If you’ve got an upcoming stay booked at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel or you are a Disney World Annual Passholder, the previously announced option to upgrade your MagicBand is now live on My Disney Experience!
Disney Resort hotel guests and new and renewing Annual Passholders are now presented with the option to upgrade from the typical complimentary solid-color MagicBand to one of more than 30 new MagicBand options. The pre-arrival purchase price is $14.99 off the retail price you would find in the parks, with prices varying by design.
And, may I just point out… THERE’S A FLYNN RIDER MAGICBAND AMONG THE OPTIONS!!!! Oh, AND Disney iconic snacks, too! There’s even a Dole Whip one available…
Ok, back to the story 😉 … You can filter by theme, color, and price. Though, as of press time, all options are currently coming up as $10.00 to upgrade as all of the available choices are $24.99 full price.
As a reminder, guests may still choose a complimentary solid color MagicBand at no additional cost. Guests who DO choose to upgrade will want to know that the new designs can still be shipped to guests’ homes in the U.S. if ordered 11 or more days ahead of arrival.
For those unfamiliar with MagicBands, Disney provides the following: “The MagicBand, which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, effortlessly links the Walt Disney World Resort vacation choices and plans guests make in the My Disney Experience app – from entering the parks to redeeming FastPass+ selections, using dining plan credits, linking Disney PhotoPass photos and more.”
Will you be upgrading your next MagicBand?
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AAAAAHHHHHH!!!! We fly in 7 days. Guess there is not upgrade offer at check-in, lol.
We arrive the 29th, and it is letting me do it today. I had previously declined them, so I guess if they already mailed yours you are stuck. but I’ll be doing this tonight
We upgraded ours today, for our August trip. It’ll be a nice surprise for our boys.
I love this idea!
Did anyone else see that yesterday when they came up there was a lot to choose from? Now there is not. I was wanting the white with gold castle an it’s gone. A lot of them are gone. Is this a technical thing? Or are we now limited.?
I saw the change from day 1 launch of over 50 and now down to 25. Lost my two choices of dole whip and snacks! I’m so disappointed that they already removed over 1/2. Hopefully it is just a stock situation and they bring them back.
I just checked the options available and lot of the ones you posted aren’t showing up. There’s only 27 options, which doesn’t include the dole whip one and the castle, for example. My trip isn’t until September so I hope more options become available later.
Unfortunately this new option seems to be fluctuating.
We ordered ours for our upcoming trip 2 days ago. We received our confirmation of our selections.
Today, they reshuffled and reduced the selection of premium magic bands. Today our order was deleted and we are back to the standard Yellow and Red.
I think you’re just a little late on this one! After it was announced yesterday I think everyone jumped on the band wagon and the selection has gone down significantly! I’m hoping more will become available before the sale is gone!
Yes.. I just logged on to upgrade and the options are very limited. Is the stock low or are they downsizing the options??
Star Wars option is not available. Dole whip either.
I called Disney today because I had chosen two and my order was kicked back..apparently they are out of stock of many of the options they originally advertised. Cast member said they are working on re-stocking but if you choose one that wasn’t in stock your order will not go through.
DFB Sarah says
Stephanie (and others), we’re hearing from lots of readers/followers who’ve been told the MagicBands are selling out. We’re looking into it, and we’ll update when/if we get some new info!
Is this for US guests only? I’ve tried to add and they are saying ‘error’ and to call guest services.
FYI to families!! Everyone in my family made their selections Monday. Today, when checking My Disney Experience, I noticed the Magicband icon over my avatar (Jack Skellington) was grayed out. The same was true for the rest of my family. After talking to customer service, I discovered that the selection did not actually complete since we made these selections separately, on our own individual accounts. We have two separate reservations with three guests on each and by not selecting all three together on each reservation it did not lock in our choices.
We were super excited with our choices but are now very upset that those bands are out of stock only two days after this program launched. I strongly suggested Disney make it clear that guests make a purchase to complete the Magicband selection AND that all guests on the reservation must make their selection at the same time. We had no reason to believe we would lose our choices after hitting “complete” and then seeing the Magicband image appear over our avatars.
You also have to purchase them at that time to lock them in. You can’t make a selection and then leave without purchasing and change your mind later, or else they could sell out and then you’re out of luck. As others said, hopefully the get stock back for all of the bands initially offered but I wouldn’t hold my breath.
We are at exactly 11 days and I just saw this. Wonder if I can still upgrade., This would be great because my sons favorite color was Yellow until two days after our bands arrived. Now it is blue. He is autistic and he fixates on things…so I am worried I will have a problem getting him to wear the yellow one.
It is now down to 16 options :(. I guess I will just keep checking back to see when they get more in stock.
Karinna Cordeiro says
I haven’t been able to access it for days! I keep getting Angry Donald. Is there a way to access it?
Robert Griesbeck says
This is total BS. I was able to order any bands I wanted on the Disney app at full price. Disney needs to make this right!
This offer came out the day we got our AP ones and they would not let me upgrade 🙁
Tamela Chase says
I was told by Disney Tech Support that this was very popular and that many have sold out for the time being. They are working with vendors to restock. She told me to just keep checking back and see if any are loaded again. I am not worried as my vacation is not until September. I have plenty of time to hopefully choose the ones that I want.
Seems like any excitement they created with this has turned to frustration because they were not prepared. My family is disappointed by the lack of choices with everything going away. I am leaving that with Disney act now or it will be gone or more expensive. Add this to my disappointments
H M says
I talked to Disney today. It is a stock issue. Once a design is “sold out” it is removed from the choices. New stock comes in daily, so keep checking My Disney Experience.
Hmmm, we are heading down in June for a split stay at two resorts. I went in to check and it didn’t have our original choices saved for either resort stay. It would let us choose at all for our second resort. I can’t remember which colors I originally had for which resort. I hope we don’t all get gray now. ??♀️
I am so bummed that this happened the day after our Magic Bands shipped.
Christine Krueger says
While tempting, I already had ordered custom magic band covers from Etsy. Some great designs available, and quick shipping!
I just went on to change our MB for our upcoming trip in August and there were not many options of picks for new bands.? Only 3 from Mickey Mouse and friends, 2 Disney Princess and 1 Marvel. None of which I liked.?
I am going to be able to tell my grandchildren about the day and a half that you were able to upgrade your magic bands. Before they went back to colors only. Very frustrating that Disney is not prepared and yet you can buy the bands for 24.99 on the site still
Juan Lopez says
I been going onto my Disney Experience to look and order the the premium Magic bands and there are no options for any of the premium magic band.Only offers the basic colors. Ate people getting then faster than they can testok?