- As Walt Disney World prepares to reopen next month, the resort has been making a number of changes to their operations.
- The latest announced change is that the resort will be retiring complimentary MagicBand distribution for resort hotel guests.
- This adjustment is effective for arrivals beginning January 1st, 2021.
- Instead, Disney says it will be adding an “innovative new offering” to their My Disney Experience app that will bring features guests enjoy on their MagicBands to their smartphones.
- While free MagicBands will no longer be offered to guests, they will still have an option to purchase MagicBands at a discount.
- Additionally, shopDisney and Walt Disney World retailers will continue to sell various MagicBands.
More Walt Disney World news:
- Yesterday, Disney announced that all Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties would be cancelled for 2020. Meanwhile, an altered version of the famed EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will debut when the park reopens on July 15th.
- Ahead of reopening, Walt Disney World has unveiled a new health and safety campaign featuring the Incredibles. This includes an Incredi-crew of Cast Members who will remind guests about social distancing and other guidelines.
- In other news, this week it was announced that Orlando-based Gideon’s Bakehouse will be opening a new location at Disney Springs later this year.