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  • On Jan 14, 2023
    Christina from CA 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! We have MagicBands from our early 2022 WDW trip already, but if we purchase the new MagicBand+ for our upcoming WDW trip this year, will they also work at Disneyland Resort?

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, Christina!

    You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney - and a big thank you for bringing me your question about MagicBand+. MagicBand+ is a great way to enhance an already magical day at Walt Disney World Resort. My family loves using these new bands during our trips to The Most Magical Place on Earth, and we've come to love the conveniences (and added pixie dust) that they offer, like theme park entrance and Disney Resort hotel room access, Disney PhotoPass linking, and fun interactions with the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection currently on display for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration.

    Christina, I'm happy to inform you that MagicBand+ will offer you similar conveniences on your upcoming visit to Disneyland Resort! MagicBand+ premiered at Disneyland Resort in fall 2022 and offers Guests an extra special theme park experience. Just like at Walt Disney World Resort, you'll be able to use your MagicBand+ to enter the theme parks, tap in for Lightning Lane entrances and link Disney PhotoPass photos at Disneyland Resort. Be sure to wear your MagicBand+ while viewing the nighttime spectaculars - your club of Mouseketeers will be wowed when their bands start to glow and pulse along with shows like Fantasmic! and World of Color.

    One important difference to note between MagicBand 2.0 and MagicBand+ is that, in order to offer all of its magical features, MagicBand+ needs to be charged prior to use. Your MagicBand+ will come with a short USB charger, but you'll need to plug it into a USB wall adapter to use it. I recommend charging your MagicBand+ after each day in the theme park to maximize the magic! Before using your new band, I encourage you to link your new MagicBand+ to your Disney account in the Disneyland mobile app. This will enable you to view linked theme park admission as well as check the battery status of your band. Also important to note: earlier versions of MagicBands will not work at Disneyland Resort, so feel free to leave those at home.

    Christina, I know you're going to have a truly incredible time at The Happiest Place on Earth, and your MagicBand+ is only going to add to the magic that's in store! Your visit coincides with the Disney100 Celebration at Disneyland Resort. I can't think of a better way to commemorate this momentous occasion than by purchasing a special limited-edition Disney100 MagicBand+! Whichever band you choose to wear, you're sure to have an unforgettable day at Disneyland Resort. Please feel free to stop back to planDisney with any follow-up vacation planning questions you may have - we're all ears! If you have Disneyland Resort-specific questions, I encourage you to reach out to one of our amazing Disneyland Resort specialists, like my friend Tishra B.

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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