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  • On Mar 21, 2023
    Jennifer 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.

    Waivering back and forth about purchasing the MagicBand+ for my kids for our upcoming vacation. What are some of the enchanting extras that they may experience while wearing it in the Parks and/or during the nighttime spectaculars?

    Hi, Jennifer!  Welcome back to planDisney!

    What an exciting time to be planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation!  You and your family are going to have the best time experiencing all the Disney thrills, including the newest attraction, TRON Lightcycle / Run and the return of the fan-favorite nighttime spectacular, Happily Ever After.  

    I was lucky enough to attend a preview of Happily Ever After last week, and I'm thrilled to say that it's better than ever!  Watching my MagicBand+ interact with the show was so cool.  MagicBand+ still does all of the things that the previous versions of MagicBands did, like unlocking your Disney Resorts Collection hotel room, scanning into the theme parks or Lightning Lanes, and charging purchases to your resort hotel room.  However, MagicBand+ has some additional features that I think make it a worthwhile purchase.

    I purchased MagicBand+ for my entire family prior to a trip that we took this past December.  I gave the new bands to my family as a trip countdown surprise.  My teens loved watching MagicBand+ interact with all of the nighttime spectaculars.  The lights on our bands changed colors and pulsed in time to the music.  It was fun to see all of the lights throughout the crowd from other Guests who were also wearing MagicBand+.

    If you have any Star Wars fans in your family, they are going to love using MagicBand+ to play the Batuu Bounty Hunters game in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.  This is a great way to explore Black Spire Outpost and truly become part of the Star Wars universe.  

    I think your kids would love using MagicBand+ during your upcoming vacation.  You'll find MagicBand+ sold at a variety of retail locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort, or if you prefer to purchase your bands before your trip, shopDisney also has a great selection.

    Wishing you the most magical vacation ever!
    Samantha
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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