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  • On Jul 15, 2022
    Juliette from RI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am trying to plan my honeymoon to Disney World in January 2023. Magic Bands seem to no longer be free with the hotels, but you can do everything they did with the app instead? And I read something about a new Magic Band+ but are they not available yet?

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Juliette!

    First!! Congratulations on your pending nuptials in January 2023! What an exciting time for you and your future spouse, and Walt Disney World Resort is the perfect location to celebrate!

    That is correct, the MagicBands are no longer free, but they are available for purchase at a discounted rate for Disney Resort Hotel Guests. Without a MagicBand, your My Disney Experience mobile app can be used. It will give you access to the theme parks (if you have theme park tickets linked), access and gain entry into the virtual queue attractions when your boarding group is called, and allow you to open the door to your room and make purchases. Within the My Disney Experience mobile app, you can set up your Disney MagicMobile service and choose the styles you desire, and add it to your Apple Wallet on your iPhone and Apple Watch or the digital Wallet on other smart devices. 

    Perhaps sometime before you arrive, the MagicBand+ will be available; if so, I think you will love how interactive it will be. That is my kind of fun!

    We are here if you need additional assistance while planning your honeymoon!

    Have a magical honeymoon!

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Meet the Panelist: Raquel, Texas

As a mom of two children 6 years apart in age, it takes some creative planning to give each child a memorable Disney experience. Adding in a sprinkle of surprise pixie dust makes each vacation special for everyone.
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