According to an official e-mail sent to Cast Members today at Walt Disney World, new and renewing Annual Passholders who have the option to get a free MagicBand will be shipped the new MagicBand 2 style starting today. Passholders will be able to select their band color and enter a personalized name via the My Disney Experience website as usual. As of 11am EST this morning, the website graphics still show the original MagicBand image when placing an order, but I have been told that the site simply hasn’t been updated yet with the MagicBand 2 graphics. When this changes, I will update this post.
Because the website still shows the old band style, please be cautious about placing your order just yet. I am awaiting confirmation from people who have actually received a MagicBand 2 before I place my personal order for myself.
UPDATE: The official Walt Disney World Twitter account has confirmed:
@jessicagrelli MagicBand 2.0 has begun shipping to Guests. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to see which your’s will be.
— WDW Today (@WDWToday) December 14, 2016
Expect to see solid color MagicBand 2’s appearing pretty much everywhere very soon as passholders start to get their orders in.