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  • On Aug 1, 2022
    Linda from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the difference between the wristbands and wristbands plus

    Hi there, Linda! Welcome to planDisney!

    It looks like you have a special vacation planned to The Most Magical Place on Earth this fall! I love "spooky season" at the Walt Disney World Resort, as it is filled with frightful fun at every turn! Today, Disney Parks Blog released a Foodie Guide to my absolute favorite event, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! If you plan to attend the party, be sure to check out all the goodies before your visit!

    Linda, MagicBands are a tried and true method to ultimate convenience at Walt Disney World. These bands hold your park tickets, party tickets and Disney Resort Hotel Reservations if applicable. They're all you'll need to scan into the parks or rides if you make Disney Genie+ selections! If you're staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, MagicBands also have the capability of unlocking your hotel room door and being used as a form of payment at many dining and shopping locations throughout the parks and resorts. 

    The MagicBand+ is a brand-new addition to Walt Disney World, taking all of the functionality of our beloved MagicBands and adding a few extra magical features. MagicBand+ will interact with the parks in different ways, including a bounty hunting experience in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. During The Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration, which is currently underway, your bands will even bring the Fab 50 Character Collection to life! The MagicBand+ also lights up in sync with the Nighttime Spectaculars, Disney Enchantment and Harmonious!

    Ultimately, Linda, it is up to you which MagicBand will be better for your family during your visit. If you're more of a minimalist and like the reliable MagicBand that you've used in the past, your MagicBands will still work and there are still many designs available for purchase through shopDisney or at shopping locations in Walt Disney World. If you're an innovative thinker ready to try the latest and greatest technology, opt for MagicBand+ to unleash all new possibilities in the parks!

    Happy planning,

    Ashley
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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