Current Magic Band offerings

Raelynie

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Hello Everyone! I have just booked a Oct 2021 trip and have a few Magic Band questions. I know WDW is phasing out magic bands and going to a mobile system in the future. We are hoping to still use Magic Bands for this trip as I don't like being tied to my phone during a trip. We always have our phones with us but more times than not they are packed away in our bag. First off I am assuming we will still be fine to use Magic Bands during this trip? Next question is are they still changing the Magic Band offerings we can order? There isn't a ton of options right now and it is my understanding that the specialty bands ship immediately once ordered, is this still the case? Am I better off to order now since WDW is trying to phase this system out and options may be even more limited the closer to travel we get or should I hold off and see if they add more options? Any advice would be greatly appreciated :cat:

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Rob562

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Hello Everyone! I have just booked a Oct 2021 trip and have a few Magic Band questions. I know WDW is phasing out magic bands and going to a mobile system in the future. We are hoping to still use Magic Bands for this trip as I don't like being tied to my phone during a trip. We always have our phones with us but more times than not they are packed away in our bag. First off I am assuming we will still be fine to use Magic Bands during this trip? Next question is are they still changing the Magic Band offerings we can order? There isn't a ton of options right now and it is my understanding that the specialty bands ship immediately once ordered, is this still the case? Am I better off to order now since WDW is trying to phase this system out and options may be even more limited the closer to travel we get or should I hold off and see if they add more options? Any advice would be greatly appreciated :cat:

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Are you able to order Bands for your reservation now? It was my understanding that they were only offering the free/discounted bands for checkin dates through December 31st. Presumably for reservations after that date they either won't allow you to order, or you'll be paying regular price for the bands.

That being said, MagicBands aren't being phased out, they're just not being offered for free. Any MagicBands you already have linked to your profile will still work indefinitely, as will any Bands you purchase on your own.

-Rob
 

Raelynie

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Are you able to order Bands for your reservation now? It was my understanding that they were only offering the free/discounted bands for checkin dates through December 31st. Presumably for reservations after that date they either won't allow you to order, or you'll be paying regular price for the bands.

That being said, MagicBands aren't being phased out, they're just not being offered for free. Any MagicBands you already have linked to your profile will still work indefinitely, as will any Bands you purchase on your own.

-Rob

They are available to order now but not a great selection. I just don't want to shoot myself in the foot and order and pay for them now and a few weeks/months from now they offer a wider selection. I know I could just as easy pic one I want from ShopDisney but you know a penny saved....
 

Club Cooloholic

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They are available to order now but not a great selection. I just don't want to shoot myself in the foot and order and pay for them now and a few weeks/months from now they offer a wider selection. I know I could just as easy pic one I want from ShopDisney but you know a penny saved....
If you can get it free maybe order it. Though maybe they are allowing anyone to order free ones if they do it before the end of the year? If that is the case hold out, I kinda wish I had! Baby Yoda was an option up till about 2 weeks ago
 

Raelynie

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If you can get it free maybe order it. Though maybe they are allowing anyone to order free ones if they do it before the end of the year? If that is the case hold out, I kinda wish I had! Baby Yoda was an option up till about 2 weeks ago

There are no free options only the discounted "Pre-Order" bands. I think I am going to wait and periodically check and see if there is one I really want!
 

CaptainAmerica

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Are you able to order Bands for your reservation now? It was my understanding that they were only offering the free/discounted bands for checkin dates through December 31st. Presumably for reservations after that date they either won't allow you to order, or you'll be paying regular price for the bands.

That being said, MagicBands aren't being phased out, they're just not being offered for free. Any MagicBands you already have linked to your profile will still work indefinitely, as will any Bands you purchase on your own.

-Rob
They're not "regular price," they're still mostly subsidized. The plain color bands are being sold for $5.
 

NelleBelle

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Sorry for the confusion! That's what I meant...you can't get mint, plum, navy, turquoise, etc, which are all listed on shop.disney. But yes, they do have the "basic" colors they've had for the last few years.
 

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