The Walt Disney World Resort has announced that, starting next year, guests staying at resort hotels will no longer be offered free MagicBands.

What’s happening:

  • 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.

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