Just like in 2015 and 2016, special VIP’s (very important persons) to Disney will be gifted with a great new MagicBand with a special design on it. If you want to know more about who gets these and I why, I suggest you read up on my former blog posts on the top here and here. This year the band is a MagicBand 2, like all new bands.
This is the second band to feature Walt Disney himself (the first being the 2016 VIP band) and this time includes an actual picture of him with an animated Mickey Mouse. It also features the year directly on the band itself. I am unsure right now what is on the other side. These will be gifted out starting sometime early this year and are extremely rare. Estimates from previous years show that there are most likely less than 100-250 of these gifted per year. Previous year VIP bands also have come in a special box (the same as the Cast Member boxes), but it’s unknown if there will be a special box for this year as well, as the box design and production has changed recently.
If you own one of these or can get one for me WITH the box (if it comes with one), please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, as I would love to have one and I’m willing to buy it.