Disney World launches MagicBand 2 to enhance the park experience

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Disney rolls out MagicBand 2 wearable
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Disney World Resort has started rolling out its new MagicBand wearable, unveiled last November, to change the way guests experience the park.

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Like the first, the MagicBand 2 can serve as a park entry ticket, FastPass+, payment system and even hotel room key. However the new version offers an updated curvier design and a detachable disk that can be put into an accessory called the MagicKeeper.

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The MagicKeeper is designed for guests who don't want to carry the device on their wrists, and comes in the form of either a lanyard or a carabiner.

Both the band and MagicKeeper cost $12.99 each and are available to buy at Walt Disney World Resort. The band comes in a bunch of different colours and Disney has already revealed some special edition versions, including a Beauty and the Beast variant.

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But Disney's not the only one using wearable tech to enhance the theme park-going experience. Universal Orlando recently unveiled a wearable that will let guests virtually wait in line, freeing them up to go do other things.

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The TapuTapu devices will be given to guests entering the Volcano Bay area. As well as holding a place in line, the wearable can be used to trigger water jets, light effects and other surprises around the park.

Source: Blooloop

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