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  • On Aug 5, 2023
    Eileen from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Ordering MagicBands, I see 3 options: MagicBands+, MagicBands2 & MagicBands. Are those listed just as MagicBands 1st generation original versions & not the same as MagicBands2? MagicBands2 cost more than MagicBands. Are they different technologies?

    Hey there, Eileen! Thanks for bringing this great question our way.

    When it comes to planning my vacations to The Most Magical Place on Earth, I love to plan every little detail – including which MagicBand I'd like to commemorate our trip! And now, there are even more exciting options to choose from, including the interactive MagicBand+. I'd love to help you navigate all of your options so you know you're picking just the right one!

    Eileen, it sounds like you're already familiar with the first generation of MagicBand! This MagicBand will allow you to unlock your door at your Disney Resorts Collection hotel, tap into the parks, and even charge back to your room. The MagicBand 2 has the same capabilities but with one extra special feature – the Mickey icon "puck" in the middle of the MagicBand 2 is larger and removable. Why is this a special feature, you might ask? Well, if you're anything like me and have small wrists that often slide out of MagicBands, you can remove this "puck" and carry it (in a keychain, small bag, or lanyard) to allow you to access the magic in the way that works best for you!

    The biggest differences come into play when we're talking about MagicBand+. This has the same capabilities as previous iterations of MagicBands, but this rechargeable band will also light up and vibrate to interact in the parks! Your MagicBand+ will shine and glow with nighttime spectaculars, and will also allow you to collect virtual bounties in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge (especially when you pair it with the Play Disney Parks app!). 

    To me, MagicBands (and MagicBand+!) feel a little like magic wands that you wear. No matter which option you choose, you're sure to not miss a minute of the magic! And if you have any other questions, please visit us again.

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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, Pennsylvania

Hello from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, also known as Pittsburgh! My husband and I live in a little town that we affectionately call Main Street, U.S.A. where we often find ourselves seeking out ice cream, finding new adventures, and having lightsaber battles in our backyard. While we love to travel to galaxies far, far away, we consider Walt Disney World Resort our second home and I can't wait to help you add even more magic to your Disney vacations! Learn More About Michelle

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