MagicBand+ Arrives at Disneyland Resort on October 26th
It’s not long now Disneyland fans! MagicBand+ will be making its big debut at the Happiest Place on Earth on October 26, 2022.
To kick things off, Cast Members, Magic Key holders and Disney Vacation Club members will be among the first to purchase MagicBand+ at the Disneyland Resort starting on October 19th. To qualify, guests must show proof of DVC or Magic Key Membership.
Hands-free convenience and enhanced park experiences
MagicBand+ will provide seamless and hands-free convenience during your visit. Simply tap your band to enter the Disneyland Resort, theme parks (valid theme park admission and reservation required) easily check in at Lightning Lane entrances and link photos from Disney PhotoPass photographer to your Disney account.
Through Band+ you will also see Disney storytelling come alive in new and exciting ways through color-changing LED lights and haptic vibrations during select park experiences and entertainment. Also be on the lookout for special MagicBand+ touches at the Avengers in Disney California Adventure park!
In the evenings, MagicBand+ dazzles with nighttime spectaculars as it illuminates and pulses in sync to World of Color at Disney California Adventure Park, Fantasmic! at Disneyland and other seasonal nighttime shows throughout the year. It will also interact with the new 100 Years of Wonder anniversary celebration World of Color – One at Disney California Adventure as well as Wondrous Journeys at Disneyland.
In addition at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland you’ll be able use MagicBand+ to seek out virtual bounties across Batuu in a new interactive quest. Use the Play Disney Parks app to check out your bounty with the augmented reality thermal viewer.
Also be on the lookout new features that will be unveiled throughout the year!
In the images that we shared above you can see some of the different varieties of MagicBand+ that might be on offer. You can pick out your perfect band at the following locations beginning on October 26, 2022.
- Downtown Disney District: World of Disney, Disney’s Pin Traders
- Disneyland park: Emporium, Pioneer Mercantile, Tomorrow Landing (reopening Oct. 26)
- Disney California Adventure park: Elias & Co., Trolley Treats, Oswald’s, Seaside Souvenirs
- Hotels of the Disneyland Resort: Disney’s Fantasia Shop, Mickey in Paradise, Acorns Gifts & Goods
Best of all, MagicBand+ designs are size adjustable. They’ll come in more than 18 colors and five exclusive designs will be available at launch at Disneyland Resort.
Setting up your MagicBand also couldn’t be easier. Simply follow these easy steps:
- Step 1: Power on MagicBand+ by pressing on the button on the back once and tap the band to the back of your phone.
- Step 2: You’ll be directed to open or download the Disneyland app.*
- Step 3: Follow the instructions in the Disneyland app to link the MagicBand+ to your Disney account, assign it to your ticket or pass and pair it to your smartphone.
MagicBand+ is also rechargeable and Disney recommends that you charge your band overnight with the included USB charging cable that comes with your band. A fully charged MagicBand+ can last between one to three days. The MagicBand+ is also waterproof meaning you can keep it on poolside or on Grizzly River Run.
This is a story that we’ll continue to follow closely. Readers are encouraged to keep following along with us for further Disneyland news and updates.
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