During this morning’s WDW 50 virtual showcase, Disney announced MagicBand+ — a new offering that will bring more interactive experiences to the parks.

What’s Happening:

  • Today, Walt Disney World announced MagicBand+.
  • These wearables will allow park guests to interact with 50th anniversary statues, nighttime spectaculars, and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in new ways.
  • Some of the examples cited on the Disney Parks Blog include:
    • Play like a bounty hunter in a galaxy far, far away and find virtual bounties throughout Black Spire Outpost in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
    • Interact with the “Disney Fab 50 Character Collection,” the golden sculptures spread throughout the Walt Disney World theme parks.
    • Experience nighttime spectaculars in a new way as you see your band light up and complement the magic in the skies, including the new “Harmonious” at EPCOT and “Disney Enchantment” at Magic Kingdom Park.
  • MagicBand+ will be equipped with color-changing lights, haptic vibrations, and gesture recognition.
  • Of course, in addition to these capabilities, MagicBand+ will retain the same functions as previous iterations of MagicBand.
  • The new bands will be available for purchase beginning next year.
  • There will also be a discounted, pre-arrival price for Disney Resort hotel guests, Walt Disney World Annual Passholders.
  • Current MagicBands will continue to be offered and supported — along with the Disney MagicMobile service.
  • In the meantime, the Parks blog also revealed some new MagicBand+ designs:

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