Mickey and Donald On beach at Castaway Cay; ship in background; family flying with characters
  • On Dec 11, 2023
    Allison from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will Disney Band + be operational on Disney Dream in January 2024?

    Salutations from the seas, Allison and welcome aboard planDisney!

    It looks like you're getting ready to embark on a 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Fort Lauderdale with Marvel Day at Sea, with just a few weeks to go before you experience the excitement on board! Over the past year, we observed the rollout of DisneyBand+ that began on the Disney Wish before beginning to gradually spread across the fleet and you'll be happy to hear that these have been available on the Disney Dream for about a month now, beginning on November 20, 2023

    Being among the first teams to test out and implement wearable technology like this on board Disney Cruise Line a decade ago, it was so nice to be able to give my own DisneyBand+ a spin on my cruises this year. Now through my observations, it was nice to see how much these were integrated into the entertainment and reacted to the happenings around us at key moments; this month we experienced a seamless experience accessing our stateroom as well as onboard experiences and only used our Key To The World card whenever we wanted to disembark the ship. As with any new technology there's always a chance for hiccups along the way, so don't hesitate to stop by the Guest Services Desk - I watched as a number of guests hadn't been aware that they needed to not only charge their DisneyBand+ fully or download an update to their Disney Cruise Line Navigator App in order to successfully link it to their account, but the Crew Members were able to help them out. 

    That said, I also had a chance to speak with a number of Castaway Club members who cruise frequently who still preferred to wear their cards on a lanyard in order to display their loyalty level as seasoned seafarers - for the folks who find this very important, they're hoping for more DisneyBand+ options in the future with which to show their very special status on board! (On my most recent sailing just two weeks ago they had already run out of one of the exclusive designs on board, so it's always a good idea to see whether you can pre-order your DisneyBand+ prior to your voyage.)

    Here's to making your cruise experience that much more magical with the tap of the wrist!

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Hello, Bonjour, Aloha and Ahoy there! As a performer and world explorer who's been to all of the Disney theme parks around the globe, I'm always happy to provide my best adventuring advice and knowledge to navigate your way to all of the greatest snacks, attractions and entertainment on land and at sea. Find me featured on the planDisney Podcast and on the Disney Parks Blog, discussing Disney Eats at festivals and beyond, holiday events at Walt Disney World Resort and planning my Disney Fairy Tale Wedding! Learn More About Prince

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