According to Disney, free MagicBands will be discontinued in the parks for guests with new hotels reservations starting January 1st, 2021.
Up until now, guests at Disney World Resort hotels were given a complimentary MagicBand along with their stay that they could link to their My Disney Experience account to use for their trip. However, due to health and safety precautions, Disney announced it will be discontinuing this offering.
Will Old Bands Still Work?
Yes! Magic bands will continue to work just as before. The underlying technology that powers magic bands will not be going away anytime soon, so you can continue to use your favorite magic band as you have before.
Can You Still Buy A Magic Band?
Yes, you will still be able to purchase new MagicBands at a discount, with even more colors and designs than before! You’ll still be able to find bands at retail locations, and online at shopDisney.
What Will Replace Magic Bands?
Guests can also begin using the My Disney Experience app or a Key to the World card instead of a MagicBand.
Please let us know how you feel about this transition away from Magic Bands. Will you continue to use your Magic Bands?