Disney World is all about changes and constant updates in its policies. So, it has paid particular attention to incorporating technologies to make the park experiences even better and hassle-free. Technology has enveloped every corner of a Disney World experience, whether mobile checkout and order or Play Disney Parks. As MagicBand+ is set to release soon in Disney World, the guests can expect newer ways of refurbishing their experience in the park.
MagicBand+ is all ready to arrive in the market on July 27. So, what happens when you buy it? You must set this up properly to make the best out of it.
If you are naïve in the technological field, you will no longer have to worry about that. Here is our detailed guide regarding MagicBand+, and you might also find answers to many other questions.
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How to set up MagicBand+?
At first, please press the button on the rear side of the band once to power it up.
Secondly, tap it on your phone.
Thirdly, you must open the My Disney Experience app on your phone. If you do not already have the application, you will be redirected to install it.
Fourthly, in this step, you will have to link the phone to the existing Disney account. You can do that by following the instructions provided in the app. Also, make sure you have paired it with your phone.
While pairing, you will have to hold the power button down. The pairing is done when your band vibrates, and a blue color is reflected.
Fifthly, you must use the app to see if your band is charged.
Sixth, make sure you have linked your reservations, tickets, and other stuff with the Band.
So, we have provided a comprehensive guide about setting up the MagicBand+. Let’s now look at some of the necessary and relevant details.
Multiple MagicBands will require you to go to ‘MagicBands and More’ option present in the My Disney Experience App. Here, you will be able to see the list of guests.
You can do multiple things here, such as setting up the MagicBand+, adjusting some settings, or checking battery status and other functions.
If all the members in your group have MagicBands, you can use the app to ensure that the correct MagicBand+ is associated with the appropriate member of the group.
Customization is also available in MagicBand+. The app can also be of use for this. The MagicBands and More section in the My Disney Experience app have an option “Customize your MagicBand+.”
If you possess different MagicBands, you can also swipe them to get to the band you want. After that, you can choose themes of your choice and adjust stuff like band light, motion recognition, and vibration.
To perform all these, you must ensure that your band has been properly-linked and that you have also updated the software before undertaking these steps.
Functions of MagicBand+
So, what can you do with MagicBand+ once you have set it up?
While attending some night-time shows, the band will illuminate in its colors. Also, the band allows you to interact with Fab 50 golden character statues in the parks.
You can even participate in a scavenger hunt to locate the statues. Play Disney Parks app can help you track your achievements.
If you are a Star Wars fan headed that way, you can have a new experience with MagicBand+ Batuu Bounty Hunters.
Using this, you can hunt for virtual bounties hidden all across Black Spire Outpost. Light patterns and haptics will help you as clues, and your tracks will be marked on the Play Disney Parks app.
Some of the features that are unique in MagicBand+ are:
- Rechargeable battery
- Gesture recognition
- Some exclusive experiences like Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters and more
- Customizable light themes
- Haptic Vibrations
Hey, Disney Alexa Service is also ready to be launched on Disney hotels, and MagicBand+ has the feature to interact with it.
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Things you need to know about MagicBand+
If you are willing to use MagicBand+ when it launches, you might face some questions. This article will be your ready reckoned, for that matter.
You might ask if you need to charge the band. What will happen when it runs out of battery. You can find answers to all these questions.
One of the features of MagicBand+ is its rechargeable battery. So, the USB charging cable is a 6-inch one that comes with the band using which you can charge it.
Depending on how much you use the band, the battery might last up to three days or die after one day.
You will not be able to charge your band once you enter the parks as there are no charging stations. You will have to charge it fully before your trip.
So, you might wonder what can happen if your band’s battery dies. However, even if your band has only zero percent charge, it can function in some areas. The band can be used for:
- Disney PhotoPass photographer interactions
- Disney Resort folio charging
- Disney Resort Room Entry
- Lightning lane Entry and
- Park Entry
However, Certain MagicBand+ functionality and features like customization settings, use within particular parks, software updates, and automatic association of Disney PhotoPass attraction photos to the Disney account might be affected if your band doesn’t have a charge.
My Disney Experience App allowed you to check the charge in your band. Or else, you can also use the button at the rear end of the band and determine the battery from the light. If the light is red, your band has no charge; if it is yellow, it is running low on battery. A green light indicates a high battery.
So, if all these unique MagicBand+ features inspire you, buy one band for your purpose. It will cost you $34.99 and will hit the market on July 27, 2022.