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  • On Feb 28, 2024
    Pauline from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do you use the magic band? If you select a cheaper one does it do the same as the more expensive one

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Pauline. We're so glad you stopped by! It sounds like you're planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. You've come to the right place! We're happy to help you plan a magical stay.

     I think you're asking about the difference between MagicBand and MagicBand+. Let's chat! Both MagicBand and MagicBand+ are convenient (and cute!) Disney vacation accessories, designed to add convenience to your stay. You can use either band to unlock your Disney Resort hotel room door, charge merchandise and food to your room folio, link Disney PhotoPass photos to your My Disney Experience account, and tap into theme park and Lightning Lane entrances. The main difference between the MagicBand and relatively new MagicBand+ is that MagicBand+ features haptic and light functionality, which is why it's a bit more expensive. These haptic and light features unlock enchanting interactions throughout Walt Disney World Resort! For example, a MagicBand+ will sync with nighttime spectaculars, like Happily Ever After, making the band practically come to life! 

     The question is, which band would you prefer for your visit? While I do love the haptic and light features of the MagicBand+, I have rather small wrists and prefer the fit of the traditional MagicBand because it's a bit smaller than the updated version. I recommend taking a look at the MagicBand+ page on the Walt Disney World Resort website. You can scroll down the page to view a helpful chart that compares MagicBand and MagicBand+. No matter which band you choose, I know you'll love having a touch of magic on your wrist!

     I hope this was helpful, Pauline. Please let us know if you have any other questions about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    Ashley
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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