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New MagicBand Upgrade Options for Disney World Hotel Guests and Annual Passholders

(UPDATED 8/5/19): Disney has announced new MagicBand options for Walt Disney World Hotel guests and Annual Passholders including new styles at a low discounted price. These new MagicBand upgrades are continuously in and out of stock so keep checking back to see when they are available!

New MagicBand options for Disney World guests and Annual Passholder members

(UPDATE 8/5/19):

Ever since Disney announced these MagicBand upgrades, everyone has wanted to know WHEN will they be available?? Today is the day my friends and though the My Disney Experience website, you can find all the styles available for a low discounted price of $10 for most models, though pricing varies.

The most recent styles include Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party ($15.00) and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge ($29.99) MagicBands.

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge MagicBand

Here’s what you need to do…

1. Login to My Disney Experience:

New MagicBand upgrades now available

2. Choose your MagicBand for your upcoming Walt Disney World Trip:

Here you will see all the available options. They still have the solid colors, but you’ll notice all the character ones now with themes from Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and all the Disney characters.

New MagicBand upgrades now available different styles

Choose your theme, either keep the solid colors, or choose from over 50 different themed styles available in all. Here are some some of them:

New MagicBand upgrades choices 1

The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Captain Marvel, Disney Snacks, Flynn Rider, Genie, Frozen, Spaceship Earth, Black Panther, Minnie Mouse, Groot, Toy Story, Stitch, Moana and Darth Vader are just some of the MagicBands available.

New MagicBand upgrades choices 2

Once you choose your style, you then choose any other personalized options for the MagicBand like your name on the inside.

New MagicBand upgrades choices 3

Make sure you order them before the 11 day mark before your trip in order to have them shipped to your home.

New MagicBand upgrades choices 4

I LOVE this addition and think it’s great that they are all available for only $10! If you want the colors that’s fine, otherwise plenty of upgrade choices!

If the styles you want aren’t available, keep checking back as more are added constantly…

(ORIGINAL STORY): Normally when you book a stay at one of the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, you get a complimentary MagicBand 2.0 for each member of your party. However the styles are limited to just normal solid colors.

Disney has just announced that upgrades from those standard colors to more interesting styles including the Disney characters are now available to hotel guests and renewing annual passholders at a discounted rate.

Instead of the normal cost of about $24.99 each, the MagicBands with Disney characters and designs will be available for $10.00, good for a $14.99 discount. These special pre-arrival prices are made available on the My Disney Experience website and must be reserved before your Walt Disney World vacation.

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the new MagicBand options:

Even if you don’t want to upgrade to one of the designs, you can still order a complimentary MagicBand with a solid color as has always been possible. However $10 for the styles that have always cost $25 is a pretty good deal and if you’ve been thinking about a designed MagicBand anyway, now’s a good time.

Keep in mind no matter which MagicBands you choose to order, you can have them sent to your home address or waiting for you at your hotel when you arrive.

You must order the MagicBands 11 days or more BEFORE your Disney World arrival date. If you want them personalized with your name then you need to order them 6 days BEFORE arrival.

The MagicBand 2.0 is used for many things in Walt Disney World including park tickets, FastPass+ reservations, dining plan credits, charging to your room, linking Disney PhotoPass and more…

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about the new options for MagicBands for Disney World hotel guests…

  • Are you going to upgrade your MagicBand or keep the solid colors?
  • Which design is your favorite?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Les

Tuesday 4th of June 2019

Hi! I wonder if you could post on here if you notice that the discounted bands have come back in stock? We just learned about the release today, and of course, we were way too late to get some. Ideally, I don't want to miss another opportunity to purchase... Thanks!

Ryan

Thursday 20th of June 2019

They posted new ones today but only have 5 choices.

Ziggy

Saturday 15th of June 2019

Hi Les, thanks for the comment. Sure, when I find out something about them I'll update this post!

Samantha Markham

Sunday 2nd of June 2019

Is this option available for park guests outside the US, I keep looking and no options are available apart from solid colours. (UK resident)

Ziggy

Saturday 15th of June 2019

Hi Samantha, thanks for the comment. I believe it's for U.S. residents only, but I could be wrong. Have you found out anything else on the matter?

Sarah Chudley

Monday 27th of May 2019

As of today, if you manage to get onto the site, every single one is sold out! I've mailed and told they're trying to restock as quick as possible, but I think the popularity has taken them by surprise!

Ziggy

Saturday 15th of June 2019

Thanks for the comment Sarah! Wow, that's crazy they are sold out but that doesn't surprise me at all, people want to upgrade and if they have a low price then it's pretty attractive for them. Let's hope they start stocking more of them...

William

Tuesday 21st of May 2019

I just checked My Disney Experience and found 24 options, solid color and themed. However, the one I liked from your article, spaceship earth, wasn’t one of them. We are going to be there in November so I’ll just keep checking.

Ziggy

Friday 24th of May 2019

Hi William, thanks for the comment. Hmmm, I don't know why it wouldn't be there. Maybe it is temporarily unavailable but they should have it back in stock at some point. Keep checking...

Debbie

Thursday 9th of May 2019

I could find no where to upgrade my bands with these new ones on My Disney Experience, so, I just checked with DVC guest services to see if they might know when these would be available. She told me this was NOT available to DVC members. (but then again she had no idea what I was even talking about to begin with). Can you verify if this is true?

Ziggy

Friday 10th of May 2019

Hi Debbie, thanks for the comment. I don't think it's specific to DVC members but to renewing Annual Passholders. "renewing" though is the key word and it looks like you'll have the option to upgrade when your AP gets renewed