Insiders, it has just been announced that MagicBand+ will debut in 2022 at Walt Disney World Resort as part of the 50th anniversary celebration! Walt Disney once said, “We’ll always be introducing and testing and demonstrating new materials and new systems.” Well, that promise will come true once again next year when Walt Disney World Resort releases this next-generation wearable technology, MagicBand+.
JUST ANNOUNCED: MagicBand+ will debut in 2022 at @WaltDisneyWorld Resort as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration and will help immerse you in Disney stories and connect with characters you love like never before. Get the details: https://t.co/ENMIhaHWav #DisneyWorld50 pic.twitter.com/QxEj5cozaO
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) September 30, 2021
Isn’t it just so pretty?! Per the Disney Parks Blog, “The original MagicBand was introduced in 2013 at Walt Disney World, making the guest experience in our theme parks and resorts more convenient and hands-free for things like park and guest room entry, retail and dining, Disney PhotoPass and more. MagicBand+ will retain those popular features and add functionality that unlocks new moments of magic for you.”
It looks like two different designs will be available (white and blue). The concept is that when you enter a theme park, the MagicBand+ will come alive at various times with color-changing lights, haptic vibrations and gesture recognition. And that’s not all of course! It 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.
So of course now the question is, when will this magical new piece of technology be available for purchase? MagicBand+ will go on sale 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. If you are a regular MagicBand wearer, not to worry! 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.
The new MagicBand+ will help bring the magic of Walt Disney World Resort right to you like never before!
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