Have you seen the the new boxes and sliders for the Walt Disney World Annual Passholder Magic Bands? Not only do the Annual Passholder bands come in a nifty new box that slides open, but there is a new band slider for them as well.
The black boxes with the almost “Tron” like motif are gone, and in it’s place are new boxes with a very vintage Disney feel. Warm gold and burnt orange remind me of classic Walt Disney World colors, and this box SLIDES open! Once open your new Annual Passholder bands are tucked within, and new sliders are hidden beneath the bands and cardboard filling. I really love the touch of the sliding box, it makes them feel more like a collectible and when the inner box is turned on it’s side, it kind of acts as a display stand.
One thing I noticed about the bands is compared to last years they are not only longer, but the hard curved piece at the top is wider, giving a bit more comfort to wider wrists. When putting my old passholder band in the box to take a comparison picture, it didn’t even fit as snugly as the new ones did.
The new sliders were a fun surprise as well, since the start of passholder Magic Bands the slider has been a select color each year, with a black “Mickey Ear Hat” icon on it and dated with the year. The new ones have a more stylized look with a full color Mickey Mouse head, and no year listed on the slider. The bright orange color was definitely enticing. All in all I loved the new look of the sliders, but I have to wonder if they’ve stopped dating them, does that mean we won’t have a new color to look forward to each year? Hopefully not only will the continue to include the cute little sliders with each renewal, but each year will still bring a new color too.
I’m quite happy with the subtle updates to the Magic Bands, which do you prefer, the old style or the new?
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