Back in May, Disney announced that Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests would have the option of upgrading their MagicBand with 30 fun options. Our readers expressed a lot of enthusiasm for this discounted pricing on some of their favorite designs!
Essentially, guests staying at a Disney resort from late-May onward could log into My Disney Experience and choose to upgrade their complimentary solid-colored MagicBands to bands with designs featuring beloved characters, attractions, and more. The cost for doing so was about $15 less than guests would pay for the same bands in the parks.
But as is often the case when Disney announces something brand new and super-fun, the upgradable MagicBand options quickly went “out of stock”. See our post about the system’s glitches here!
Now, after weeks of waiting, it appears the upgraded MagicBand option is back — with a few new designs! In My Disney Experience, it’s easy to see the Special Pre-Order Pricing of $10 per band, which is charged at the time of purchase.
As with the initial round of upgraded MagicBands, Annual Passholders will also be presented with this option when renewing or purchasing a pass.
Upgraded MagicBands will still be shipped to guests’ homes in the U.S. if they are ordered 11 or more days before their arrival.
As a reminder, solid-colored complimentary MagicBands are still an option for those who do not wish to upgrade their MagicBand.
But — no shocker here — the system does seem to be a little bit glitchy today, as a few of our team members have been unable to see the new options while others could. So if you’re trying to order your upgraded MagicBands, you may run into some hurdles. We’ll keep an eye on things and update if the MagicBand drama continues! 😉
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Let us know in the comments how the MagicBand upgrade process goes for you!