This new version of the MagicBand has updated technology and a lot of cool new features, and we just found out WHEN it’s going to launch at Disney World! But, that’s not all of the news, because we also found out about how much it’s going to cost.
Disney’s been making some changes to its MagicBands recently!
As the new MagicMobile service rolls out as an optional replacement to MagicBands, our favorite little wrist accessories have gotten some adjustments! First, they were no longer complimentary for Resort Guests — and as of August 16th, 2021, they won’t be free for Annual Passholders, either. And now, we’re seeing another change.
On the hunt for a new MagicBand?
The MagicBand system has undergone some changes recently: resort guests no longer get them for free, and Key to the World cards can be used instead. But that hasn’t stopped Disney from rolling out new MagicBand designs! We spotted 2 new ones online today.
Disney’s MagicBands have undergone some changes in 2021.
Previously, all Disney resort guests and new Passholders received a complimentary MagicBand. This was phased out in January for resort guests in favor of expanded smart device capabilities. Meanwhile, Passholders’ free options were narrowed down to just one. And while resort guests can now buy a $5 MagicBand or use a Keys to the World card, there’s an alternative.