Disney has just announced its third major version of the MagicBand, MagicBand+.
The MagicBand has been extremely popular and successful since its launch to the public in 2014. MagicBands serve as your park ticket, room key, contactless payment, Fastpass and more.
New MagicBand+ will feature LED lights and haptic feedback elements that take the MagicBand to the next level. We hope the new MagicBand+ may eventually be once again offered to resort guests and annual pass holders for free or at least at a heavy discount.
We will of course update our MagicBand Skin designs to to include MagicBand+ as soon as we are able to obtain a physical MagicBand+. We're excited with the possibilites that the new format brings!
From Disney Parks Blog:
After you enter a theme park, MagicBand+ will come alive at various times with color-changing lights, haptic vibrations and gesture recognition. The wearable will allow you to engage with favorite Disney moments in new ways, including:
Play like a bounty hunter in a galaxy far, far away and find virtual bounties throughout Black Spire Outpost in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Interact with the “Disney Fab 50 Character Collection,” the golden sculptures spread throughout the Walt Disney World theme parks.
Experience nighttime spectaculars in a new way as you see your band light up and complement the magic in the skies, including the new “Harmonious” at EPCOT and “Disney Enchantment” at Magic Kingdom Park.
MagicBand+ will be available for purchase beginning next year, including a discounted, pre-arrival price for Disney Resort hotel guests as well as new and renewing Walt Disney World Annual Passholders. Current MagicBands will continue to be available, too, along with the complimentary Disney MagicMobile service that extends MagicBand features, such as park entry, to smart devices.
MagicBand+ will help immerse you in Disney stories and connect with characters you love like never before. We’ll have more to share about this exciting new technology in the future, so keep following us here at the Disney Parks Blog for updates. And be sure to check out all our coverage of the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary, because “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” begins tomorrow!