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Disney Magic Bands – RFID Bracelet Technology

Disney, as you know, is much more than just a company that makes movies and TV shows. Today, their business can be summed up into five enterprise segments: media networks, studio entertainment, consumer products, interactive media, and parks and resorts. Disney is also a company that loves to be at the forefront of technology. Whether it be the latest animation software or utilizing streaming services to distribute media, technology is an integral part of how Disney creates products and conducts business. At their theme parks, they use RFID technology in their Disney Magic Bands.


What are Disney Magic Bands?

Disney Magic Bands are adjustable silicone bracelets that use RFID technology to house and easily access guest information. Select Disney parks are utilizing this technology to create a convenient, interactive experience for guests. These bracelets are durable, fun, and 100% waterproof.

How do Disney Magic Bands work?

Disney Magic Bands provide a “magical” experience for park guests. Using just the tap of the wrist, parkgoers can access their hotel rooms, enter the theme park, purchase souvenirs and refreshments, unlock interactive experiences throughout the parks, and more. In other words, there is no longer a need to carry around a wallet, room keys, or park passes—everything is right on your wrist. Guests simply attach their payment and reservation data to their Magic Band. This information is stored on an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tag, when it comes time to make a payment or return to the hotel room, simply hold your wrist up to the RFID reader, which reads the data stored on the tag and processes your payment or allows you to enter your room.

What to do with Magic Bands after my Disney vacation?

So, you just finished your fun-filled Disney vacation and you are wondering what you should do with your Disney magic Bands. There are actually a few things you can do.


Disney makes it very easy to recycle your used Magic Bands. Simply go to any front desk or guest relations center and ask them to recycle your used bands. You can also recycle them at home. However, before you do, you must be sure to log in to your Disney account and remove your important personal information. This ensures that if the band falls into the wrong hands, they won’t be able to access your account or payment information.

Save It for Another Trip

Planning to go back? Great! Save your Magic Band for another trip to Disney. The RFID chips last a few years in the band.

Keep It as a Souvenir

Disney Magic Bands make great souvenirs. What better way to commemorate your Disney experience than with the device you used for practically every engagement? The best part is that it is a free souvenir, unlike the ones you have to buy at the park.

Can I use RFID bracelets for my event or attraction?

Yes, of course you can! RFID has many applications beyond Disney resorts. One of the most common places where you will find RFID wristbands is music festivals. Music festivals are the perfect environment for this type of technology. Think about it—you have a variety of different attractions, refreshment stands, sponsored booths, you name it. What easier way to facilitate seamless interactions and transactions than through RFID?

Of course, music festivals are not the only ones using RFID wristbands. Hotels, condo associations, apartment buildings, and businesses are using RFID bracelets to facilitate entry. Resorts, waterparks, and other attractions are also adopting RFID bracelets similar to Disney Magic Bands. The following are a few benefits to using RFID wristbands:

  • Increase revenue
  • Maximize profitability
  • Boost speed of service
  • Enhance operational efficiencies
  • Eliminate cash management issues
  • Streamline processes and procedures
  • Prevent fraudulent or counterfeit admission

Where can I buy RFID bracelets?

Wristband Resources™ is your trusted vendor for all things wristbands, including RFID bracelets for events and attractions. We offer RFID bracelets in a variety of materials—Tyvek, Vinyl, Plastic, Cloth, and Silicone.

Tyvek® RFID Bracelets

Tyvek® wristbands, often referred to as paper wristbands, are made from durable and recyclable DuPont™ Tyvek®. Available in ¾” and 1” sizes, these bands are tear, stretch, and water-resistant.

Plastic and Vinyl RFID Bracelets

Plastic and vinyl RFID wristbands offer comfortable single-use bands for events. Available in numerous sizes, these bands can fit any wrist without fear of falling off.

Cloth RFID Bracelets

Our cloth RFID wristbands are perfect for events that last multiple days. These bands are soft and comfortable. They are also easily customizable so you can add a personal touch to your bands.

Silicone RFID Bracelets

Silicone wristbands, often called rubber wristbands, are the perfect reusable solution for access control. Commonly used in seasonal pass programs, gym memberships, and apartment buildings, these bands are latex and lead-free and can be worn in the water.

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Ready to order RFID bracelets? You have come to the right place. Here at Wristband Resources, we pride ourselves on the quality of our products as well as the speed at which we produce and ship your order. To get a free quote, fill out the form below!



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