Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Jan 29, 2022
    Julie from VA 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 have been waiting to purchase the new Magic Band plus for our trip, and we are cutting it close; no release date has been announced. Will the Magic Band 2’s be restocked? There is hardly any selection at this time.

    Hey Julie!

    Welcome to planDisney! I am so thrilled to hear that you have a trip to Walt Disney World coming up so soon. You will be immersed in shimmering EARidescent magic in no time. Right now all four theme parks are a part of The World's Most Magical Celebration. This 50th-anniversary event has brought many new and exciting things to the parks. And MagicBand+ will be debuting as part of the 2022 celebration.

    Julie, I am also eagerly waiting for an official release date for MagicBand+. The new advanced features look truly spectacular. I am particularly excited to try the bounty hunting feature that allows you to virtually track bounties in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. There is so much to look forward to with the release of the new bands. It does look as if we will be waiting just a little while longer for the launch. I recommend keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for the official announcement about the release date.

    So, let's talk about MagicBand options that are available right now. I am sorry to hear that the online selection has been limited. The inventory does change often, so be sure to check back regularly if you would like to order a MagicBand before your upcoming travels. There are some important dates to keep in mind when pre-ordering before a trip. You will need to place your order at least 11 days before arrival to receive your bands before heading to The Most Magical Place on Earth. Because shipping times can vary, I would order at least two weeks out. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Collection Hotel, orders placed 11-6 days before arrival will be sent directly to your hotel. You can pick these up at the front desk. 

    I understand how important the right MagicBand can be! Whether a band adorned in Mickey Pretzels or glittering castles is the one, you wear these magical accessories throughout your entire vacation. You should absolutely love it! Online inventory can be limited, and sometimes the perfect band can't be found before your departure. There is the option of purchasing a band after arrival. You can find a huge variety of MagicBands at all four theme parks, in Disney Springs, and at most Disney Resort hotels. Once you have secured the MagicBand with your favorite must-have design, you can easily activate the band through My Disney Experience or with a Cast Member. After linking your band it will work immediately. 

    I hope that this information helps you make the right selection!
    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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