dlr activities 01; world of color; rainbow lights; water show; mickey head
  • On Mar 10, 2024
    Catherine from BC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, is the magicband+ worth having at Disneyland? What does it allow you to do with the band at Disneyland California?

    Hi there, Catherine! Welcome to planDisney.

    I am thrilled about your upcoming trip to the Disneyland Resort! During your visit, you may have the opportunity to see the ever-popular "Magic Happens" Parade at Disneyland Park and savor the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival. Check out the Foodie Guide detailing the event's items and more at the official Disney Parks Blog.

    Regarding your question, while having a MagicBand+ is optional, it can add convenience to your experience at the Theme Parks. I also think it's especially helpful if you're planning to use the Disney Genie+ service during your visit to the parks.

    At the Disneyland Resort, MagicBand+ can be used to do the following:

    MagicBand+ will also glow with color and haptic vibrations during select nighttime spectaculars, such as World of Color - ONE. I find this feature adds so much whimsy to the experience of watching a show!

    If you enjoy Star Wars or mobile gamesyou can use your MagicBand+ to play Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters. This interactive game transforms you into a bounty hunter, and your MagicBand+ will help you find the bounty assigned to you.

    Catherine, do you already have a MagicBand+ that you have used at Walt Disney World Resort? It's possible to use it on your upcoming trip by linking it to the Disneyland App! Check out this question that I answered to a fellow Canadian about how to link the MagicBand+ to the app.

    Catherine, I hope this information helps you decide if you want a MagicBand+ for your upcoming trip. I wish you the happiest visit!

    Your Pal,
    Alejandra
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Meet the Panelist: Alejandra, California

Hola from California! I am a lifelong Disney fan, wife, and mamá. I planned my first Disney vacation at thirteen and have not stopped since! Being a Californian, I have had the privilege of visiting Disneyland Resort my whole life. It is my happy place and feels like home. And now that we are parents, my husband and I especially love vacationing at Disney with our son. I am excited to help you plan your next vacation in both English and Spanish! Learn More About Alejandra

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