Could an electronic wristband that would replace paper tickets at Disney parks be in the works? Possibly, according to a Disney filing with the Federal Communications Commission.
The report, filed by Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts, is for a "radio-frequency wrist band." The name given to the device on the cover letter sent to the FCC by Disney is "Magic Band."
The "Magic Band" is described in the FCC filing as follows:
The radio of the device, Model MB-R1G1, is a wrist worn arm band that transmits a 2.4 GHz signal to an indoor wireless infrastructure. The PCB assembly is potted in plastic and completely overmolded with thermal plastic polyurethane. The band has no on off switch and is powered with a non-replaceable coin cell.
Of course, speculation is that this "Magic Band" could possibly be a replacement for Disney tickets - but, at this point, that's all there is: speculation. From a Disney spokesperson to ABC News:
We regularly test ways to make our guests' experience even better but have nothing to share at this time.
We'll keep our eyes peeled for any other news about this new "Magic Band."