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Walt Disney World Rumored to Add Bluetooth Functionality to MagicBands

We have seen rumors circulating the internet today that it is possible that an interesting update is planned for MagicBands.  The rumor is that in the very near future, Disney will be adding to Bluetooth functionality to the MagicBands.  This functionality would mean that guests wouldn’t have to touch their MagicBand directly to the Mickey head for various MagicBand uses.  This action is what many cast members will refer to as “Mickey to Mickey” since guests have the Mickey on their MagicBand touch the Mickey head on their guest room doors, park entry, FastPass+, etc.  It is rumored that Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will be the first to adopt the Bluetooth functionality.  This would mean that guests wouldn’t have to actually touch their MagicBand to the door at these resorts and they would be able to open the door once their MagicBand got in range.

This is currently the only test that is rumored.  There is no word yet as to whether park entry, FastPass+, Dining Plan, merchandise, etc. will also start to adopt this new functionality.  Of course, none of this has been confirmed directly by Disney, so this could all end up being just another rumor.

What would you all think if this rumor were to be true?  Who thinks this functionality would make things easier and save time?

About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2).