Yes they have cutouts for smaller wrists. The kids liked the golden statue interactivity when the could get it to work…but the slightly larger size and stiffness of the bands made these harder to put on little wrists compared to regular magic bands. If I were going to do it again, I would just order one for the family and let everyone else wear their old Magic Bands.
I was excited about MB+ initially for the rechargeability because I never trust my old magic bands to have enough juice left to capture ride photos. However, the idea that you have to charge them every night so that they can vibrate and light up randomly is annoying. Even after I turned off the lights and haptics on mine, I still didn’t trust it to stay charged and so continued to charge nightly.
ETA link to thread to create play disney accounts for kids and link to your MDE How to Create a Child's Play app Account - for MagicBand+ & the Galactic Starcruiser
They complained about them a couple of times and wanted to wear their old ones…toward the end of the trip they asked me to turn off the vibration. They also seemed to notice the weight difference. I would bring both sets (MB+ and old MB) to the park with us each day just in case and they would usually just wear the MB+ all day but if we were just at the resort, they preferred to wear their old magic bands.
The other annoying thing is that when they are charging at night, they have that pulsating green light which I find annoying especially with 4 charging on different cycles and in different locations around the room. Minor annoyance to have to cover them while charging if that sort of thing disturbs your sleep
I made sure I had a USB-a plug for each of the MB+ and then used a combination of those and the USB-a outlets in the hotel room to charge everything up overnight. There was stuff plugged in everywhere—it was messy.
I think the charge lasted all day every day? This was the first trip that I didn’t have to email photopass afterward for missing ride photos. I’m not sure and did not feel compelled to check MDE for battery life. I just made sure I plugged them in every night.
The thing with the stiffer plastic and the bigger size is that trying to get it on my kids’ wrists tight enough to not fall off, inevitably meant that they got pinched when I was trying to get it to snap together
I hear a lot of complaints about the MB+ bands being heavy and uncomfortable. I find it the opposite. The old ones drove me nuts and I could only handle wearing it a few hours. I hardly notice my MB+. Maybe it’s just wrist shape
Not much help with the charging as I’m local so I just plug it in the day before.