MagicBands roll out to all Walt Disney World guests, soon adding FastPass+ park hopping and more passes per day

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The slow rollout of MyMagic+ has reached a milestone as Walt Disney World has begun offering the advance ride and show booking abilities of FastPass+ to all guests, whether staying on property or not.

The system is no longer exclusive to hotel guests or even annual passholders, with day guests who register at also given access to reserve FastPass+ selections in advance of arriving.

Day guests won’t automatically receive MagicBands like hotel guests and annual passholders do, but the MagicBands are not necessary to use the system, as all tickets have the built-in technology required to register. MagicBands are now available for purchase in the parks for those who wish to own one.

Disney Parks chairman Tom Staggs provided the update online today.

In addition, Staggs notes that nearly 3.5 million guests have been part of Disney’s testing of MyMagic+ and they will soon change their rules based on feedback, adding park hopping as well as a chance to get more than 3 FastPass+ selections per day.

“We’ve heard from a number of guests that they would like the opportunity to add additional FastPass+ entitlements during their visit, in addition to the three they can plan in advance. So, we’re working on providing them with the ability to add and enjoy additional entitlements on the day of their visit. Once they’ve used the three they’ve booked, we’ll enable them to select another at kiosks in the parks. And once they’ve used the fourth, they can select another, and so on. We also heard that other guests liked the fact that with the FastPass+ service they could use FASTPASS when they park hopped. So we’re working on a service enhancement to add that feature to FastPass+ as well.”

The full MyMagic+ system is expected to officially roll out within the coming weeks.

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