An arm is coming into frame from the left side of the image and a MagicBand+ wristband is on the person’s wrist. The band has a Disneyland “D” on the watch face and it is illuminated in purple and blue tones. Blurry in the background behind the arm is the Pixar Pal-Around Ferris wheel at Disney California Adventure.

Everything You Need to Know About MagicBand+ Coming to Disneyland Resort

By Sarah Sterling

MagicBand+ is coming to Disneyland Resort October 26 with all the magic and convenience you love, plus more abilities and exciting features to come. Here’s everything you need to know about what MagicBand+ does and how you can use it to enhance your next visit to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park!

Three hands in fists, each wearing a new MagicBand+ design. The main arm in the center of the image has on a light blue Magic Key holder exclusive MagicBand that reads “The Happiest Place on Earth” across the face.

MagicBand+ will offer hands-free theme park entry to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure and can be scanned at your favorite attractions for Lightning Lane entrance check-in. No more hastily pulling out your phone or looking for your ticket when you check in at attractions—your key to the magic can now sit conveniently on your wrist for an easy, seamless experience. Additionally, you can link your Disney PhotoPass photographer photos to your Disney account with MagicBand+. This new generation of wearable tech is easy to use and comfortable for guests of all ages.

A photo of the Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters mission base inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. A screen sits in the middle of a highly themed frame made of dirty metal, grates, and signs explaining how to play the game. An illuminated sign below the screen reads, “Tap your band to accept a bounty hunter job.” A glowing circle sits to the left with an illuminated bounty hunter sigil on it—this is where guests tap their MagicBand to receive a mission. 

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will offer new immersive experiences through MagicBand+ with the introduction of Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters. “We wanted to create a place where you could truly live your own Star Wars adventure. This idea of you becoming part of the story was critical to everything that we did,“ explains Asa Kalama, Executive of Creative & Interactive Experiences, Walt Disney Imagineering. “MagicBand+ has allowed us to finally deliver against that last archetype that we wanted to bring to life (the bounty hunter).” In Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters, guests can track down virtual targets using vibrations and lights on their band to guide them; MagicBand+ will turn green when you are headed in the direction of your bounty and red when you are going the wrong direction. Haptic feedback will speed up as you approach the door that hides your target. Once found, you can return to local guild master Raga Bua to receive galactic credits and a new mission!

An arm stretched in front of the camera with an illuminated MagicBand+ on the wrist. The band is glowing pink and fountains from Disney California Adventure’s World of Color show are shooting into the air behind the arm.

Guests will be able to see and feel their park experiences with MagicBand+’s color-changing LED lights, haptic vibrations, and gesture recognition. New immersive elements to entertainment in Avengers Campus will become available, and MagicBand+ illuminates and pulses in sync with nighttime spectaculars like World of Color in Disney California Adventure and Fantasmic in Disneyland. Come 2023, MagicBand+ will also interact with new Disney100 Years of Wonder offerings like World of Color – One.

A display of all the Disneyland Resort MagicBand+ designs. Over a dozen bands sit in display boxes on a conference room table. There are special designs featuring princess crowns, the Disneyland “D”, a castle, Spider-Man, Nightmare Before Christmas characters, and Star Wars symbols.

To enjoy all that MagicBand+ has to offer, guests will need a Disney account and the Disneyland app to pair their band to their phone. MagicBand+ can be updated as needed with in-app upgrades and is more customizable than ever before—giving guests the ability to set color schemes; adjust motion recognition settings; and opt in or out of haptic vibrations. These bands are also rechargeable and come with their own USB charging cable.

MagicBand+ launches at Disneyland Resort for all guests on October 26, 2022. Cast Members, Magic Key Holders, and Disney Vacation Club members can get early access to MagicBand+ starting October 19!

Stay tuned to for more updates on Disney Parks around the globe.