MagicBand+ Rolls Out Today


Today is the day the next version of the MagicBand arrives. This one is called the MagicBand+ and it does the same stuff that the MagicBand 2 did. You can use it to access Photo Pass, enter the parks with a touch, pay for merchandise with a tap, and open up your hotel room.

It does some new things too like:

Interact with Nighttime Spectaculars

“Watch your MagicBand+ come alive when watching Nighttime Spectaculars.”

Interact with Fab 50 Sculptures

“Find the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection sculptures throughout Walt Disney World Resort and experience the magic!”

Be a Bounty Hunter at Galaxy’s Edge:

“Vibrations help you find virtual bounties throughout Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge®.”

Magic Bands available now.

Basic ones are $34.99 which is still ridiculous. Special ones are $44.99. The one upside is these do more than the MagicBand2 but the price is about $15 more for a basic one. People are complaining that they aren’t working as they should or they don’t hold a charge (but I do appreciate that these are rechargeable.)

If you are able to buy them for a pre-arrival (trip) you can get them for $24.99 -$34.99.

Here is a look at the bands and situation around them from Twitter:



Overall it seems like a fun new addition (albeit they keep getting more and more expensive) but they do seem to have some kinks to work out.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

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