If you’re like me, you’ve uttered the sentence “I love these MagicBands, but I wish they would offer the character MagicBands with my Package.”
If that sounds like you, then have I got news for you!
Disney has added Character MagicBands to the list of MagicBands you can choose from when you book a Walt Disney World Package.
New Character MagicBands For Walt Disney World Packages
What is a MagicBand?
For those of you who are new to Walt Disney World planning, a MagicBand is that colorful “bracelet” you see Disney Guests wearing around Walt Disney World Property.
In my opinion, the MagicBand is an essential part of any Disney vacation. It serves as your Hotel Key, holder of Park Tickets, Fastpass+ selections, Dining Credits and Reservations, PhotoPass photos, and more.
Do Walt Disney World Packages come with a MagicBand?
They sure do! When you book a Package through the Walt Disney Company, you are entitled to a free MagicBand.
The free MagicBand consists of a solid colored MagicBand. Guests can choose from 8 different colors and the back can be personalized, so you always know whose MagicBand is whose.
How can I get a character MagicBand instead of the standard solid colored MagicBand?
The character MagicBands will be an “upgrade” from the complimentary MagicBands Guests are used to.
Before you dismiss this new change as just another way Disney will be making money, I want you to keep an open mind about this “upgrade”.
When you choose a Character MagicBand as a part of your Walt Disney World Package, you receive a special discount of $14.99 off the retail cost.
While the final cost will vary based on the MagicBand you choose, for many of them, this is a great discount. At the time this post came out, none of the new MagicBands are over $10!
This is especially true if you planned on getting a new MagicBand while you were in the Parks anyway. Because you’re not going to find a better deal than this!
Should you choose not to upgrade your MagicBand, the same colorful selection of complimentary MagicBands will still available for no additional cost.
Check out the video below to get a sneak peek!
Choosing between the complimentary MagicBand and the character MagicBands is super easy!
Once your Package is linked to your Disney Account, you have the option to choose a Complimentary (solid colored) or an Upgrade (character bands).
Because this is a new feature, MagicBands are going fast. So, if there is a design you want, I suggest getting them right away.
Planning your visit to Walt Disney World is half the fun!
And this is especially true for for choosing your MagicBand!
There’s something about customizing your MagicBand with your name and favorite color that just makes the trip feel like it’s right around the corner (even when it’s not).