MagicBand+ and Smart Phone
  • On Jun 10, 2023
    Brianna from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We purchased a first generation Magic Band for our upcoming trip. I just want to make sure that this magic band will be able to do everything that we need it to do ?

    Brianna, welcome to planDisney the most magical place on the internet to get answers to your Disney vacation questions.  There is no cooler technology used at Walt Disney World Resort than the MagicBand. MagicBands have been around since 2013 so we are at the 10th anniversary. They have changed so much over the years especially now that MagicBand+ was released in 2022.

    Here is a list of available features that MagicBand and MagicBand+ have when connected to your My Disney Experience account.

    MagicBand and MagicBand+:

    • Functions as your room key to unlock your Disney Resort Hotel Door.
    • Tap in at the theme parks and Lightning Lane entrances.
    • Pay for merchandise and food when staying at a Disney Resort Hotel.
    • Capture On-Ride Attraction Disney PhotoPass Photos.
    • Link Disney PhotoPass Photos to your My Disney Experience account.
    • All entrance into your Disney Resort Hotel themed swimming pool

    MagicBand+ only

    • Rechargeable
    • Customizable with gesture recognition, color-changing LED lights, and vibrations
    • Interacts with non-attraction experiences such as the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection
    • Lightup during fireworks
    So if you want a MagicBand to do everything then be sure to purchase a MagicBand+ and link it to your My Disney Experience account.

    planDisney Pro Tip: Be sure to charge your MagicBand+ every night and bring a portable power supply to charge it in the theme parks just in case you use it so much the battery drains. This has only happened to me once. I credit Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters game for all the fun leading up to the loss of power.

    Brianna, I know your Disney adventure in a few weeks will be timeless and unforgettable. Feel free to write me back directly with any follow-up questions.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories.


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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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