• On Nov 30, 2021
    Michael from MA 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 wondering what the current situation is with Magic Bands. I know we need to pay for them now but what is the procedure for viewing style options and purchasing them? Are the new 50th interactive bands available yet and if so how can we purchase them?

    Hi there, Michael! Thanks for coming to planDisney! MagicBand selection is one of my favorite parts of planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    You are correct that MagicBands must now be purchased. A Guest can also use a MagicBand from a previous visit. It is recommended that the MagicBand not be from a visit from more than two to three years ago as it may have lost functionality. Also, Guests can use the new Magic Mobile feature on their cellular device as an alternative to MagicBands.

    For those Guests, such as yourself (and me too), who still prefer MagicBands, you have a few options! First, if you already have a reservation made for your vacation, you can select and purchase MagicBands in the My Disney Experience app. Begin by selecting the menu (three horizontal lines) on the bottom right of the screen. When the tiles appear, select the tile that states, “Resort Hotel.” When that screen appears, scroll down to where you see an icon of a MagicBand that states, “Choose MagicBands.” You can then follow the prompts to select a MagicBand for each member of your travel party!

    Michael, another option is to visit shopDisney.com! You will find a wide variety of MagicBands here, all themed to our favorite characters, attractions, movies, and resort hotels! And coming in the new year will be MagicBand+! These new MagicBands are loaded with the most up-to-date technology to add even more magic to your visit! I can't wait to interact with the Fab 50 character collection throughout the four Disney Parks using one of the news bands! I’ve already added the new Lumiere MagicBand to my Christmas list! I hope you find the perfect MagicBands for your upcoming visit!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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