Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Jan 17, 2022
    Katie from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When do the new magic bands come out?

    Welcome to planDisney, Katie!

    I see you are as much of a fan of MagicBands as I am. My husband and I were some of the initial Guests to test them out when they first launched all those years ago, and I've been using MagicBands ever since. I love the conveniences they offer from linking my Disney PhotoPass pictures to entering the theme parks and even charging purchases to my Disney Resorts Collection hotel room. They are pretty much my favorite park accessory when I'm at Walt Disney World Resort, so I don't leave home without packing a few to coordinate with my outfits and show off my favorite characters.

    Like you, I was more than a bit excited when I heard the announcement that MagicBand+ was coming in 2022. I mean, how could MagicBands get any better than they already are? Not only will MagicBand+ have all of the same features of the MagicBand we've come to know and love, but they'll have some exciting new features as well. I'm especially excited about using it to become a bounty hunter in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and watching it light up and interact with the nighttime spectaculars. Can you imagine how incredible it will be to watch Harmonious over EPCOT's World Showcase Lagoon and have your MagicBand+ dance along to the beat? It's going to be so magical!

    Katie, while I wish I had an exact date to offer you, there has been no announcement yet as to when MagicBand+ will be flying in on a magic carpet to make its grand debut. Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for more news, because they will likely be one of the first to report more of the exciting details and when to expect MagicBand+'s arrival.

    With the festivities of the 50th Anniversary Celebration and the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival to look forward to on your trip, I just know you will have a swell time! Please stop back by planDisney with any further questions. We'd be happy to help!

    Happy planning, 
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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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