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Disney To No Longer Offer Complimentary MagicBands To Annual Passholders

At the start of 2021, Walt Disney World no longer offered complimentary MagicBands to Disney Resort Guests. While MagicBands can still be purchased, the perk of staying at a Disney Resort to get a free MagicBand is gone. Well, now Disney has announced they will no longer be offering complimentary MagicBands to Annual Passholders.

Email sent to Disney Passholders: “Dear Valued Passholder, In March, we introduced Disney MagicMobile service, an easy, more contactless new way to enter the Walt Disney World® theme parks through the power of eligible iPhones, Apple Watch or Google Pay enabled Android phones! As part of this new service, guests can choose from several Disney-themed MagicMobile Pass designs in the My Disney Experience app—and coming soon be on the lookout for new exclusive designs featuring Orange Bird and Figment just for Annual Passholders. As a reminder, valid park admission and a park reservation are required for park entry. As more Passholders continue to discover this new option, we will no longer be offering complimentary MagicBands with Annual Pass purchases and renewals made August 16, 2021 and beyond. Annual Passholders will continue to receive a special discount on MagicBands purchased, with even more designs to choose from in the future. Annual Passholders can continue to use current or newly purchased MagicBands, their Annual Pass Card or Disney MagicMobile pass during their visits. As a reminder, your Annual Pass Card and valid photo ID are required to receive your Annual Passholder discount at participating locations, whether using a MagicBand or Disney MagicMobile service. As always, we thank you for being part of the Passholder family! Sincerely, Disney Destinations, LLC”

 

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We weren’t completely surprised to see this email in our inbox. It seems like Disney is pushing more and more for the use of their MagicMobile option vs. the MagicBand. While Annual Passes have been unavailable for purchase with Disney’s current phased reopening, current Passholders can still renew their Annual Passes. We’re now wondering if this recent update means Disney could be preparing to sell new Annual Passes once again? We’ll keep you posted as we learn more!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.