Mickey and Minnie Statues in Front of Fireworks
  • On Sep 5, 2022
    Melissa from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Tammy! You answered a question for me in the past & your answer was SUPER helpful! My family is headed to Disney World again & now that the new MagicBand+ are available would you suggest upgrading to one of those?

    Greetings, Melissa!

    Welcome back to planDisney! I am delighted that we can help you continue planning your adventures at The Most Magical Place on Earth. This is an excellent question. The long-awaited release of MagicBand+ is here, and the new features are oh so fun! MagicBand+ options have all the great features of MagicBands with an extra sprinkling of pixie dust. You can interact with the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection or even try your hand at virtual bounty hunting in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Here's why the upgrade may (or may not be) worth it. 

    The new MagicBand+ gives you the ability to interact with different experiences in the four theme parks like never before. You can wave at the statues in the Fab 50 Collection for fun surprises, have exciting bounty hunting interactions, and even watch your band glow and sync with nighttime spectaculars. There is a lot of fun to be had with these new features. That being said, if you feel that your Ohana won't use these interactive options, a new MagicBand+ may not be the ideal choice for your group. The cost for these bands is slightly higher than a traditional MagicBand, and you will need to remember to charge them daily to use the new features. I have personally had the chance to use the new MagicBand+, and they really do add an extra sprinkle of magic to your day! I am a huge fan of watching the band change during Harmonious, which makes you feel like you are part of the show. The choice here really depends on one question. Will your travel crew use the new features, or will the traditional MagicBand offer all that you are hoping for during your visit? 

    Should you feel that the great features of the traditional MagicBand meet the primary needs of your travel party, you can use any previous bands that you have or choose a new MagicBand option for your visit. You will still be able to enjoy access to your theme park tickets and Walt Disney World Resort hotel room with a tap of the wrist. You will also be able to use these bands to link your Disney PhotoPass photos, access your Lightning Lane selections, and so much more.

    I hope that your upcoming adventure is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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