One of our favorite parts of waiting for our upcoming Disney World vacation is picking out our Magic Bands and the anticipation of their arrival. For those who may not have traveled to the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando or who may have stayed off Disney Property, the Magic Band acts as your room key, tickets, fast passes, Disney PhotoPass photos and (for adults) can be linked to charge purchased to your resort room. The MagicBand has just recently celebrated its fifth anniversary and in honor of that milestone, Disney has just announced that in the upcoming weeks (no official date yet) Disney Resort hotel guests and new and renewing Annual Passholders will have the option to upgrade, at a discounted price, from the complimentary solid-color options to one of more than 30 new options featuring Disney characters and designs. These new MagicBand options will be available for pre-arrival purchase at a special price of $14.99 off the retail cost through the My Disney Experience website.
Guests will still be able to receive the solid color, complimentary MagicBands at no cost to them if they chose not to upgrade. The upgraded MagicBands must be purchased at least 11 days prior to travel in order to be shipped to the guests home. If not ordered in time they will be available for pick up at your resort upon check in. I’m so excited that this is an offer that many of my current, already booked clients will be able to take advantage of for their upcoming vacations.