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  • On Jul 22, 2022
    Cindy from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My group purchased magicbands for out trip in early August. I see that magicband+ will be released on July 27th. Will we be able to upgrade to the new magicband+ at a pre-arrival price?

    Welcome to planDisney, Cindy!  We are glad you brought your question to us.

    We were all very excited to hear the recent announcement that MagicBand+ would be launching July 27MagicBand+ retains all the current features of MagicBands and adds in some pretty cool interactive features with color-changing lights and gesture recognition.  MagicBand+ will be available in retail shops throughout Walt Disney World Resort and online at shopDisney.

    Guests with a stay at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel have the opportunity to order MagicBands at a pre-arrival discount through their My Disney Experience account.  Essentially, this is a one-time opportunity.  Once your MagicBand order has been finalized, it is not possible to modify or change your order.  The pre-arrival discount is only available for orders placed through My Disney Experience.  If you have already placed your MagicBand order for your August stay, you won't see an additional selection opportunity in your My Disney Experience account.  I held off on placing my own MagicBand order until the last possible moment in the hopes that MagicBand+ might be available in time for my summer trip.  I ended up with standard bands this time, but I look forward to checking out MagicBand+ on my next Disney vacation.

    Since your visit will be after the July 27 launch date, you'll be able to purchase MagicBand+ on-site if you like.  Annual Passholder or Disney Vacation Club merchandise discounts will apply if you happen to be a member of one of those groups.  Disney Visa cardholders are also eligible for a 10% discount on select merchandise purchases of $50 or more.

    Cindy, if you have any additional questions, please stop by and see us here at planDisney again.  We are always happy to help.  Enjoy your stay!

    Anne Marie  
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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