The MagicBand+ Will Make Its Disneyland Debut This Fall

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This is the first time the wearable technology will be used at the West Coast property.

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A very popular fixture at Walt Disney World is finally coming to Disneyland when MagicBand+ launches at the Southern California theme park resort this fall. Designed to bring even more magic to your vacation with hands-free ease, this is the first time the wearable technology will be used at the West Coast property.

The technology will have similar features to the Walt Disney World version that launched earlier this summer, Disney revealed in an announcement this week. The band also allows for access to theme parks, Lightning Lane entry, and PhotoPass services, with more features expected in the future. MagicBand+ will pair with the existing Disneyland app through the guest's smartphone device and allows for personalized options, like lighting colors and motion recognition settings.

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The waterproof device will be available in a growing number of designs and colors, and includes a charging cable.

The MagicBand+ will also host immersive experiences in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge with “Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters,” a virtual quest that uses the band in tandem with the Play Disney Parks app’s augmented reality thermal viewer.

The band will also sync with nighttime spectaculars, including “World of Color,” “Fantasmic!,” and select nighttime shows at Disneyland park, by adding dancing lights and vibrations.

Additionally, the device can be used at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland as long as it is linked in both apps.

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The previous generations of the technology from Walt Disney World — MagicBand and MagicBand 2 — will not be supported at the Disneyland Resort.

 The Disneyland app will continue to be used for resort hotel room entry, Magic Key discounts, redeeming parking, and charging folio privileges.

MagicBand+ is currently available at Walt Disney World, starting at $34.99, where it offers many of these features in addition to those special for their ongoing 50th anniversary celebration.