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Disney Updates Guests with the Future of Magic Bands for 2021

Disney Updates Guests with the Future of Magic Bands for 2021

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Guests planning to visit Walt Disney World in 2021 will be receiving updates regarding their MagicBands. Check out the future of MagicBands and how this may affect your future trip to Walt Disney World.

Disney Reveals Future of MagicBands

Prior to the reopening of Walt Disney World, Disney Parks shared that the future of MagicBands may be a little less magical.

In June Walt Disney World shared, “As you begin planning your upcoming visits, we’re also exploring engaging ways for guests to use their mobile tech to experience the magic- particularly now as the use of phones and apps continues to evolve.” You can read more about this HERE.

Email Notification

Today, Guests with Disney Resort arrivals beginning January 1, 2021 received the following email notification:

“Your Walt Disney World vacation is right around the corner and we can’t wait to welcome you here! But before you go, we wanted to send you this helpful reminder.”

“MagicBands will no longer be provided complimentary to Disney Resort hotel Guests with arrivals beginning January 1, 2021. For Disney Resort hotel room entry, Theme Park entry, and charging purchase to your hotel room with a valid credit card, you may use a Key to the World card (provided at the Front Desk). Or, you may use a MagicBand from a past visit or purchase a MagicBand pre-arrival. For more about these options click here.”

“In addition we highly recommend using our Online Check-In/Direct-to-Room service, which allows you to get to the fun faster with real-time, room-ready updates. Sign-up for room ready notifications and use the My Disney Experience app as a digital room key to enter your Disney Resort hotel room.”

Walt Disney World shares that in 2021 they will unveil new innovative features to the My Disney Experience app that will bring MagicBand features to your smart devices.

In 2021 walt disney world will unveil new innovative features to the my Disney Experience app.

Future of MagicBands?

Do you enjoy picking out MagicBands for your Disney trips? You are in luck! Although MagicBands may not be as necessary in the coming months, they will still be available for purchase. You may also still use MagicBands from your previous Disney trips as well.

Disney Resort Guests may still purchase the solid colored MagicBands that were previously available complimentary for a fee of $5. Specialty MagicBands will continue to be offered to Disney Resort Guests at a discount as well. Check out a few of the newest MagicBands HERE. MagicBands will also still be available for purchase on shopDisney and at Disney retail locations. 

solid colored magicbands (previously complimentary) may now be purchased for $5 and specialty magicbands will still be offered at a discounted cost for disney resort guests

What do you think with the shift from the use of MagicBands? Do you have any concerns with all features being linked to the My Disney Experience App? Will you and your family continue to purchase MagicBands for upcoming trips? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.

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Wednesday 28th of April 2021

i have a huge magic band collection. I have a magic band that does something special at the gate for every park. Everybody has a boring phone. These make the process special. I even bought a replica magic band RFID reader that simulates the entrance on Etsy. With so many people collecting and loving these Disney should embrace and expand the use of these.

Nessa M

Friday 1st of January 2021

Vacation is my time to hide from the world so I really try to avoid using my phone as much as possible. I love how easy Magic Bands make that. I'm hoping that other than Rise of Resistance boarding passes I can keep avoiding my phone because they keep all the Magic Band options.

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