MagicBand+ and Smart Phone
  • On Jul 8, 2023
    Katie from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We know from a prior visit that different locations in the parks/resorts have a different selection of magic bands to choose from. Where are some of the best places to purchase a magic band or places with the most variety of patters/styles?


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    I have truly enjoyed my MagicBand+ band on my recent trips. Even something as simple as how it lights up with colors themed to a particular attraction brings a smile to my face. Think red, white, and blue flashing lights for the colors of the French flag after riding through the streets of Paris on Remy's Ratatouille Adventure. The more involved activities, like the Batuu Bounty Hunters quest in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, really show how the bands can elevate your theme park experience.

    While you can get bands in the stores in the resorts, I find that the park stores typically have broader selections. Even there, the choices vary over time. If you are looking for a specific theme for a band that might tie into an attraction or movie, the stores near those related attractions are the best place to look. Otherwise, for the broadest selection, by park, here is where I would go.

    Magic Kingdom: Emporium
    EPCOT: Disney Traders, as well as the Creations Shop
    Disney's Hollywood Studios: Mickey’s of Hollywood, and Celebrity 5 and 10, across the street
    Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park: Discovery Trading Company

    BONUS TIP #1
    Pairing your new MagicBand+ to your account could not be easier. Just make sure you have the My Disney Experience App installed on your smartphone, and you will see it offers some simple steps on how to pair the band to your account, as well as how to personalize your settings.

    BONUS TIP #2
    If you have any issues with your MagicBand+ bands while in the parks, just find one of the blue “Guest Experience Team” umbrellas located throughout each park. These folks solved my MagicBand pairing issue in minutes, and I was back to my rides in a snap!

    Please feel free to write me back directly again if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

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