Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Oct 12, 2022
    Amy 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.

    Hiya pals! Rumor has it MagicBand+ vibrates when it's time for your next Genie+ selection. True? Or myth busted? I enjoyed the fun haptics of my new band last month but didn't purchase Genie+ to know. I don't see it listed as a feature. Thanks!

    Glad to meet ya, Amy! As my friend, Tigger, would say, thanks for bouncing back over to planDisney! Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo!

    I'm excited to hear that you've already been able to try out the new MagicBand+. This next-generation wearable has some fun new features, including color-changing lights, haptic vibrations, and gesture recognition. I bet you've already tested how it complements the magic in the skies, lighting up in sync with Disney Enchantment at Disney's Magic Kingdom and Harmonious at EPCOT!

    I did not recall my own MagicBand+ vibrating when it was time for me to make my next Genie+ Lightning Lane selection. However, your question certainly made me think, think, think! I contacted the Internet Help Desk at (407) 939-4357, and the Cast Member did confirm that while it is not currently a feature, it is a good idea. Hopefully, Disney will incorporate this functionality into the next upgrade! Until then, I like to set the alarm on my phone to remind me when to book my next Genie+ experience. Also, with the latest update on the My Disney Experience app, a new "When You Can Book" banner now appears at the top of your Tip Board, letting you know when you can book another Lightning Lane selection.

    The "Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters" experience is one of the coolest interactive features of MagicBand+, where guests can pretend to be bounty hunters in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Just make sure you have the Play Disney Parks app downloaded to your "datapad." The app shows a map leading you to the Bounty Board in Black Spire Station. As a frequent visitor, you may have already seen some of the markings when visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios. When searching for your virtual bounty, your MagicBand+ will be your guide since it lights up and vibrates to indicate if you are getting closer or further away from the goal. I guarantee this will be a hit with padawans and Jedi Masters alike! 

    Here's a planDisney tip: pack a portable battery charger in your park bag, just in case the power in your MagicBand+ runs down. I like to use a FuelRod. Not only is it compact, but I can trade it in after the charge is depleted. Check the Walt Disney World website for kiosk locations on property. 

    Amy, TTFN! Ta-ta for now! We hope you come back and see us real soon.

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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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