Mickey and Minnie Mouse with The Wish
  • On Nov 14, 2023
    Pj from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do the 1st generation DisneyBands work on the ships or do you have to buy a new DisneyBand+? If they both work, do they have all the same features or are there limited functions of the older DisneyBand? Thanks!

    Welcome aboard, PJ!  

    I’m excited to see that you have a fabulous Disney Cruise Line voyage just ahead to sail into the new year! Thanks for asking about the exciting new tech onboard, I’m happy to share what’s available.

    Only the new DisneyBand+ (or a MagicBand+ from Disneyland or Walt Disney World) is compatible with the brand-new technology onboard the Disney Magic, Disney Wish, Disney Fantasy, and Disney Dream. Unfortunately, the previous generation MagicBands from the theme parks will not work onboard Disney Cruise Line. Similar to how this wearable tech adds convenience, fun, and new features to your experience in the theme parks, it enables you to do many things hands-free at sea with added fun surprises along the way. Your DisneyBand+ is waterproof for all-day fun but please be sure to recharge it each evening. Since this is a new offering with your Disney Cruise Line experience, many Guests have questions so please be sure to review this list to help bring clarity to your experience with this fun (and handy) accessory.

    You may be able to select and purchase your new DisneyBand+ online with your reservation on the Disney Cruise Line website, or once onboard. If you’re interested in this exciting new accessory for your sailing, I encourage you to purchase before your vacation. You may find a more limited selection onboard, and it’s seamless if the band is fully charged and paired to your smartphone before sailing away. Should you need any technical support or guidance once onboard, please don’t hesitate to ask a friendly crew member.

    Please let us know if you have any additional questions on how to make the most of this very special sailing.  

    Wishing you a magical cruise, 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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