If you’re a Disney fan, it’s hard to keep track of all the plusses these days. Do you have a Disney+ streaming subscription? Are you going to add Genie+ to your Disney vacation? Well, we have another plus to add to the lineup. Disney World just announced MagicBand+, which will be available for purchase in 2022.

MagicBand+ will include all the current features of MagicBands, including park admission, PhotoPass linking, opening your hotel room, and making purchases in the parks.

What’s so plussed-up about MagicBand+? It features a brand new upgraded design, with a lot more variety found in the RFID puck. The bands also sport color changing lights, haptic vibrations, and gesture recognition, which Disney promises will unlock a new level of interactivity within the parks.

MagicBand+According to Disney Parks Blog:

The wearable will allow you to engage with favorite Disney moments in new ways, including:

  • Play like a bounty hunter in a galaxy far, far away and find virtual bounties throughout Black Spire Outpost in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

  • Interact with the “Disney Fab 50 Character Collection,” the golden sculptures spread throughout the Walt Disney World theme parks.

  • Experience nighttime spectaculars in a new way as you see your band light up and complement the magic in the skies, including the new “Harmonious” at EPCOT and “Disney Enchantment” at Magic Kingdom Park.

MagicBand+ - Partners Statue DesignMagicBand+ - Walt Disney World Design

MagicBand+ will be available for purchase next year. Disney is promising a discount for Disney Resort guests who purchase pre-arrival, as well as renewing Annual Passholders.

Here’s a video preview of the new designs, via Brooke Geiger McDonald on Twitter.

Regular MagicBands will still be available for purchase after MagicBand+ debuts. As a reminder, Disney offers the features of MagicBands for free on your smartphone through Mobile Magic, available through the Disney World MyDisneyExperience app.

What do you think about MagicBand+? Are you excited to try it out on your Disney World vacation next year? Let me know in the comments below!

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James is a lifelong Disney Parks fan. While at the parks, he loves finding new details, learning more about Disney World history, and taking pictures. His favorite WDW attractions include Spaceship Earth, Tower of Terror, and Star Tours.
James is a filmmaker and writer based in Los Angeles.

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