This week Disneyland will debut the Magic Band Plus. If you’ve traveled to Disneyworld you are likely familiar with Magicbands as they are used for everything from purchases to utilizing lightning lanes. The much anticipated Disneyland Magicband+ has finally arrived and here is everything you need to know!

Updated 10/12/22


What is a Magic Band?

The Magic Band is essentially a smart bracelet that connects your personal Disneyland app to your Magicband bracelet. This will link your tickets and lightning lane selections to your magic band so you will be able to enter the park or scan your lightning lane entry with just the tap of your wrist.

Photopass photographers will also be able to add your photos to the Disneyland app by simply scanning your Magicband+.

What is the new Magic Band PLUS?

The Magic band plus (Magicband+) is the new updated version of the Magic Band. This new band includes new smart features such as color-changing LED lights, haptic vibrations, and gesture recognition. The new version of the Magic Band Disneyland will also be rechargeable and waterproof!

Guests will be able to sync the Magicband+ to their Disneyland app to unlock personalization settings including unique light colors, adjusting the vibration, and motion recognition settings.


New* Disneyland Magic Key Holders Get First Access!

This just in, beginning on October 19, 2022, Disneyland Magic Key Holders and Disney Vacation Members will be among the first to purchase and try the new Magic Band Plus. Magic Key Members will be able to purchase the specially designed Magic Band pictures above and have access to features early.

Magic Key holders will also be able to explore all the new designs. There will be 5 prints exclusive to Disneyland and a special Magic Key Band that has its own light-up theme. This special Magic Key Band will be $10 off, plus you will receive your Magic Key discount!

Locations to purchase these Magic Bands in advance will be Starcade in Disneyland Park, the Super Store featuring Avengers Campus in DCA, and The building adjacent to the Star Wars Trading post in Downtown Disney.

Interactive Experiences

The Magic Band Plus at Disneyland will also include new interactive experiences such as lighting up to match World of Color in California Adventure and Fantasmic in Disneyland.

You’ll also be able to explore Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland park like never before with the Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters interactive quest. Vibrations and lights from your MagicBand+ will help guide you to find virtual bounties across Black Spire Outpost, eventually leading to your bounty and galatica credit rewards.

If I have a Disney World Magicband can I use it in Disneyland?

Update* If you purchase the Magicband+ at Disney World you will be able to use it at Disneyland. The functionality will be slightly different however since the Disneyland Magicbands do not sync credit cards or Disneyland Resort Hotel information.

The previous magicbands will not work however, it needs to be the new Magic band plus which was just recently released.


Magic Band Disneyland Price

We still do not know what the price of the Magic Band Disneyland will be or its exact release date. However, the Magicband at Disneyworld starts at $34.99 and goes up as high as $58.00.

They are available in a variety of colors and styles including designer names like Dooney & Burke. You can certainly guess Disneyland will be including the same.



There are some absolute benefits to using Magicbands which is why they will be such a huge benefit to the Disneyland park.

  • First, the use of Magicbands will help greatly reduce the backed-up lines for lighting lanes without waiting for people to fumble through their phones.
  • Second, it will also help save the battery life of your phone without the need to take it out as often.
  • Quicker entry lines for the park.
  • Safety: At Disney World, magicbands have crucial info such as your name and phone number. If your child gets lost, they can scan their magicband to contact you immediately!

I remember after visiting Disneyworld and witnessing how smooth all the lines were, Disneyland desperately needed to introduce the Magicbands. They do actually make quite the difference.

Difference between Magic Band Disneyland vs. Disneyworld

There are major differences between the Magic Band Disneyland vs. Disneyworld. The Magicbands in Disney World are far more advanced. Using the Disneyworld Magicbands allows you to connect a credit card allowing you to make purchases instantly throughout the park.

With the Disney World Magic Band, you can even link your band to your Disney Resort hotel and unlock the door to your room. I can imagine as the Disneyland Magic Band smooths out any of its initial wrinkles, these features will also be introduced.

Will you be one of the first to get the Disneyland Magic Band? Let us know in the comments what you think!

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