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Disney MagicBand Plus: Everything You Need to Know

The Disney MagicBand Plus is the newest generation of Disney’s wearable tech that is packed with features to make your Walt Disney World Resort experience extra easy and fun.

Let’s jump right into what the MagicBand+ is so you can decide if it’s right for you.

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What is a Disney Magic Band Plus?

Closeup of a white MagicBand Plus for Disney World with graphics from the theme parks on it.
Photo courtesy of Disney.

Like its predecessor, MagicBand 2, the Disney MagicBand+ can be used to:

  1. Open your Disney World resort room door
  2. Enter one of the Disney parks (with valid admission linked)
  3. Tap to pay for purchases throughout the parks and resorts
  4. Check into Lightning Lanes and virtual queues
  5. Link PhotoPass photos to your Disney account.

On top of all of these great features, there are a few new ones, too.

The Disney MagicBand+ is rechargeable, so no more paying for a band that will die when the battery runs out. 

Disney states that it lasts approximately 3 days, but reports are already rolling in from fans on social media that some of the activities easily drain the battery. 

But my favorite thing about MagicBand+ is that you can turn on interactive experiences around the parks! More on that in the next section.

Disney MagicBand Plus interactive experiences

There are a few interactive experiences that can be “turned on” with the MagicBand Plus, with more likely to be added.

As part of Disney World’s 50th anniversary, there are 50 golden statues throughout the 4 theme parks, each of which interact with the band.

The bands will also light up along with some of the parks’ nighttime shows and fireworks, as well as each of the 4 “Beacons of Magic” (Cinderella Castle, Spaceship Earth, Tree of Life & Hollywood Tower Hotel).

Last, but not least is the add-on to the popular Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters game, with the band adding vibrations and light patterns to help guide you as you play. 

Are regular MagicBands or MagicMobile going away?

Photo of 2 boys meeting Chewbacca at Disney World, 1 with an orange MagicBand on his wrist.
Photo by Matt Stroshane, courtesy of Disney.

No! The regular MagicBands aren’t going away and will be available online and in select shops throughout Disney World. 

In addition, you can still use MagicMobile on your smartphone.

The Disney MagicBand+ is simply another option to help make your visit extra easy and fun!

Can you swim with MagicBand+?

Yes, you can swim with the MagicBand and MagicBand+. Both are waterproof and can be worn on water rides or in the resort pool.

Are there any accessories?

You bet! Charms and decals for the regular MagicBand will work with Disney MagicBand Plus. The same goes for MagicBand keepers to ensure it doesn’t snap off your wrist.

When will it be available?

Although the band has been on sale for a bit, the Disney MagicBand Plus capabilities were officially launched on July 27, 2022.

Where can I get Disney MagicBand Plus?

Closeup of a blue Magic Band Plus with a silhouette of Walt and Mickey Mouse in the center.
Photo courtesy of Disney.

The Disney MagicBand Plus is available on shopDisney.com, as well as at select shops at Disney World. The price starts at $34.99, but you can sometimes get them for less (I’ve seen ‘em for $19.99!).

Annual passholders can order a MagicBand+ at a discount, but not while at the park.

Walt Disney World guests can get a discount up to 6 days before a scheduled stay through their resort reservation.

To link a MagicBand or MagicBand+ to park tickets, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to DisneyWorld.com and sign in to MyDisneyExperience near the top right corner of the site.
  2. After signing in, go to “My MagicBands and Cards” in the MyDisneyExperience dropdown menu.
  3. Check to see if your band is already linked to your account. If you bought it while reserving your vacation, it’s likely already linked! If not, proceed to the next step.
  4. At the bottom of the page, select Link, then select MagicBand.
  5. Enter the ID number found on the underside of the band and select Next. From here, the linking widget will walk you through completing the linking.

Will you be getting a Disney MagicBand plus for your next trip?