Update on Oct. 23, 2015: The Disney Parks Blog post is now back up! Head to Space Mountain today to get your customized MagicBands!
MagicBands On Demand are coming soon to the Magic Kingdom, according to a pulled Disney Parks Blog post accidentally released earlier this morning. I’ve known something like this was coming, but I expected to see it in early 2016 and not so soon. Similar to D-Tech, guests will be able to choose a MagicBand color (including purple!) and design for their MagicBand, and for an extra charge be able to put their name on the backside of the MagicBand. The first On Demand kiosk will appear in the Tomorrowland Power & Light Co. building at the exit of Space Mountain at the Magic Kingdom, and could be available any day now.
There will be over 40 designs at launch, with some being location-specific. Custom bands with no name will cost $21.95 and bands with customized names on them will cost $29.95. As far as I know you these will not provide any special lights and sounds at FastPass+ touchpoint, but we’ll find out for sure soon.
What is very interesting is the picture Disney Parks Blog posted of some custom MagicBands. As you can see, there is the standard Mickey Mouse Open Edition band on purple, as well as park attraction bands like It’s a Small World, Splash Mountain, Haunted Mansion. This is very exciting, as there will now be tons of new bands and combinations, but it may also drop the value of some bands for collectors as the market will become flooded with many more options to chose from. But I’m fine with that… the more designs, the better!