Disney Parks Blog has announced more information for the Magic Band plus coming soon to Disneyland, including officially announcing a fall release.
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According to the post by Jessica Pineda, Magic Bands will finally be available at the West Coast Disney Parks this fall, though no official date is available at this time. See below for all the details about how the Magic Band will work at Disneyland.
This fall, MagicBand+ will make its momentous debut at Disneyland Resort, bringing the wearable technology to the West Coast for the first time! Today, I’m excited to share how this innovation will deliver hands-free convenience and unlock a new dimension of Disney storytelling.
Launched at Walt Disney World Resort earlier this summer, MagicBand+ is a next-generation wearable that enables you to see and feel park experiences in a new way, thanks to smart features like color-changing LED lights, haptic vibrations and gesture recognition. Available in a growing assortment of designs and colors, MagicBand+ offers another opportunity to show off your personal style in the parks. It’s also rechargeable (with the included charging cable) and waterproof, keeping the fun going and going! When MagicBand+ is paired to a smartphone device through the Disneyland app*, it unlocks personalization options such as selecting unique light colors and adjusting the vibration and motion recognition settings.
MagicBand+ features and experiences will vary between Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Here’s a glimpse of it in action at Disneyland Resort!
At launch, this wearable will boast a host of convenient capabilities – with more to come in the future! Connect your MagicBand+ to your theme park ticket or Magic Key pass in the Disneyland app for an easy way to enter the Disneyland Resort theme parks (valid Park admission and reservation required), or use it to check in at Lightning Lane entrances (separate valid Lightning Lane entry required). After capturing precious memories with a Disney PhotoPass photographer, a tap of your band links the photos to your Disney account.
MagicBand+ also adds new, immersive elements and surprises to park experiences. In sync with special moments during select nighttime spectaculars, your band will complement the magic in the skies by pulsing with colorful, dancing lights and vibrations.
MagicBand+ will come to life during “World of Color” in Disney California Adventure park and “Fantasmic!” and select nighttime shows in Disneyland park.
You’ll also be able to explore Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland park like never before with the Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters interactive quest. Vibrations and lights from your MagicBand+ will help guide you to find virtual bounties across Black Spire Outpost. When you find your bounty, you can use the augmented reality thermal viewer in the Play Disney Parks app** to reveal who’s hiding in the shadows. Once your mission is successfully completed, local guild master Raga Bua will reward you with galactic credits.
And this is just the beginning – there are more MagicBand+ features and experiences still to come! Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more updates and announcement of our official launch date.
Both a Theme Park reservation and valid admission for the same Park on the same date are required for Park entry. Park reservations are limited, subject to availability, and are not guaranteed. Offerings may be limited in availability, and are subject to restrictions, and change or cancellation without notice. Lightning Lane entrance arrival windows require a separate purchase. Visit Disneyland.com/Updates for important information to know before visiting.
Online registration and Disney account required to use MagicBand+ and Disney Photopass® service. Disney Photopass® service is subject to the Disney Photopass Terms & Conditions and expiration policy found at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/photopass-terms-conditions/. MagicBand and MagicBand 2 will not be supported at Disneyland Resort at this time.
*Message, data and roaming rates may apply for use of Disneyland app and Play Disney Parks app. Availability subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset or service provider. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.
**To use the Play Disney Parks mobile app to enhance the MagicBand+ experience, guests must be logged into the Play Disney Parks app with the Disney account linked with their MagicBand+.
For more information about the Magic Band Plus at Disneyland, see the full blog post here.
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