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  • On Apr 4, 2023
    Donna from IA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Recd our WDW booklet today, it states arrange for your prearrival discount magic band+ thru your Disney resort, what is that discount?

    Hi Donna and welcome to planDisney!

    MagicBands are such a fun way to add a little pixie dust to your Walt Disney World vacation.  They are a convenient way to enter any theme park, make purchases for Disney dining and merchandise, enter Lightning Lane queues and open your Disney Resort hotel room door with just the tap of your wrist.  There is no need to carry around various cards with you, which makes my life easier as a family of four.

    Disney Resort hotel guests have the option to pre-purchase MagicBands at a discount.  There are tons of fun designs available including characters and themes.  The hardest part is picking which one you want!  The discount varies based on which MagicBand you choose, but it ranges from $10-$20 off.  To view eligible MagicBands for pre-purchase, head over to your My Disney Experience account online to view your plans.  At the top, you'll see your upcoming vacation details and a box on the right that says "Unlock the Magic with MagicBands".  Click where it says "Please make your selection"and it will take you to the next steps in selecting and personalizing your MagicBands.  *Prices, discounts and availability are subject to change.

    There are two types of MagicBands currently available.  The MagicBand+ is the newest version and is loaded with EXTRA magic.  It lights up, vibrates and interacts around the theme parks with the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection.  My kids love finding these golden statues and waving at them to activate their reaction.  Can you find all 50?  The MagicBand+ also interacts with select nighttime entertainment.  It's really fun to see it light up and dance to the music while also watching the fireworks light up the sky.  

    Please stop back by if you have any additional vacation planning questions.

    Have a magical day!
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