Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Mar 25, 2022
    Nancy from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have 2017 green magic band, but I would like a new color magic band. Solid color or wait for magic band plus

    Hiya, Nancy!

    Welcome to planDisney! I am delighted to see that you are planning a visit to Walt Disney World during the holidays this year! I cannot think of a more magical time to visit. Each park celebrates in its own unique and memorable way. Tall twinkling trees, festive treats, and larger-than-life gingerbread houses are just a few of my favorite holiday offerings. You may even have the chance to experience a beautiful snowfall on Main Street U.S.A.. It's a picture-perfect moment for your entire travel party!

    MagicBands are my favorite travel accessories when visiting Walt Disney World Resort. I love the convenience that I can access with just a tap of the wrist. Nancy, your question is such a great inquiry! The MagicBand+ made a big impression when its new technology and experience offerings were announced. I am so excited about the release of this upgraded wristband. The official release date has not been announced at this time, but it is projected to be sometime in 2022. Be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for news about the release date. This is your go-to source for all the latest Disney Parks news. So, upgrade now or wait? The good news is that you still have plenty of time to decide! Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can place their MagicBand order up to ten days before check-in. I personally recommend giving yourself at least two weeks to allow time for any shipping delays, especially when traveling so close to the holidays. This means that you can give yourself the summer and even wait well into fall before ordering your new band. A little waiting is a win-win for you! If the new MagicBand+ launches before this date, you can choose this option and access all of the new fun features including tracking down virtual bounties in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and interacting with the Fab 50 Character Collection. If MagicBand+ has no official release date as your countdown gets smaller, you can order a new solid color MagicBand and still use all of the current convenient features. You can't go wrong with either option. 

    I hope that your upcoming adventure is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
    Tammy 
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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