MagicBands have been an integral part of Walt Disney World vacations for over a decade. Most people love them, others not so much. News came last year that Disney had made the decision to cancel the free MagicBand program for Walt Disney World resort guests starting January 1, 2021. This led many to question whether Disney are planning on phasing out MagicBands altogether?
For those people that love MagicBands and absolutely can't imagine a visit to Walt Disney World without one, fear not. Guests can still choose to purchase a MagicBand for $5 when checking in or in advance and Disney have recently stressed that MagicBands are still being produced, with new colors and designs coming soon.
Big news was announced earlier this month that the alternative to MagicBands will be MagicMobile. This is a new smartphone-based technology that will allow guests to store everything they need on their mobile including tickets, passes and more through the My Disney Experience app. Right now it will only be used to gain admission and will firstly roll out on Apple devices.
We are expecting MagicMobile to include PhotoPass and FastPass+ (if and when this returns) and to be fully functional on all devices later this year.
So, this weeks debate is simple, MagicBand Vs MagicMobile Which Will YOU Choose?:
I am very interested to find out if guests are excited about MagicMobile or if MagicBands will prevail? In our previous MagicBand Big Debates, many guests commented that they felt having to be tied to cell phones would be a negative for their vacation. Phone battery life was also a concern.
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