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New Cool MagicBand Question

by Margie
(San Diego)

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We got a couple of very similar questions about MagicBands, so I thought I’d combine them and answer them in one post.

From Margie in San Diego

I will be traveling to Walt Disney World in May and staying at Art of Animation. Can I order one of the recently released specialty MagicBands or am I limited to the single color options.

Steve from Houston asked;

Dad, if we’re staying on property and we’ll be receiving MagicBands, are you able to choose special bands, like Frozen, Sorcerer Mickey, etc., or do you just get to choose from the standard single colors?

The New Spiffy MagicBands

Which MagicBand do you want? – Photo by Disney Parks Blog

Dad’s boring MagicBand Answer

Margie and Steve,

Thanks for those great questions. The new MagicBands that came out this week sure look cool. I’m sure Disney will sell a ton of them. The DisneyParksBlog had some great pictures.

But, I’m also sure that Disney is not going to give them away. I’m pretty sure that when you go to choose your MagicBands for your trip and personalize them in MyDisneyExperience that you will only have choices of the current colors.

Mickey Mouse 2015 Magic Band

Dad likes Mickey – Photo by Disney Parks Blog

You can always buy the new spiffy MagicBands when you get to the parks and transfer all your information over to the new band, but you will get one of the standard colors with your package.

Dads’s MyMagic+ page

That’s what they’ve done with all the other bands that are out there. You get the basic one with your reservation. If you want a special one, that’s a separate purchase.

I do foresee a day when Disney will let you upgrade to one of the special bands, but they aren’t to that point yet.

Destinations to Travel

Dad’s Bottom Line

The new MagicBands are pretty cool. What’s your favorite?

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