Returning Walt Disney guests frequently comment on how they have a huge stockpile of MagicBands at home, with a new MagicBand being sent automatically with every Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservation.
The update will give those guests who are staying at one of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels the option to opt-out of receiving a band, provided that they have an existing MagicBand already active on the My Disney Experience account, and that the existing MagicBand is less than 1 year old. MagicBands have a non-replaceable battery, so the operational lifespan is limited.
Guests will need to opt-out each time you make a reservation if they wish to use an existing MagicBand, and if you change your mind, you can opt back in to get a new MagicBand.
The update is so far only live on the My Disney Experience website, and is not yet available on the phone apps.