Why are MagicBands so limited?

Due to ongoing, industry-wide supply chain challenges, MagicBands may have limited availability or be unavailable in some styles. Our teams are working to improve our selection over the coming weeks and recommend Guests continue to check back to see if their preferred style is available.
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Is there a shortage on MagicBands?

MagicBand Shortage

The choices for pre-arrival discounted MagicBands — which are available to guests who have booked a stay at Disney World hotels — are slim right now. Disney posted an announcement explaining the situation and how its team was working to improve the selection of pre-arrival MagicBands for guests.
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Are MagicBands being phased out?

Recently Disney announced that it is eliminating complimentary MagicBands to resort guests starting in 2021.
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Can you still use MagicBands in 2022?

MagicBand+ will be available for purchase beginning in Summer 2022, including a discounted, pre-arrival price for Disney Resort hotel guests as well as new and renewing Walt Disney World Annual Passholders.
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What will replace MagicBands?

Disney World has decided to begin moving away from MagicBands, introducing a new app on smartphones that allow visitors to tap in and out of attractions and interact with the park in the same way.
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Why did Disney stop MagicBands?

It let you do everything in a clean and simple way, but even though MagicBands made things easy, and were also a merchandise opportunity for the resort, they're being phased out, and Walt Disney World just took another step toward their end because starting this August they will not be given to Annual Passholders.
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Can you still use MagicBands at Disney?

While Magic Bands are still available at Disney World, they are no longer included for free with the cost of a resort stay. Increasingly, they aren't even needed as your phone or Apple Watch can now do many of those same functions — and more — without having to wear a just-for-Disney wrist accessory.
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Will there be a 50th anniversary MagicBand?

JUST ANNOUNCED: MagicBand+ Will Debut in 2022 at Walt Disney World Resort as Part of 50th Anniversary Celebration.
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How long do MagicBands last?

It is perfectly acceptable to reuse an old MagicBand on your next trip. The official word from Walt Disney World is that the battery life of a band is expected to be about 2 years.
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How often does Disney change MagicBands?

You will receive a new MagicBand every time you stay with a Disney Resort, however, if you've customized one of your bands or grown partial to a special edition band you purchased, you can reuse a band from a previous trip.
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Are Disney MagicBands worth it?

Magicbands are one of the greatest additions to Disney World trips ever. I love them! They make the entire vacation so much more convenient by keeping all of your trip details right on your wrist. And opening a hotel room door while carrying a sleeping child at the end of the night has never been easier!
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What are MagicBands for Disneyland?

Your MagicBand enables you to travel lighter throughout your vacation. Use it to enter the parks, unlock your Disney Resort hotel room and buy food and merchandise. MagicBands add a touch of magic to your vacation by unlocking special surprises, personalized just for you, throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.
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How much are premium MagicBands?

MagicBand+ launches in Summer 2022 at Walt Disney World. Official pricing is unknown, but MagicBand+ will likely start at $29.99 based on a recent accidental release. Expect limited release or themed designs to cost around $49 to $59 per MagicBand Plus.
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How much are Disney MagicBands?

The basic Disney Magic Band cost is $19.99 from shopDisney. Magic Bands that feature Disney characters or icons generally cost $24.99 and up. Limited edition bands can cost upwards of $50.
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Can we use old MagicBands?

Can I reuse my MagicBand or card the next time I visit Walt Disney World Resort? A. Yes. If you have a MagicBand or card that you like, and it is in working condition, you can continue to use it when you return to Walt Disney World Resort.
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Can you use an old MagicBand for someone else?

A. No. Your MagicBand or card is unique to you and only you are authorized to access the benefits associated with it—including linked tickets, touch-to-pay purchases and other entitlements. Once a MagicBand or card is linked to your Disney account, it cannot be transferred to another person.
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What is the difference between MagicBand and MagicBand 2?

The difference between the original version and MagicBand 2 can be summed up as style and functionality! The biggest change is that the Mickey icon (or puck), that serves as the centerpiece of the band, is removable from MagicBand 2. This allows Guests to keep the puck in a location other than around their wrist.
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Can you reuse Disney bracelets?

For many years, solid colored MagicBands were free to on-property hotel guests for every trip. But things changed effective January 1, 2021. All guests who wish to use a MagicBand must now purchase a new one or reuse one from a prior trip.
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How do you order a 50th Anniversary MagicBand?

To order yours visit the Magic Bands and Cards section of the Disney World website. If you have an upcoming hotel reservation and have not selected or declined Magic Bands yet you can select the Disney World 50th Anniversary Magic Band for $30.
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What is an LR exclusive MagicBand?

This colorful wristband is actually an all-in-one device that effortlessly connects you to all the vacation choices you made with My Disney Experience. Your MagicBand enables you to travel lighter throughout your vacation. Use it to enter the parks, unlock your Disney Resort hotel room and buy food and merchandise.
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Is Disney genie plus worth it?

Overall, we believe Genie+ is worth it.

The time you'll save by skipping the standby line, and the number of attractions available with Genie+ is well worth the extra $15. However, you probably don't need to purchase Genie+ for every day you visit the parks.
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How much is Genie Plus?

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In addition to getting all of the great features that come with the complimentary Disney Genie service, purchasing Disney Genie+ service offers even more convenience and flexibility, for $20 per ticket per day.
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Do you need MagicBands at Disneyland?

While it's not required to have a MagicBand for your vacation, it certainly streamlines your experience and makes things a little easier. MagicBands will be upgrading to MagicBand+ in 2022, so keep your eye out for this exciting new offering that's coming soon.
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Is Disney getting rid of Genie Plus?

Lightning Lane is part of the new Disney Genie and Disney Genie+ service offered. Now, Disney World is eliminating Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane from one popular offering at Disney's Hollywood Studios, meaning now it will utilize StandBy only.
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How many times can you use Genie Plus?

You can only use Genie+ on each attraction one time per day. So, if you book an early morning pass for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, use it, and then want to ride Thunder Mountain again later in the day…you'll need to wait in the standby line. So keep that in mind during your trip!
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