For the past several years, when Guests booked a vacation to Walt Disney World Resort and were staying on property, Disney would send them a complimentary MagicBand to use throughout their vacation.
Though, upcoming vacationers should know this has since changed as, at the start of 2021, Walt Disney World Resort officially discontinued complimentary MagicBands for Disney Resort hotel Guests.
This change, on top of the announcement of Disney MagicMobile, made many think that MagicBands would soon be discontinued.
The good news, however, is that despite the end of complimentary MagicBands, Disney is continuing to design and release brand-new MagicBands that Guests can purchase — the latest being a design based on one of Disney’s iconic Resort hotels!
The newest Disney MagicBand is one that represents Disney’s Old Key West! The front (seen in the image above) showcases the one and only Mickey Mouse dressed in his adorable beach outfit.
The back (seen in the image below) features the Resort — Old Key West — in the same art design as Mickey.
Normally, this new Old Key West MagicBand would cost $34.99 but if you pre-order, it will only cost $25!
This new MagicBand is available now through your My Disney Experience account on the Walt Disney World website for those who have an upcoming trip.
In case you aren’t familiar, MagicBands are described by Walt Disney World as:
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.
If you are visiting Walt Disney World Resort in the near future, you can use a Key To The World card (provided at the Front Desk) for Disney Resort hotel room entry, theme park entry, and charging purchases to your hotel room with a valid credit card. Additionally, Guests can opt to use a MagicBand from a past visit or may purchase a MagicBand before they arrive at Walt Disney World.
Though Disney World discontinued free MagicBands, they are still offering a wide variety of designs and colors. New MagicBands can be purchased on shopDisney.com here.
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