Well, after an accidental drop about a month ago, MagicBand+ is officially being released at Walt Disney World. Guests will be able to purchase MagicBand+ beginning on July 27.
Guests who purchase MagicBand+ will be able to do things that they used to be able to with MagicBand, like entering theme parks, connecting your Disney PhotoPass memories, unlocking your Disney Resort hotel room and more. But the newest wearable will also include new features like color-changing lights, haptic vibrations, and gesture recognition. In addition, it will pairs to your smartphone using the My Disney Experience app.
How Can I Used MagicBand+?
Guests will be able to interact with the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection throughout all four theme parks with the “Disney Fab 50 Quest.” You’ll be able to help Tinker Bell bring the sculptures to life across all four Walt Disney World theme parks using virtual pixie dust. Guests will simply need to wave your hand at each Disney Fab 50 Character sculpture for different reactions. To unlock even more during your quest, use the Play Disney Parks app to collect the sculptures and enter the worlds of your favorite characters through an augmented reality feature.
Next, when visiting Batuu, MagicBand+ is your guide to seeking numerous virtual bounties hidden across Black Spire Outpost with the Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters experience. Vibrations and lights on this wearable will guide you down the right path. When you find your Bounty, you can use the Play Disney Parks app’s augmented reality thermal viewer to reveal who’s hiding in the shadows. Local guild master Raga Bua will reward you with galactic credits.
Finally, during nighttime spectaculars, “Disney Enchantment” at Magic Kingdom and “Harmonious” at EPCOT, MagicBand+ will complement the shows, lighting up and vibrating in sync with fireworks, visual effects, and music. Your MagicBand+ will also engage as all four theme park icons transform into Beacons of Magic.
Where to Buy
MagicBand+ can be purchased ahead of time, at special pre-arrival prices. In addition, Annual Passholder discounts will also be available. Finally, all Guests can buy MagicBand+ at select stores across Walt Disney World and online at shopDisney, starting at $34.99.
At Walt Disney World, you can purchase a MagicBand+ at the following locations:
- Magic Kingdom: Emporium
- EPCOT: Pin Traders – Camera Center
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Celebrity 5 & 10 and Tatooine Traders
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Discovery Trading Company
- Disney Springs: Disney’s Pin Traders
- Select merchandise locations at Disney Resort hotels
Don’t worry Disneyland fans. MagicBand+ will be introduced beginning later this year.
For those who want to learn more about MagicBand+, we were able to get our hands on one of the accidentally dropped bands and did some early testing. Take a look here for the details.
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