Walt Disney World is just days away from the official start of the 50th anniversary celebration. Along with unique experiences and special decor, Disney is also releasing a new line of merchandise — including two brand-new MagicBands that are now available for a special pre-order price!
In years past, when Guests booked a trip to Walt Disney World Resort, if they were staying on property, Disney would send them a complimentary MagicBand to use throughout their vacation. However, at the start of 2021, Walt Disney World Resort officially discontinued complimentary MagicBands for Disney Resort hotel Guests.
Many thought that due to the end of complimentary MagicBands, on top of the recent announcement of Disney MagicMobile, that MagicBands would soon be discontinued. The good news is that despite the end of complimentary MagicBands, Disney is continuing to design and release brand-new MagicBands that Guests can purchase — including two new designs specifically for the 50th anniversary!
Both of these MagicBands are available now through your My Disney Experience account on the Walt Disney World website for those who have an upcoming trip or for those of you who just purchased a Disney World Annual Pass.
WDW 50th Castle MagicBand
The first design showcases pixie dust on the front along with the words “The World’s Most Magical Celebration”, which is what Disney is calling the 50th anniversary celebration. On the other side is a beautiful portrayal of Cinderella Castle — all in pastel coloring.
The MagicBand is usually $34.99, but if you decide to pre-order it — you can save nearly $15 as the special pre-order price is $20!
WDW 50th LR Exclusive MagicBand
This second MagicBand was released at the end of August for select Guests, though it sold out very quickly. The good news is that this 50th MagicBand is once again available — and it currently has a special pre-order price!
Normally, this MagicBand would cost $44.99 but if you pre-order, it will only cost $30!
More on Disney MagicBands
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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