Photos – Early Access to MagicBand+ Begins at Disneyland Resort

Early access to MagicBand+ began at Disneyland Resort today for Cast Members, Disney Vacation Club Members, and Magic Keyholders. Check out some photos from our experience.

  • After it was recently confirmed that the MagicBand+ would be coming to Disneyland Resort “this fall,” we now know it will officially debut on October 26th.
  • Starting today, Cast Members, Disney Vacation Club Members, and Magic Keyholders will be able to begin utilizing the new feature one week earlier on October 19th.
  • Select merchandise locations around the Disneyland Resort now have MagicBand+ available for purchase to those eligible guests when they present a valid company-issued ID, Disney Vacation Club membership or Magic Key pass.
  • Those early retail locations include:

  • MagicBand+ experiences, like Batuu Bounty Hunters, were also available for guests to experience today.

  • More locations around the Resort will offer MagicBand+ upon the official launch.
  • Starting October 26th, MagicBand+ will be available at the following locations:
    • Downtown Disney District:
      • World of Disney
      • Disney’s Pin Traders
    • Disneyland:
      • Emporium
      • Pioneer Mercantile
      • Tomorrow Landing (reopening October 26)
    • Disney California Adventure:
      • Elias & Co.
      • Trolley Treats
      • Oswald’s
      • Seaside Souvenirs
    • Hotels of the Disneyland Resort:
      • Disney’s Fantasia Shop
      • Mickey in Paradise
      • Acorns Gifts & Goods
  • At launch, the Resort will offer 18 MagicBand+ designs, including various colors and Disneyland Resort-specific styles.

About MagicBand+:

  • Last year, it was revealed that a new technology called MagicBand+ would be making its way to Walt Disney World and, for the first time, the Disneyland Resort.
  • When MagicBand+ debuts at Disneyland Resort, guests will find a number of similar functionalities to what’s available at Walt Disney World.
  • First, guests will be able to link tickets to their MagicBand+ and use them for entry as well as to redeem their Lightning Lane reservations and link PhotoPass photos.
  • Additionally, these bands will “glow with the show,” syncing up with some of the resort’s popular nighttime spectaculars. Currently, this means Fantasmic! and World of Color.
  • Yesterday, it was confirmed that the feature would also extend to performances of World of Color – Season of Light and Believe… in Holiday Magic fireworks. Additionally, the bands will compatible with the new spectaculars launching in January: “World of Color – One” at Disney California Adventure and “Wondrous Journeys” at Disneyland.
  • Disney also promises surprises and “magical touches” for MagicBand+, with an example including entertainment at Avengers Campus in Disney California Adventure.
  • The interactive game Batuu Bounty Hunters will also be coming to Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
  • However, at this time, a tap-to-pay feature — such as one  that Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests have been able to set up — will not be available.
  • In some good news for cross-country fans, MagicBand+s purchased can be used at both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.
  • That said, only MagicBand+ will be supported at the Disneyland Resort, meaning that past models such as MagicBand 2 and earlier will not work.
  • MagicBand+ items are currently sold at select Walt Disney World locations as well as on shopDisney. They will arrive at Disneyland Resort shops at launch.
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