A look at MagicBand+ interaction with Spaceship Earth lighting and Harmonious at EPCOT

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MagicBand+ with nighttime entertainment at EPCOT
Posted: Thursday July 28, 2022 7:14am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

With the launch of MagicBand+, guests can now experience the new wearable interacting with nighttime shows across all four Walt Disney World theme parks.

At EPCOT, MagicBand+ lights up along with Spaceship Earth's lighting sequences and performs alongside Harmonious.

No special action is needed for MagicBand+ to activate during the shows, and we found it worked quite well. There were times when the band didn't seem to respond to changes in the show, appearing to miss some of the synchronization cues.

As with the daytime MagicBand+ interactions, we think the nighttime lighting with MagicBand+ will be very popular with kids who will be impressed to see their MagicBand+ react to the surroundings. For adults, seeing a couple of LEDs change color may not be so impressive in the era of Apple Watch and similar devices.

Watch the video below to see some highlights of the MagicBand+ in action. (4K YouTube)

Outside of EPCOT, MagicBand+ nighttime lighting works with Disney Enchantment fireworks at Magic Kingdom, and the Beacon of Magic projection shows at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Magic Kingdom.

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911deb19 hours ago

I am the one already in FL with bands that appear to be going to my home. I check in tomorrow, not the 28th, which only actually gave the bands 3 mail days to arrive even if I didn’t leave home earlier.

lewisc20 hours ago

I would have expected receiving the bands in the 11 day time period stated when ordering. I would have expected Disney to ship 2nd day air or at least pure 1st class mail without a shipping partner I would have expected an easy way to change delivery to a resort if necessary. Disney gets all the blame.

CaptainAmerica21 hours ago

*Shrug* If you order a band for your August 28 check-in, I don't expect Disney to anticipate that you're leaving home on August 14.

Disstevefan121 hours ago

The timing could have been better. As Maxwell Smart used to say:

CaptainAmerica21 hours ago

It's not Disney's fault that you're not hope when the MagicBands that you ordered shipped to your house are shipped to your house.

Disstevefan121 hours ago

Thanks Disney 😡

911deb1 day ago

So I didn’t get the email with the refund offer and $50 gift card, and my bands shipped Thursday and appear to be headed to my house near Chicago. But, I’m already in Florida….

JohnD1 day ago

Don’t be fooled. The exterior is just plain cardboard with the USPS address label affixed to it.

lewisc2 days ago

I waited on hold. Original order went out before the within 14 days ship to resort policy was implemented. Supposedly a second set of bands will be waiting for me at my resort

Figments Friend2 days ago

Nice box! :) -

WDWYankee152 days ago

No it doesn’t. I had 4 people/bands. Same $50. Still ahead considering it was $10 off per band for resort guests to preorder. So some extra compensation for your troubles. Some compensated a little more. All good. I’m glad they made things right and finally communicated about their issues and a plan to resolve them.

Disstevefan12 days ago

This is good to see.

drumbum672 days ago

Just received my $50 digital gift card via email, as promised. ”We apologize we were unable to fulfill your MagicBand+ order in time for your vacation. We would like to offer this complimentary gift card for the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.” I’m also curious if that amount goes up if you have more people/bands on your reservation. My $50 is for 2 people/bands.

Disstevefan12 days ago

YAY! Hershey Park has 14 coasters!!!