It’s been a long time coming for Disneyland fans. Many of us watched on in envy as our east coast counterparts took advantage of the convenience provided by the Magicband system since it debuted almost ten years ago. Now, our time has come. This week, Disneyland will see the official introduction of the MagicBand system for the first time ever. Enter the parks hands-free as you store your theme park tickets, Lightning Lane reservations, PhotoPass images, and more on your wrist. If you have a valid company-issued ID, Disney Vacation Club membership, or Magic Key pass, you have already been granted early access and can purchase your bands from select locations around the Disneyland Resort.
MagicBand+ will also unlock a new dimension of Disney storytelling, coming alive with color-changing LED lights and haptic vibrations during select park experiences and entertainment. For example, you may discover MagicBand+ adding surprising and magical touches to certain entertainment at Avengers Campus in Disney California Adventure park!Disney Parks Blog
At night, MagicBand+ will dazzle along with nighttime spectaculars as it illuminates and pulses in sync to special moments during “World of Color” in Disney California Adventure park, “Fantasmic!” in Disneyland park and other select nighttime shows throughout the year. MagicBand+ will also interact with the two recently announced nighttime spectaculars debuting on January 27, 2023, as part of the Disney 100 Years of Wonder anniversary celebration: “World of Color – One” at Disney California Adventure and “Wondrous Journeys” at Disneyland.
MagicBand+ Disneyland Purchase Locations
- Downtown Disney District: World of Disney, Disney Pin Traders
- Disneyland park: Emporium, Pioneer Mercantile, Tomorrow Landing
- Disney California Adventure park: Elias & Co., Trolley Treats, Oswald’s Seaside Souvenirs
- Hotels of the Disneyland Resort: Disney’s Fantasia Shop, Mickey in Paradise, Acorns Gifts & Goods
How to Setup Your MagicBand+
Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.
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