Disney, you’ve been holding out on us.
It’s been a while since MagicBand+ first premiered at Disney World, and somehow we are still discovering new things about them!
The big draw of choosing MagicBand+ over the original MagicBand was the fun interactions you unlock. From the 50th Anniversary statues to the fireworks displays at night, these new bands allow wearers to interact with the sights and sounds of the parks and get the opportunity to be even closer to the magic.
But remember, with great power comes great responsibility! (We’re pretty sure Uncle Ben was referring to MagicBands when he said that.) The main drawback to the new MagicBand+ is that they have to be recharged. Normal MagicBands work fine without a charger, but for the longest time, we were under the impression that you would have to keep your MagicBand+ charged up to use it at all. But guess what!! This is NOT the case!
Your MagicBand+ will actually function just like a normal MagicBand without being charged; only the lights and haptics require charging. This means if you don’t really care much about those added features or have already gotten your fun out of them, you don’t have to keep charging your MagicBand+ to be able to use it for things like entering the parks, getting into your resort room, paying for merchandise, or anything else the original iteration can do. Exciting, right?!
We hope this little tidbit will help save you time on your next trip, especially if you are going to Disneyland and trying out MagicBand+ there for the first time. Just keep in mind that if you do want to enjoy interactions with the statues or be a part of the evening spectaculars, make sure your MagicBand+ is charged. Otherwise, you’re good to go! Stay tuned to our site for more tips and tricks that can help you on your next Disney vacation.
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