NEW Interactive MagicBand+ Coming To Disney World
This morning, in a virtual press conference shared with us, Disney announced MagicBand+, a new version of MagicBand that will interact with guests by providing light and haptic feedback from within the parks.
The new MagicBand+ (Magic Band Plus) system will be very interactive both inside and outside the theme parks. Not only will they be used to interact with the Fab 50 golden statues, but the bands will also allow guests to experience nighttime fireworks spectaculars in ways they were never before able to — even inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!
After guests enter a Disney park, the MagicBand+ will come alive at various times with color-changing lights, haptic vibrations and gesture recognition, enhancing the environment’s immersive storytelling. The wearable will allow guests to engage with favorite Disney moments in new ways and discover new interactive experiences, 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 they see their bands light up and complement the magic in the skies, including the new “Harmonious” at EPCOT and “Disney Enchantment” at Magic Kingdom Park.
Just like the current MagicBands, a variety of MagicBand+ styles will be available. MagicBand+ will also have all of the functionality of the previous generation MagicBands.
MagicBand+ will debut in 2022 as part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.” A discounted, pre-arrival price will be available for Disney Resort hotel guests as well as new and renewing Walt Disney World Annual Passholders. Current MagicBands will continue to be available as well, along with the complimentary Disney MagicMobile service that extends MagicBand features, such as park entry, to smart devices.
For more details, visit the official Disney World website by clicking here.