Do you love ordering MagicBands for upcoming Disney World vacations? This new update may affect your next Disney trip.
Many Walt Disney World Guests love the ease of the MagicBand during a trip to the Parks. MagicBands can be used to unlock your Resort room, enter the Theme Parks, make purchases, check-in for Lightning Lane selections, and be scanned by PhotoPass photographers.
Prior to the reopening of Walt Disney World, Disney Parks shared that the future of MagicBands may be a little less magical.
In June 2020 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.
Event with this announcement, Guests still were willing to pay for MagicBands to avoid using their phones throughout the day. Now, it may be a bit more difficult to order a MagicBand.
Disney Resort Guests can pre-order MagicBands on the Walt Disney World website. These MagicBands are usually available for discounted price and are mailed to your home.
Currently on the Walt Disney World website there are only 13 MagicBands available for purchase. The website shares, “Due to ongoing, industry-wide supply chain challenges, MagicBands may have limited availability or be unavailable in some styles. Our teams are working to improve our selection over the coming weeks and recommend Guests continue to check back to see if their preferred style is available.”
“If you are traveling to Walt Disney World Resort soon, we encourage you to use the My Disney Experience mobile app to access a digital room key and the Disney MagicMobile service once you arrive. Disney MagicMobile service is available on eligible smartphones and is a convenient way to access MagicBand features.”
Due to ongoing, industry-wide supply chain challenges, MagicBands may have limited availability or be unavailable in some styles.Walt Disney World website
What if you do not want to use your phone for the MagicMobile service? If you have a MagicBand from a previous trip, you can use this on your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation as well. There are also many MagicBands available for purchase at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Do you enjoy purchasing a new MagicBand for each Disney trip? How long do you think this supply issue will affect MagicBands? Do you prefer MagicBands or using the MagicMobile feature? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.