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Disney MagicBand+ (Everything You Need to Know)

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Those planning your Disney World vacation for 2022 will be excited to know that they will be able to be some of the first to be able to use the NEW Disney MagicBand+.

This is the newest interactive technology Disney World is bringing to the park to make guest experience more magical.

Like the previous version of the Disney MagicBands, you will get to use the New Disney MagicBand+ as a way into the park, as a Disney Resort room key and payment method.

Disney MagicBand+

First thing you need to know is that the Disney MagicBand+ ( debuting in Disney World in 2022) will be using next level technology.

The band will continue to do things it already did, but now there is even more magical uses!

Now, when a guest enters a Disney World theme park, the NEW MagicBand+ will come alive.

The wearable device will allow guest to engage in totally new experience through interactive features.

For example, at Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios, guests can act like a bounty hunter in Black Spire Outpost by searching for Virtual Bounties.

The new “Disney Fab 50 Character Collection,” located throughout Disney World will have an interactive feature that is only accessible through the Disney MagicBand+.

During “Harmonious” at EPCOT and “Disney Enchantment” at Magic Kingdom Park, guests with the NEW MagicBand+ will find that their bands light up in sync with the music and shows special effects!

While the traditional MagicBands used to be given free to Disney Resort guests, these special high tech versions will now be available to purchase at a discount.

Those not staying at a Disney Resort can also purchase the new bands online or at the Disney World parks & resorts.

Using Disney MagicBands

Disney MagicBands replace Room Keys

When you check in to your Disney Resort, each of you will swipe your MagicBands.

The MagicBands will serve as your room key!

Simply place your wrist near the door pad and va-voom, you are in your room! No more key cards to keep up with!

MagicBands replace Park Tickets

Your MagicBands serve as your park entrance ticket when you link it through the Disney app. You will simply scan your band each time you enter a park.

MagicBands are your Way to Pay for Food & Gear

If you are staying at a Disney Resort, you can use your band as a payment method. When you check in, you can set it up and the only thing you will need to remember is your four digit access code.

MagicBands are Sizable

Smaller children may have trouble keeping their Disney MagicBands on their wrists unless you size them.

If you flip the MagicBand over, you will find a guide to trim the band to fit properly.

MagicBands are Waterproof

MagicBands are waterproof and can be worn on rides where you get wet and in the pool without any worries about having your MagicBand break!

You can use MagicBands on Future Trips

If you travel to Disney multiple times, you will be able to reuse your Disney Magic Bands. The battery inside the band has a life cycle of around 3 years.

Disney World Magic Band+

Connecting Your Disney MagicBand+ to Your Vacation

Once you have your NEW Disney Magic Band, you will be able to connect your Disney Resort package, tickets and more.

You just need to log into your Disney account (make one if you don’t already have one) and link your MagicBand.

What If I Lose my MagicBand?

Yes, I have had this happen.

When I lost my MagicBand at a park (it happened to be Typhoon Lagoon) I went up to Guest Relations and gave them my name.

Since MagicBands are attached to your Disney account, they are able to issue a card to serve as your ticket. 

They will contact you if your MagicBand is located. 

Remember, the MagicBand is only good for the person whose name is attached to it, so you really don’t have to worry about it being stolen.

And, no one else can use your MagicBand to make a purchase because they won’t know your four-digit code. 


We’ve really grown to love MagicBands as they make your Disney trip so seamless and now with the new features, we are even more excited!

Have you used Disney MagicBands? What did you think?

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Jennifer

Sunday 23rd of March 2014

Are the magic bands available to those staying at Shades of Green?

Amanda

Thursday 20th of March 2014

Do you think the magic bands will be available to those staying offsite soon, We are coming in December and staying offsite.

Lindsey

Wednesday 26th of March 2014

Yes! They just released info today, that it is available for people staying offsite!

Hilary

Tuesday 18th of March 2014

We took off the outer gray part of our 3-year-old daughter's Magic Band and it fit perfectly. All you have to do is peel off the outer part and it will fit a younger child

Andre

Tuesday 4th of March 2014

Sorry, again- if we choose our 3 fasts passes per day via My Disney Experience, can we get more fast passes that day at the kiosks with our bands?

Hilary

Tuesday 18th of March 2014

No with Fast Pass+ you are only allowed three fast passes a day. Sometimes they may throw in an extra fast pass for the Magic Kingdom park. While we were visiting we went to Magic Kingdom twice and they threw in a fourth fast pass for Haunted Mansion one day and one for the Little Mermaid ride the next day.

Lisa R.

Wednesday 5th of February 2014

Thanks for this post! We are going to Disney in March and have been working to personalize our Magic Bands. This is helpful!

Kristi

Wednesday 5th of February 2014

Thanks! Hope you have a magical trip!

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