MagicBand+ pairing with Smart Phone; Minnie Mouse band
  • On Nov 21, 2023
    Dolores from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! Does the magic band works for DisneyWorld and Disney Dream? Thanks!

    Hi there Dolores, it's so wonderful to have you here at planDisney!

    It's great to see that you've got a lot of questions submitted to our team ahead of your first Walt Disney World Resort vacation with your daughters this January, which I bet is super exciting for all you! From the sounds of this question, you're also interested in a Disney Cruise Line voyage on board the Disney Dream, which has recently returned to Florida after spending a season across the Atlantic. As someone who was on a team that tested and implemented some of the early versions of this technology over a decade ago as a Cast Member, I'm happy to lend some Princely insight:

    Now you'll be happy to learn that when you purchase a MagicBand+ for your Walt Disney World Resort visit, it is designed to work at the theme parks and also on board the Disney Dream. In fact, the timing of your question couldn't be more perfect as they very recently announced the news that the DisneyBand+ would be available on the Disney Dream as of yesterday - November 20, 2023! (Now it's important to remember that DisneyBand+ is the name currently used on the ships and internationally, while MagicBand+ is what these are referred to at Disney Destinations within the United States at the current time. In my personal experience, both essentially function exactly the same.)

    What I definitely recommend is taking the time to ensure that your bands are fully charged in order to complete the set-up process, so that you can link them to your Disney account and download any necessary updates in your My Disney Experience App. It's also a great idea to keep the included chargers that you receive with your purchase in a handy spot to charge these at the end of each day, so that you can enjoy the various interactions and experiences that come with wearing these around the theme parks and on the ships. Last month I personally used the same MagicBand+ as I flew from Orlando to California to test out the functions all over Disneyland Resort, before voyaging on the Disney Wish to inspect all of the ways that guests can use these on board and it seamlessly remained connected to my account to make purchases and unlock doors in a way that just felt like magic. (Or at least, the magic of Walt Disney Imagineering and modern advancements in wearable radio-frequency technology!)

    Here's to wonderful experiences with the wave of your wrist!

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