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Special ways to interact with your MagicBand+ during the holidays

Special ways to interact with your MagicBand+ during the holidays

Don’t miss these creative ways Disney World and Magic Band+ come together to make your holiday trip even more fun!


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Disney recently introduced the next generation of MagicBands: MagicBand+. This interactive band does so much more than previous versions. Color-changing LED lights, haptic vibrations and gesture recognition enables Guests to experience the parks like never before. There’s even a Bounty Hunter game at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The new MagicBand+ is available at Disney World and Disneyland.

This year, MagicBand+ is making the holiday season at Walt Disney World even more enchanting with new experiences – whether you’re attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or relishing the festive foods, beverages, and celebrations at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. Read about about Maggie’s experience with MagicBand+ HERE.

Here are a few ways you can use MagicBand+ to make your holiday visit more festive.

Holiday Greetings

Credit: Maggie

Now, guests can exchange holiday greetings with your favorite Disney characters during the Disney Fab 50 Quest. With a wave of your MagicBand+, you can bring some of your favorite Disney Fab 50 Character Collection sculptures to life.

During the holiday season, your favorite characters are in the holiday spirit and may share cheerful messages as you complete your quest.

During the Disney Fab 50 quest, you’ll receive cheerful messages.

Extra Sparkle

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Next, enjoy extra MagicBand+ sparkle during “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks” and Nighttime Spectaculars. This is my (Susan) favorite MagicBand+ interaction! The colors change based on different shows fireworks. Not only that, but MagicBand+ lights are synchronized with the music too.

MagicBand+ sparkle during fireworks and Nighttime Spectaculars!

If you’re seeing “Fantasmic!” this holiday season for the first time since it reopened, you are in for a treat! MagicBand+ dazzles throughout the show, which includes some amazing new scenes!

And if you haven’t seen EPCOT’s Spaceship Earth Beacon of Magic light show, it truly is amazing. Every time I visit EPCOT at nighttime, I’m always mesmerized. Throughout the International Festival of the Holidays, EPCOT is offering a special holiday-themed Beacon of Magic featuring festive music. You can become part of the show as well! MagicBand+ lights up in the same colors as Spaceship Earth. This show is not to be missed!

Light Up Theming

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In the My Disney Experience app, you can customize your band too. In the MagicBand+ section of the app, you can select your own light up theme for your band. During the holiday season, a festive light up theme is available. Simply double-tap the top of your band to activate the effect and show off your holiday spirit.

Customize your MagicBand+ using the My Disney Experience app.

Link Photos

Credit: Disney PhotoPass Service

Memories with loved ones are what make the holiday season so wonderful. Some of my favorite Disney pictures are from the holidays, including Disney Magic Shots. This year, there are a variety of limited-time Magic Shots available to make your photos even merrier – and with MagicBand+, collecting cherished Disney PhotoPass memories is as simple as a tap of your wrist when your photos are taken! You can take a look at the holiday Magic Shots HERE.

Don’t forget to link your Disney Magic Shots to your MagicBand+.

What do you think of these MagicBand+ interactions? Will you try them? Please share your thoughts in the comments below or on our Facebook Page.

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