Disneyland announces debut date for MagicBand+ wearable tech devices

MagicBands+ wearable tech devices will debut at Disneyland on Oct. 26, the Disney Parks Blog announced Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Magic Key holders, Disney Vacation Club members and some cast members will have the first opportunity to buy the wristbands at select merchandise locations around Disneyland Resort starting Oct. 19.

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Guests will be able to use MagicBand+ at the front gates to enter the park — as long as they have valid park admission and a reservation for that date — and to check in at line-skipping Lightning Lane entrances, if they have paid for that access.

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MagicBand+ will also provide immersive features for people viewing nighttime spectaculars such as “Fantasmic!” and “World of Color,” lighting up and vibrating in sync with the show. Visitors who are in Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land can use the devices to participate in the “Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters” interactive quest, with lights and vibrations helping them find “virtual bounties” located in the land.

More MagicBand+ features will be rolled out after the devices’ initial launch, Disney officials said. Guests will be able to personalize their MagicBands by pairing them with a smartphone through the Disneyland app, which will enable them to select lighting colors and adjust the vibration and motion recognition settings.

Disneyland has yet to announce pricing for MagicBand+ devices. Basic MagicBand+ bracelets on the ShopDisney website list for $19.99 while decorated versions are available for $29.99-$44.99.

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