It’s finally here, folks! After months and months (and months) of waiting, Disney has finally announced a launch date for its most interactive MagicBand ever — MagicBand+! Guests have been waiting for these new MagicBands since they were announced in September 2021 — less than one month before Walt Disney World Resort kicked off its 50th Anniversary celebration. Walt Disney World Cast Members were first given a sneak peek at MagicBand+ in May, and we now know that they will be available for purchase beginning July 27!
Disney Parks Blog first shared the exciting news:
It’s time to band together because MagicBand+ is launching July 27 at Walt Disney World Resort!
At Walt Disney World, MagicBand+ can do everything a MagicBand can do and more – from entering theme parks with a tap* and connecting your Disney PhotoPass memories, to unlocking your Disney Resort hotel room and more.
But our newest wearable also has great new features, including color-changing lights, haptic vibrations, and gesture recognition – plus it pairs to your smartphone using the My Disney Experience app. Once you get your hands on one, you’ll want to do it all – and there’s a lot you can do when MagicBand+ launches!
Before you head out on these exciting new experiences, you’ll want to pick out the perfect MagicBand+ from an incredible lineup of more than 25 designs.
There are so many fun and exciting things that Guests will be able to do with their new MagicBand+! Disney built 50 gold statues — called the Fab 50 — in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Most Magical Place on Earth, and these new bands will allow Guests to interact with each and every statue! You can also head over to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and become a bounty hunter on Batuu. MagicBand+ will combine with the Play Disney Parks app and lead you around the planet to capture your bounty.
Disney also introduced two new nighttime spectaculars as part of the World’s Most Magical Celebration — Disney Enchantment at the Magic Kingdom and Harmonious at EPCOT. The new MagicBand+ will come alive if you are watching either one of those shows — it will light up in sync with the show and vibrate with the special effects. It will also go off when the Beacon of Magic show begins at each of the four theme parks!
Guests will be able to purchase MagicBand+ — which will cost $34.99 — at the following locations:
- Magic Kingdom Park: Emporium
- EPCOT: Pin Traders – Camera Center
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Celebrity 5 & 10 and Tatooine Traders
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park: Discovery Trading Company
- Disney Springs: Disney’s Pin Traders
- Select merchandise locations at Disney Resort hotels
If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you will also be able to purchase the new MagicBand+ prior to your vacation for a special price. Walt Disney World Annual Passholders will also be able to receive a discount on the new MagicBand+. MagicBand+ will also be coming to the Disneyland Resort, but a launch date has not been revealed at this time.
You can read more of Disney Dining’s MagicBand+ coverage by clicking here.