The Disney Parks Blog has announced the arrival of DisneyBand+ aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships. DisneyBand+ is the DCL version of MagicBands.
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According to the post by Jacqueline Logan, starting this summer, select guests will be able to test out the new DisneyBand+ for hands free entrance to your room, photopass photographers and more! See below for more information.
Summer 2023 is bound to be action-packed for Disney Cruise Line guests! Not only are we celebrating our 25th anniversary with an exciting array of new, themed offerings, but we are also excited to announce that the popular MagicBand+ technology used at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will start to make its way to Disney Cruise Line, beginning with a preview opportunity on select Disney Wish sailings before it officially debuts. At Disney Cruise Line, we are calling it DisneyBand+.
With DisneyBand+, you’ll be able to unlock the hands-free conveniences of wearable technology on the high seas for the first time on a Disney cruise. With three Disney Cruise Line-exclusive designs to choose from, DisneyBand+ will be the perfect accessory for your Disney cruise vacation.
Keep reading to learn how the smart features of DisneyBand+ will enhance your cruise experience while providing magical surprises along the way!
DisneyBand+ will make unlocking your stateroom door, charging a sweet treat or a souvenir to your payment card on your stateroom folio as easy as tapping your wrist. And no matter where your vacation takes you, you can be assured that your DisneyBand+ is adventure-proof. Wear it while you cool off at the pool, go snorkeling at Disney Castaway Cay or take a thrilling plunge on AquaMouse!
Even the littlest explorers can experience the magic of DisneyBand+. Children ages 3 and up can also use their bands in lieu of the Oceaneer Club Band to access kids’ clubs including Disney’s Oceaneer Club while onboard and Scuttle’s Cove at Castaway Cay.
Whether you’re meeting a favorite Disney character or striking a pose in front of the iconic Disney Cruise Line red funnel, onboard photographers around the ship are ready to capture your favorite vacation memories. And with one simple tap, you can easily link your photos to your stateroom making it easy to view and purchase photos during your cruise.
The fun doesn’t stop there! Wearing your DisneyBand+ will allow you to discover enchanting surprises throughout your cruise, so keep your eyes peeled for extra moments of magic. Plus, it is rechargeable — making it the perfect accessory for your future Disney vacation experiences, including Disney cruises and visits to Disney Parks and Disney Resort hotels.
Keep an eye on the Disney Cruise Line website as more information is revealed about the first Disney Wish sailings to preview DisneyBand+ this summer before it officially debuts.
DisneyBand+ is an optional add-on and is not included in your cruise fare.
Do you love sailing with the Disney Cruise Line? Will you be purchasing a DisneyBand+ for your next cruise adventure? Comment below to let us know!
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