contemporary Resorts began selling a whole range of MagicBand accessories. Designed to allow guests to personalize their bands, the range includes almost every way of attaching something to a MagicBand. There are three components of the accessory line, CoverBands, MagicSliders, and MagicBandits. We've got an overview of each below, along with lots of photos at the end of this article.
Priced at $6.95 for one, or $15.95 for three, CoverBands do exactly what the name implies - they cover your MagicBand. Made of a cloth-type material, the CoverBands wrap your MagicBand with a whole range of different designs. You can choose from a variety of Mickey and Minnie designs, Pirates of the Caribbean, or some more much subtle patterns. So if you don't like the color of your band, or just want to change it up - the CoverBand seems to be the way to go for a complete transformation.
At nearly twice the price of the CoverBands, MagicSliders attach to the MagicBand by sliding onto the strap. You can choose a Mickey or Minnie shape from $12.95. They are quite large, and although they look great, it would seem that they would add to the bulk of the MagicBand.
Starting form $6.95, MagicBandits are small pin-like objects that snap onto the band adjustment holes. Lots of designs are available, including Mickey and Minnie, Nightmare Before Christmas, Muppets, Tink, and Phineas and Ferb.
We've got photos of all the accessories below, along with some Disney created demos of fully blinged out MagicBands.