MagicBand+ Updates, Supply Issues, and More Disney News You Need to Know

Buckle up friends, there are a lot of changes coming to Disney World soon and we’ve got ALL the details.

Magic Kingdom

A new car locator app feature is now LIVE, MagicBand+ is coming sooner than you know it, and a restaurant is being transformed in Disney World. There’s a lot going on and a lot to keep track of. But don’t worry! We’ve got everything you need to know about all the biggest Disney news stories from the last week right here!

1 — New Restaurant Details!

We start things off with some food news! We had already shared that Disney’s BoardWalk would be undergoing some massive changes in the future, which would include the transformation of BoardWalk Bakery into a sandwich-focused shop. But now we have more details!

BoardWalk Deli is what will replace BoardWalk Bakery THIS SUMMER!


The spot is inspired by American Northeast delis and will feature house-baked bagels, warm sandwiches, and even hand-piped cannoli!

Click here to learn more about this new spot coming soon to the BoardWalk!

And you can click here to see the latest construction updates from the BoardWalk!

2 — MagicBand+ News!

If you’re eager to get your hands on one of the BRAND NEW MagicBand+ devices, we’ve got great news! Disney has officially announced that MagicBand+ will be released in Disney World on July 27th!


You’ll be able to grab MagicBand+ in the parks as well as on shopDisney. In terms of pricing, we previously saw a MagicBand+ get accidentally released for $29.99. But when they officially launch, MagicBand+ will cost $34.99. Annual Passholders and Disney Resort hotel guests, however, will be able to get these at a discount.

MagicBand+ designs

When you get your MagicBand+, you’ll need to properly set it up before using it. You’ll also need to charge it and may have questions about what happens if the battery is totally drained.

Click here to see our step-by-step guide to setting up MagicBand+ for Disney World and get the answers to some of your MagicBand+ questions!

3 — Bob Iger Reportedly Regrets Picking Bob Chapek as Disney CEO

This week we also got to hear a bit about the relationship between Bob Iger (former Disney CEO) and Bob Chapek (current Disney CEO) and the transition of power that happened when Chapek took over the CEO role.

According to Disney sources and some who are “familiar with Iger’s thinking,” Iger spent his last months with the Disney Company “regretting what he has called one of his worst business decisions: the selection of Bob Chapek as his successor.”


According to some sources, Iger has been unhappy with how the transition of power was handled. Reportedly Chapek and Iger had differing ideas as to how to handle COVID-19 and even how Disney (as a company) should be structured. They worked with different advisory teams and those teams even worked against each other sometimes.

To learn more about what happened with this transition of power, what may have led to the “falling out” of these two executives, and more — click here

4 — Movie News!

Want to see what’s going on with Disney in the world of movies and tv shows? We’ve got all the updates. First up, you’ll be able to stream Lightyear soon on Disney+, so mark those calendars for August 3rd!

Second, some R-Rated movies are now available on Disney+, including Deadpool and Logan.


In more movie news, Disney is reportedly working on a brand NEW movie which is a musical comedy called Penelope. The film is based on The Princess and the Pea fairytale.


And finally, if you’re a HUGE National Treasure fan, you won’t want to miss the new teaser trailer and behind-the-scenes clips Disney has shared of the upcoming Disney+ series!

5 — Important Food Updates!

And finally, we end with a few food updates you need to know about. First up, over in EPCOT, an iconic snack has been temporarily discontinued because of supply issues. Those troll horns might not be as easy to pick up these days in the Norway pavilion, so keep that in mind!

Troll Horns have gone missing from Norway

Also in EPCOT, if you’re hoping to get breakfast at a Food & Wine Festival booth, there’s one spot you can visit to start eating early!

Waffle with Chocolate Ganache

This week we also got some details about a huge dining deal that is returning to some Disney World restaurants! That’s right folks, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining event is coming back and it’ll give you the chance to eat at some Disney restaurants (and other Orlando restaurants) for LESS!

Costolette di Maiale from Il Mulino

This week also brought us Dole Whip Day and the appearance of some special treats including a Dole Whip Cupcake! But is the cupcake as good as it looks and sounds? Click here to read our full review.

Dole Whip Cupcake

This week we also got a sneak peek at some eats coming soon to Disney Springs, including an ice cream sundae that might leave you STUNNED.

Holy Cannoli

Click here to read more about it.


It just got easier to visit Jellyrolls in Disney World — click here to learn more!

As an honorable mention, we do want to note that the Car Locator app feature we previously shared some news about is now LIVE in Disney World! Click here to test it out with us.


Other news was also shared this week. Click the links below to find out more:


Festival of the Lion King

That’s it for this week’s news, but stay tuned for more updates from us here at DFB!

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What news from this week surprised you the most? Tell us in the comments!

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