Tree of Life at Sunset
  • On Oct 3, 2022
    Peggy from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are magic bands still complementary or a purchase? If they are a purchase do we order them through shop disney?


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    MagicBands are no longer provided free of charge, but if you are a Disney resort hotel guest, you can purchase them at a discount, via your My Disney Experience account. You can also purchase them via ShopDisney, though it will not recognize the resort package discount.

    When I bought one as part of my vacation package recently they had a pretty good selection of MagicBand+ options to choose from. Since the bands are not only functional, but also fashion statements (I picked the Disney Dad version), you will likely not see every version ever created available via the vacation package-related purchase. But again, the choices were certainly numerous enough, and the discount significant enough, for me to buy them for my whole family.

    The new MagicBand+ bands are AMAZING! While I was a big fan of so many of the features offered by the last version of the MagicBand, these new bands are really adding even more great experiences. You don't lose any of those existing capabilities, like Mobile Online Ordering, and you get all the new interactivity in the parks. I strongly recommend that prior to your visit you check on the MagicBand+ section on your My Disney Experience App on your smartphone. It spells out how to get everything synchronized, how to manage multiple bands, how to customize your band, and some of the fun things you will be able to do with the bands while in the parks. 

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

    Have a Magical Vacation!

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