The past few years have been challenging for Disney Parks.
Even now, nearly two years after Disney World’s historic closure and reopening, the company is still facing many issues, particularly when it comes to the supply chain. In the past, we’ve seen a shortage of everything from POG juice to noodles to items for special events, but now those issues are also affecting another part of your Disney World trip — MagicBands.
If you’ve booked a Disney World vacation package recently and tried to order a discounted MagicBand, you may have noticed that the pickings are slim. Right now, guests will see the following message explaining why:
“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.”
Disney World is now encouraging guests to use the My Disney Experience app with the digital room key feature to access their hotel rooms. Guests also have access to the MagicMobile service through the app where they can link their park tickets, credit card for charging food and merchandise purchases, PhotoPass images, and more.
Disney did add that it’s working with its team to improve the MagicBand selection and urges guests to check back often for updates. So if you’re having problems finding a discounted MagicBand for your trip, you are not alone.
We’ll let you know about how any other supply issues are affecting Disney World, so stay tuned to DFB for more.
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Have you had issues getting a discounted MagicBand for an upcoming Disney World trip? Let us know in the comments.
Has anyone noticed a lower supply of magic bands for purchase at the parks/resorts as well?
I’ve heard that the options in the parks for magic bands is a lot more than online. Is that true? Magic bands are a high priority for my family and if we’re not able to get ones we like online we’re willing to wait and pay the extra to get them there. Also are there many places to get them in Disney Springs so we could have ours the day we arrive instead of waiting for our first park day?
DFB Gigi says
Hi Sienna! Yes, there is more of a selection at Disney Springs and the parks/resorts than you will find online. World of Disney is going to be your best bet at Disney Springs, but if you’re flying in, MCO also has a Disney Store that carries MagicBands.
Greg P says
Don’t worry, Chapek is trying his hardest to reduce crowds with his Woke policies that are counter Family Values, counter Disney…WWWD Say?
Cruising Engineer says
Any news on the new and improved (?) Magic Bands for the 50th?
Gia B says
I just feel like the timing of this is a little coincidental to the release of the new Magic Band Plus that they’re going to want everyone to buy. I’m thinking they’re focusing more on producing and supplying those to get that project off the ground and not supplying regular Magic Bands as much. However there were a good amount of options in WDW as opposed to online. You can also check Amazon or EBay, I’ve gotten some good ones you can’t find anywhere there.