MagicBands will be available for purchase next week for guests staying offsite at non-Walt Disney World Resort hotels.
Selling at a lower than expected price, the MagicBands will be available at select merchandise locations for $12.95 plus tax. This is slightly lower than the expected $15 price point. Color choices will be pink, blue, red, green, orange, gray and yellow.
As we reported a few days ago, advance FastPass+ reservations will be available to offsite day guests from March 31 2014. Those guests will not be issued a MagicBand, but will instead use their RFID ticket media for touch to enter, and FastPass+. A MagicBand can then be purchased and will be linked to the guests My Disney Experience account and will operate in the same way as their RFID ticket media. The bands will not be eligible for touch-to-pay, which is currently only available to Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests.
Offsite day guests will be able to make FastPass+ reservations for each day that is linked to their My Disney Experience account, starting 30 days in advance of the visit.