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  • On Jun 1, 2022
    Michelle from PA 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 have just received our Magicbands for our vacation in Sept. I just was informed that a new Magicband+ is starting soon. When will these be available? Can we upgrade our bands to Magicband+?

    Welcome to planDisney, Michelle.

    Ah, the excitement of receiving a new MagicBand for an upcoming Walt Disney World vacation! It just adds to the anticipation. I bet you can't wait to use it!

    As you've heard, the new MagicBand+ is coming out soon. We still don't know the exact date, however, we can expect them to arrive sometime in the summer of 2022. I had the honor of attending a media event at Walt Disney World in early May and was fortunate enough to try the new MagicBand+. I was really impressed by how these new devices make your time in the parks much more interactive. For example, when you visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, you'll be able to use your MagicBand+ to find hidden bounties. This allows you to create your own story during your venture to Batuu. You'll also be able to go on a magical scavenger hunt throughout the parks and interact with all the Fab 50 Character Collection sculptures. The new MagicBand+ even has haptic vibrations and color-changing lights that interact with the nighttime spectaculars, Disney Enchantment, and Harmonious. I think Guests are going to really love using it. I know I did.

    Unfortunately, Michelle, those staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel only get one discounted pre-arrival MagicBand selection. Once you've placed your order, there are no refunds or exchanges. I'm sorry if that's not the news you want to hear. However, if you desperately want to experience MagicBand+ on your upcoming trip, once it is released, you're more than welcome to still purchase it and link it to your account. I always think you can't have too many MagicBands anyway!

    I hope you have a magical vacation, Michelle. Thanks so much for stopping by planDisney.

    ChEARS,

    Mike
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Meet the Panelist: Mike, Virginia

I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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