Everything you need to know about Disney's new interactive wearable in our MagicBand+ FAQ

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Hands on with MagicBand+
Posted: Thursday July 21, 2022 4:35pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Last Updated: August 4 2022.

MagicBand+ Frequently Asked Questions

1. When will MagicBand+ be available?

MagicBand+ was released at Walt Disney World from July 27 2022.

2. What is the cost of MagicBand+?

MagicBand+ starts at $34.99.

3. Are any discounts available on MagicBand+?

Disney Resort hotel guests may purchase MagicBand+ online at special prices before their arrival. Annual Passholder discounts are also available on MagicBand+.

4. How many styles will be available at launch?

MagicBand+ launched with 33 different designs.

5. Where can MagicBand+ be purchased?

  • Magic Kingdom Park: Emporium
  • EPCOT: Pin Traders – Camera Center
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios: Celebrity 5 & 10 and Tatooine Traders
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park: Discovery Trading Company
  • Disney Springs: Disney's Pin Traders
  • Select merchandise locations at Disney Resort hotels

6. What features are unique to MagicBand+?

MagicBand+ has all the same features as regular MagicBand but adds interaction with specific locations at Walt Disney World.

7. What experiences does MagicBand+ interact with?

MagicBand+ interacts with "Disney Enchantment" at Magic Kingdom Park and "Harmonious" at EPCOT. MagicBand+ lights up and vibrates in sync with fireworks, visual effects, and music. MagicBand+ will also engage as all four theme park icons transform into Beacons of Magic.

As part of the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration, you can interact with the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection throughout all four theme parks with the "Disney Fab 50 Quest." Help Tinker Bell bring the sculptures to life across all four Walt Disney World theme parks using virtual pixie dust from Tink.

At Disney's Hollywood Studios on Batuu, the bounty hunting business is booming. MagicBand+ is your guide to seeking numerous virtual bounties hidden across Black Spire Outpost with the Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters experience. Vibrations and lights on MagicBand+ guide you down the right path. When you find your Bounty, you can use the Play Disney Parks app's augmented reality thermal viewer to reveal who's hiding in the shadows. Local guild master Raga Bua will reward you with galactic credits.

8. Is MagicBand+ rechargeable?

Yes. MagicBand+ charges via USB using the included 6-inch cable. You will be required to supply your own USB power supply. One end of the cable is a USB Type A plug, and the other end is a proprietary cradle specific to MagicBand+.

9. What is the MagicBand+ battery life?

MagicBand+ battery life is between 1 and 3 days, with overnight charging recommended.

10. Can the MagicBand+ still work with an empty battery?

Partially. With a depleted battery, you can still use the MagicBand+ for:

  • Park entry
  • Lightning Lane entry
  • Disney Resort room entry
  • Disney Resort folio charging
  • Disney PhotoPass photographer interactions

11. How can I check the battery level on a MagicBand+?

The battery status can be checked via the My Disney Experience mobile app if you have paired the MagicBand+ to your mobile device. In addition, pressing the button on the back of the band will result in the band lighting up a color to report the current battery status.

Flashing Red indicates No Battery. You should charge your band as soon as possible with the included charging cable.

Flashing Yellow indicates Low Battery. Continue charging your band until green for the most optimal usage duration throughout your day.

Flashing Green indicates High Battery. You are good to go!

12. How long does it take to charge a MagicBand+?

It takes between 90 minutes and 2 hours to fully charge a MagicBand from empty. You can check progress in My Disney Experience.

13. Does the MagicBand+ have to be linked to My Disney Experience to work?

MagicBand+ will work with the new exclusive interactive MagicBand+ experiences, with or without linking the MagicBand+ to a Disney account through the My Disney Experience mobile app. However, certain features such as park entry or Lightning Lane entrances will not work without linking to a Disney account and the appropriate entitlements.

14. Is MagicBand+ waterproof?

Yes. MagicBand+ can be worn in waterparks and pools.

15. Can one phone manage multiple MagicBands?

Yes. A phone with a My Disney Experience account can manage multiple guests' MagicBands.

16. What setup customization is available for MagicBand+ in My Disney Experience?

You can adjust the custom light-up theme and vibration and motion recognition settings.

17. How do I get started with MagicBand+?

Power on the band by pressing the button on the back once and tap the band to your phone. Follow the instructions in the app to link the MagicBand+ to your Disney account, assign it to a Guest and pair it to your mobile device. Then, use the app to make sure your band is charged and the software is up to date.

18. Can the MagicBand+ receive software updates?

Yes. Updates are managed via My Disney Experience.

19. Can I transfer my MagicBand+ to another person?

No. Once a MagicBand+ is setup, it cannot be transferred to another person.

20. Is the center part of MagicBand+ removable?

Yes. like previous MagicBands, the center icon can be removed from the band by removing the 4 small screws.

21. Will a MagicBand+ from Walt Disney World also work at Disneyland Resort?

Yes. Once launched at Disneyland Resort later in 2022, the same MagicBand+ will work at both locations.

22. I lost my MagicBand+ charging cable, can I buy a replacement?

Yes. Stores at Walt Disney World sell the MagicBand+ charging cable as an accessory, priced at $7.99.

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LieutLaww9 hours ago

I ordered mine a couple of months out and if an International guest you are going to need to use a VPN to do it otherwise the system just sends you to the help page saying no free MB's anymore.

DisneyfanMA10 hours ago

I ordered it from the web browser at the below site: ( I did login with my Disney account first). I am NOT staying on property. https://www.shopdisney.com/parks/shop-by-category/accessories/magicband/

Armerius12 hours ago

Guys, 1 question. for international guest how long in advance i can order a magic band to get it in the hotel when i arrive?

Raxel785114 hours ago

I received an Email from Shop Disney today, and there’s quite a few more MB2 choices.

JaxFLBear15 hours ago

If you ordered through MDE for your upcoming resort stay, the will be linked to your account before they are mailed out.

DisneyfanMA16 hours ago

Just ordered 5 MB 2's for Nov trip. The MB+ does look like a lot of fun, but we had to cut *some* corners, and this was one. Hoping its easy to link the MB 2's to MDE and plan to give them out with T shirts and a Mickey Balloon when we reveal our trip to kids !

helenabear17 hours ago

Still bought one for the puck design. Such a sucker I am.....

CaptainAmerica18 hours ago

Wow that MSEP band is a real kick in the shorts.

jagiord123 hours ago

Does anyone have a photo of the "Thor" side of the Avenger's magicband? It seems Marvel now has 4 Magicbands: Black Panther, Iron Man, Groot, and the Avenger's one. On the Avenger's we have Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, Captain America and Antman confirmed. I reaaally hope Black Widow is on the Avengers one. The women of Marvel have always been treated as less than, and it's wild to me that we have 4 Marvel bands and not one featuring a woman. Especially when Wanda in particular has been known to move merchandise. Wanda's Mickey Ears have constantly sold out in less than a minute every single time they've been restocked on ShopDisney. If they're launching a frivolous product that nobody needs to purchase, why not try to capitalize on some of the characters with the biggest fan bases?

Disstevefan123 hours ago

Do we think the Electrical Light Parade MB will be a collector's item since it's a mistake? (Parade name is not correct) ;)

DCBaker1 day ago

A few new Magicband+ styles available today on ShopDisney - ShopDisney also added some styles that were only available in the parks.

dreday31 day ago

I was thinking that! Maybe it's good that they don't send them until next year...then I'll try some negotiating if new ones are out. :cool:πŸ˜‚

JoeCamel1 day ago

Won't be out of stock but MB3 will be out by that time

dreday31 day ago

So I purchased 2 back on August 1. Just to update- still no charge on my credit card, pending fell off a while ago. I'm sure they aren't working on ours because our trip isn't for 8 months. No concerns, but I do wonder if the ones we chose will be out of stock by the time they are ready to send.