Disney Announces MagicBand+ Disneyland Launch Date!

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In September 2021, Disney announced that it would soon be introducing a new kind of MagicBand, called MagicBand+. The new MagicBand+ would have all the features of a traditional MagicBand PLUS it would be rechargeable and would be interactive. Nearly one year later — in July 2022 — the bands were finally introduced. And now they will soon debut at Disneyland Resort.


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Disney has shared that MagicBand+ will debut at Disneyland Resort on October 26! However, Magic Key Holders and Disney Vacation Club Members will have early access beginning October 19. MagicBand+ will truly elevate the Disney experience for Guests on the West Coast.

Here is more information on the release from theme park insider Scott Gustin.

NEW: MagicBand+ officially debuts at Disneyland Resort on Oct. 26. Starting Oct. 19, Magic Key holders, DVC and Cast will get early access.

MB+ will be available at select DLR locations starting Oct. 19 for those eligible for early access – and more locations on Oct. 26.

Just like at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort’s MagicBand+ will allow Guests to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and become Bounty Hunters. With the Disney MagicBand+, Guests in Galaxy’s Edge will be able to their MagicBand+ to hunt for bounties hidden throughout Black Spire Outpost. The band will light up and vibrate as the Guests get closer to their bounties. Once the bounties have been collected, a local guild master will reward the Guest.


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Beginning January 27, The Walt Disney Company will begin celebrating its 100th Anniversary and two new shows will premiere — Wondrous Journeys at Disneyland Park and World of Color – One at Disney California Adventure. MagicBand+ will light up and interact with both of those.

The band will also light up for Guests watching “Believe….In Holiday Magic” and World of Color: Season of Light” during the holiday celebrations, which will begin November 11 and run through January 8.

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MagicBand+ will be available for purchase at select locations within the Resort beginning October 19. MagicBand+ designs will cost $44.99, however Magic Key Holders will receive $10 off the initial price, PLUS their Magic Key discount.

All Guests visiting Disneyland Resort — including Magic Key Holders — will be able to purchase MagicBand+ and attach their theme park tickets when it goes on sale at Disneyland Resort on October 26.

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