The first MagicBand On Demand system, which allows guests to mix and match designs and band colors to create personalized MagicBands, was set up in the Magic Kingdom at the Tomorrowland Power & Light Co., a gift shop near Space Mountain. It opened on October 23rd, 2015. The second station was opened on December 1st, 2015 inside of Hollywood Studios at the Star Wars Launch Bay. A third station was opened in Disney Springs at the Marketplace Co-Op on December 22nd, 2015. A forth station opened at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Walt Disney World on February 23rd, 2017.
A special high intensity UltraViolet (UV) light printer is used to instantly dry (a.k.a. cure) the UV ink on the MagicBand. Guests are able to see the printer create their personalized bands right in front of them, which is a neat experience. If guests want their name on the bands they can add it, but it will take the place of the graphics on the hole side of the band unfortunately.
The UV printer is not able to print any graphics near the Mickey head design on the top of the band at this time, whereas graphic bands you buy on the store shelves do have elements printed all over the entire band. This is evidence that the printing and production techniques for creating graphic MagicBands must be different between On Demand and On Shelf bands.
Here is how Disney describes MagicBands and their printing areas:
– Zone 1 is the side with the holes
– Zone 2 is the top
– Zone 3 is the side without holes
MagicBand On Demand doesn’t print on Zone 2, only Zone 1 and 3.
MagicBands 2 On Demand was launched April 14, 2017. I will have pictures of all of them up soon, but so far there are no drastic design changes or new designs.
Special note: A revamp and redesign of this specific page is coming soon. In the meantime, please click the appropriate links to see new designs that have recently come out below.
Designs – May 22nd, 2017
Two designs for the Pirates of the Caribbean: Click here for the designs and full rundown.
Designs – May 12th, 2017
Two designs for the Disney Pixar movie Cars 3: Click here for the designs and full rundown.
Designs – April 20th, 2017
Four new designs for the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side came out for the weekend. Click here for the designs and full rundown.
Designs – April 14th, 2017
Everything was switched over to MagicBand 2 on April 14th, 2017. Get a full rundown of all of the designs by clicking here.
Designs – February 23rd, 2017
A new On Demand station opened up at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Walt Disney World and featured new runDisney MagicBands.
Princess Marathon Weekend 2017
Designs – Mid February 2017
A few new Mickey/Minnie designs appeared around Feb 13th, 2017. These were known to be at the Disney Springs station.
Ill Be Your Mickey
Ill Be Your Minnie
Here are number of On Demand cheerleading themed MagicBands that were most likely put out for the 2017 National High School Cheerleading Championship. I’m unsure how long these will be available, but they disappeared pretty quickly from the Disney Springs On Demand station. They were also available at the Magic Kingdom station as well.
Designs – Early February 2017
Four MagicBand On Demand bands have appeared for the Beauty and the Beast live action movie. The bands show Belle in a yellow dress with the Beast, Belle in her blue dress, the Beast with roses, and Lumière, Cogsworth, Chip, and Mrs. Potts together. These designs are at the Disney Springs On Demand station, and probably the Magic Kingdom one as well.
LA Beast and Belle
LA Belle Blue Dress
Designs – Early December 2016
A single Rogue One MagicBand appears at the Launch Bay in Hollywood Studios during the months of the movie release. I’m unsure of the exact date it appeared, as I discovered it January 14th, 2017, but my guess is that it’s been there since early December 2016 base on this Disney Parks Blog post.
Designs – November 2nd, 2016
At MagicBand On Demand stations in Walt Disney World, a few new holiday themed designs have appeared as of November 2nd, 2016. I found these in Disney Springs at the Co-Op Marketplace. One is Christmas Star Wars and the other is similar to a dreidel design. The others are from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Designs – September 5th, 2016
These Mickey and Minnie Mouse designs with the castle appeared around early September 2016:
Designs – August 6th, 2016
A new On Demand MagicBand appeared and features Hank and Dory from Finding Dory.
Designs – July 15th, 2016
A new MagicBand appeared on the On Demand station at the Co-Op Marketplace in Disney Springs on July 15th, 2016. The MagicBand features Elena of Avalor.
Designs – June 1st, 2016 through the summer
There are a number of new designs rolling out through the summer of 2016, and this time the designs will be limited releases to just 30 days each. Here’s a look at the designs for the summer 2016 starting with June 1st (first 5), June 15th (second 5), and July 1st (third 5, first 5 retired). Designs will continue to roll out of the 1st and 15th of every month most likely through the end of August.
Here are the official names of these:
- LR – 6/1 StormTrooper
- LR – 6/1 Darth Vader
- LR – 6/1 X-Wing Pilot Helmet
- LR – 6/1 R2D2
- LR – 6/1 C3PO
- LR – 6/15 70s Leia
- LR – 6/15 70s Stormtrooper
- LR – 6/15 70s Artoo Detoo
- LR – 6/15 SW Millenium Falcon
- LR – 6/15 SW X-Wing
These bands specifically say “Limited Release” next to them at the kiosks:
The next set of five Limited Release Star Wars On Demand MagicBands came out July 1st, 2016. The Limited Release graphic has been updated to be inside of a Death Star icon. Here they are:
- LR – 7/1 X-Wing
- LR – 7/1 Tie Fighter
- LR – 7/1 Boba Fett
- LR – 7/1 R2D2
- LR – 7/1 Jawas
The next set of five Limited Release Star Wars On Demand MagicBands came out July 15th, 2016. This set features just one character; BB-8. Here they are:
- LR – 7/15 Astro Droid BB-8
- LR – 7/15 Blueprint BB-8
- LR – 7/15 Intergalactic Array BB-8
- LR – 7/15 Pixel BB-8
- LR – 7/15 Pixel 2 BB-8
This was the set released August 1st, 2016:
- LR – 8/1 Cute Darth Vader
- LR – 8/1 Bad Guy Collage
- LR – 8/1 Good Guy Collage
- LR – 8/1 Cute Boba Fett
- LR – 8/1 Luke and Droid Scene
This was the set released August 15th, 2016:
- LR – 8/15 Darth Vader
- LR – 8/15 Chewbacca
- LR – 8/15 StormTrooper
- LR – 8/15 Boba Fett
- LR – 8/15 R2-D2
Also of note is that the art designs from all of the Star Wars Launch Bay On Demand Limited Release bands are actually the same designs used in the Topps Star Wars Card Trader mobile app. I’ve included some side-by-side pictures below of the card art with the band art so you can see what I mean. With some guessing, you could possibility figure out what the next set of five bands will look like on the August 1st, 2016 release date and beyond.
Designs – April 30th, 2016
Two Pixar designs were released at the Magic Kingdom MagicBand On Demand station. These feature the Up house with Carl and Ellie’s heart on the back, as well as Lightning McQueen from Cars.
These designs were also added but are already available as an “Exclusive” Open Edition MagicBand on the Shop Disney Parks mobile app. Doesn’t seem very exclusive to me if you can just get the design On Demand at any time:
Designs – April 15th, 2016
Three designs for Star Wars: The Force Awakens were released at the Hollywood Studios MagicBand On Demand station, which include live-action portraits of Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron. These are the first bands to ever feature an actual person rather than animation.
Designs – March 31st, 2016
These new designs were added to the Tomorrowland Power & Light Co., gift shop near Space Mountain in the Magic Kingdom:
These new designs were added to the Marketplace Co-Op station at Disney Springs:
Tower of Terror:
Designs – December 22nd, 2015
A few new graphic MagicBand designs have appeared in a MagicBand On Demand station in the Marketplace Co-Op in Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney).
Pie Eye Minnie:
Jerrod Maruyama – Happiest Hipster:Pie Eye Mickey:
And here’s some designs that have already been released as Open Editions and Limited Releases with different designs on the hole side:
Designs – December 11th, 2015
These two designs appear at the Magic Kingdom On Demand station around December 11th, 2015. Orange Bird is identical to the Open Edition band already available on the shelves, but the E-Ticket band is a brand new design:
Designs – December 1st, 2015
December 1st, 2015 was the opening of the new Star Wars Launch Bay attraction within Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park at Walt Disney World. The Star Wars Launch Bay is a temporary store, character meet-and-greet, and walk-through attraction that will be at Hollywood Studios until the new Star Wars Land is built in the coming years.
In a surprise, a new MagicBand On Demand station was opened inside of the Star Wars Launch Bay featuring all Star Wars based new designs. There are only two designs that we have seen before (Luke and Stormtrooper), and all of the others are new! Again, like the On Demand Pixar MagicBands, I’m seeing copyright text and symbols on most of the MagicBand graphics, which is disappointing as it distracts from the beautiful images. I hope Disney can stop doing this at some point in the future.
Here’s a quick look at what we know is available so far (special thanks to WDW News Today for providing the pictures):
We’ve seen this one before as an Open Edition:
We’ve seen this one before as an Open Edition:
Rebel Symbol Pattern:
SW Icons Pattern:
Chibi Han & Leia:
Designs – October 30th, 2015
These six new designs were added to the MagicBand On Demand on October 30th, 2015. It’s unfortunately that a distracting copyright statement appears on the Monster’s Inc. and Brave graphics. Princess Tiana has since been released as a standard Open Edition MagicBand on a purple band.
This design is already on the shelf, but has been slightly altered:
Designs – October 23rd, 2015
Below are the initial designs released with the first MagicBand On Demand station on October 23rd, 2015.
First, here are new designs that hadn’t been released on the shelves:
Here are designs that were available on the shelves previously. Some are very slightly different, like Hocus Pocus not having any writing on it, or no graphics near the Mickey head on the top of the band, but the designs are essentially the same. The Stitch band graphics are on opposite sides of the current On Shelf band: