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MagicBand+ launches July 27 at Walt Disney World

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

MagicBand+ launches July 27, 2022, at Walt Disney World Resort, adding even more magical features to the MagicBand experience guests already know and love.

MagicBand+ launches at Walt Disney World
Photos courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort

From entering theme parks and connecting to Disney PhotoPass to unlocking your Disney hotel room door and purchasing snacks, MagicBand allows Disney World guests to tap their way to a fun and easy vacation at the “Most Magical Place on Earth.” Now, in addition to everything MagicBand has to offer, the new MagicBand+ wearable also has color-changing lights, haptic vibrations, and gesture recognition – plus, it will pair to your smartphone through the My Disney Experience mobile app.

MagicBand+ Disney Fab 50 Quest

The Disney Fab 50 Character Collection was introduced throughout all four theme parks as part of Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebration, but with the new “Disney Fab 50 Quest,” guests can use their MagicBand+ bands to help Tinker Bell bring the sculptures to life by waving their hand to sprinkle virtual pixie dust at each golden statue for a different reaction.

MagicBand+ Launches at Walt Disney World - Fab 50 Quest

To unlock even more magic during the quest, guests can use the Play Disney Parks app to collect the sculptures and enter favorite characters’ worlds through an augmented reality feature.

Check out this video featuring Jodi Benson (the voice of Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”), who embarked on the quest with her friends Sebastian and Flounder:


Jodi Benson Tries MagicBand+ | Launching July 27 | Walt Disney World Resort

Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters

Bounty hunting is big business on Batuu, and thanks to the Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters experience, guests can get in on the action by following the vibrations and lights on their MagicBand+ to locate and unlock bounties hidden across Black Spire Outpost.

MagicBand+ Launches at Walt Disney World - Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters

Once they find their Bounty, guests can use the Play Disney Parks app’s augmented reality thermal viewer to reveal who’s hiding in the shadows – plus, local guild master Raga Bua will reward successful bounty hunters with galactic credits.

Nighttime Spectaculars

Nighttime spectaculars will be more spectacular as MagicBand+ complements the magic by lighting up and vibrating in sync with the fireworks, visual effects, and music during “Disney Enchantment” at the Magic Kingdom park and “Harmonious” at Epcot.

MagicBand+ Launches at Walt Disney World - Nighttime Spectaculars

MagicBand+ will also engage as all four theme park icons transform into Beacons of Magic.

Where to buy MagicBand+

When MagicBand+ launches, there will be more than 25 styles to choose from, including a special “EAR-idescent” 50th-anniversary design.

MagicBand+ Launches at Walt Disney World - Styles

Disney Resort hotel guests can purchase them online at special prices before arrival, and Annual Passholder discounts will also be available. All guests can buy MagicBand+ at select stores across Walt Disney World and online at shopDisney, starting at $34.99.

MagicBand+ can be purchased at the following locations: 

  • Magic Kingdom: Emporium in the Magic Kingdom park  
  • Epcot: Pin Traders – Camera Center  
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Celebrity 5 & 10 and Tatooine Traders 
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Discovery Trading Company  
  • Disney Springs: Disney’s Pin Traders  
  • Select merchandise locations at Disney Resort hotels 

Before you embark on these experiences, you’ll need to ensure your MagicBand+ is charged, up to date, and paired to your device. Click here for all the details.

And don’t worry, Disneyland guests; while the features and experiences may vary, you’ll be able to get in on the fun when MagicBand+ launches at the Disneyland Resort later this year.

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