What are your options now that Disney no longer offers Free MagicBands?

Planning on visiting Walt Disney World next year? One big change you’ll want to know about is Disney will no longer be giving complimentary MagicBands with 2021 vacations. Here’s everything you’ll need to know about your options for MagicBands for your 2021 vacation.

Purchase New MagicBands

You won’t get a complimentary MagicBand, but you can purchase a new band for your 2021 Disney World vacation. The Walt Disney World Resort website shares the following:

“Please note: Starting in 2021, we plan to unveil an innovative new offering as part of the My Disney Experience app that will bring features of a MagicBand to your smart devices. Guests staying at Disney Resort hotels with an arrival date through December 31, 2020 will continue to receive complimentary MagicBands. With the new My Disney Experience offering, MagicBands will no longer be provided on a complimentary basis with new reservations for Disney Resort hotel Guests with arrivals beginning January 1, 2021 and beyond.”

Adding a MagicBand to your vacation through My Disney Experience will cost anywhere from $5 to $20 each.

Reuse Old MagicBands

You do not have to purchase a MagicBand for your new Disney World vacations. But, if you like using them, you can reuse a band from one of your previous trips. As long as your MagicBands are active, you can use them. Just make sure they are linked to your My Disney Experience account.

Don’t Use a MagicBand

MagicBands are not required for a Disney World trip. Everything you need is on the My Disney Experience app. You can do so much with just the app! You can open your hotel room door, mobile order from dining locations, make dining reservations, and even join virtual queues just to name a few. A MagicBand is fun to have but not necessary.

MagicBands are very convenient, as they bring your theme park tickets, room key, and payment method all to your wrist. But with so many additions coming to the Disney World app, MagicBands are not a necessity anymore.

Want to start planning your 2021 Walt Disney World vacation? Let’s chat! I am a travel agent with Amazing Magical Adventures and I can help you plan a magical trip at no extra cost. Contact me today for a free vacation quote.



Sara