The World’s Most Magical Celebration is in full swing at Walt Disney World, and the latest offering is pretty exciting! This summer there’s a new way to interact with the magic of the Disney parks. Today we’re sharing all about MagicBand+!

MagicBand vs. MagicBand+
Since their debut in 2014, MagicBands have been enhancing guest experiences. It started as a replacement for regular card entry into theme and water parks, and has grown to a wearable one-stop-shop for most Disney Parks vacation needs. Today, guests with a MagicBand can link Disney PhotoPass images to their My Disney Experience Account, check into virtual queues and Lightning Lane, unlock their door at Disney Resort hotels, and even charge their Disney Parks food and merchandise purchases back to their Disney Resort hotel. Instead of constantly reaching for your wallet for a room key, credit card, or theme park ticket, MagicBand manages it all!

The next generation of this product, MagicBand+, includes all of these classic MagicBand features and more. Some of the new, exciting features you can expect are gesture recognition, customizable color-changing lights, and haptic vibrations. With MagicBand+ you’ll be able to interact with the Disney parks in different ways during the World’s Most Magical Celebration!

Fab 50 Sculptures
As a part of the World’s Most Magical Celebration, Walt Disney World released a collection of golden sculptures on display in all four parks known as the Fab 50. While these specialty sculptures have always been fun to seek out, you’re going to love them even more with MagicBand+! As you approach a Fab 50 statue, your MagicBand+ will vibrate. Next, you’ll wave your hand and suddenly sounds will emerge from the statue, bringing it to life! Some characters have more than one interaction, so don’t forget to stop by a Fab 50 friend again.

Soon guests will discover “Disney Fab 50 Quest” on the My Disney Experience app, allowing you to keep track of the Fab 50 sculptures as you go! As you check these sculptures off of your list, you’ll receive more features, digital achievements, and even augmented realities that give you a glimpse into each character’s world.

Nighttime Spectaculars
Disney Enchantment and Harmonious debuted as a part of the World’s Most Magical Celebration, bringing new nighttime spectaculars to both Magic Kingdom and EPCOT. This summer with MagicBand+, guests will be able to experience these shows in a whole new way! Similar to their Fab 50 sculptures feature, MagicBand+ interacts with nighttime spectaculars, too! You’ll feel the spark of Disney Enchantment and Harmonious as your MagicBand+ syncs with the music and fireworks by lighting up and interacting.

Batuu Bounty Hunters
If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll love this next MagicBand+ feature! While exploring Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, MagicBand+ guests will be invited to join the “Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters” experience. You’ll be led through Black Spire Outpost with your MagicBand+ as your guide, showing you the way through vibrations and lighting up. When the mission is complete a local guild master will reward you with galactic credits. Keep an eye out for “Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters” coming soon!

As you can see, the excitement is only getting started at Walt Disney World for the World’s Most Magical Celebration. With new offerings like Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and soon the launch of MagicBand+, guests have even more to enjoy on their next Disney vacation!