You know, for years I’ve been able to resist buying MagicBands, and since my old first-edition Stitch MagicBand 1.0 is still going strong, I’ve never seen a real point to buying even more bands that essentially serve the same purpose… that is, until Build-A-Band MagicBand Upgrades came along and made it almost irresistible to upgrade my band each and every time.
It’s led to a mad frenzy of me checking in on My Disney Experience each day to see what’s available whenever I have an upcoming trip, and getting excited over any new additions, which is why we’ve decided to bring you this month’s roundup of available MagicBand designs. If you’re new to the Build-A-Band MagicBand upgrade process, check out our first post from back when it was rolled out here for a step-by-step guide.
Current bands include an adorable new Chef Mickey MagicBand for Epcot Food & Wine 2019, a Genie MagicBand, and even the latest Figment band to hit the shelves. Do note that all of these in this row are currently priced at a discounted $10.00, except for the Food & Wine band.
It’s interesting to note that the price for the Chef Mickey band isn’t truly discounted at $29.99. This same pricing discrepancy happened during pre-orders of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge band that was recently released via upgrades. Guests who upgraded to that band later received a $14.98 credit to their accounts. Whether the same will happen with this Food & Wine band, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Other bands include Pluto, Jack Skellington, Rafiki and Simba, and Captain America for $10.00, and a Mickey Americana Limited Release band for $15.00.
You can still celebrate Pride with this rainbow Mickey band, as well as rep any of your favorite characters with Moana, Mickey, and Tinker Bell bands. The Castle band is surprisingly chic for $10.00 and looks like a good dupe for Dooney & Bourke designs.
These last few are the least remarkable of the bunch, with Donald and Pirates being a perennial standby on the upgrades menu, but Olaf is a new addition just in time for the upcoming holidays.
As a bit of a warning, these MagicBands, especially the special pre-orders tend to go fast. Like, if you don’t order the day they’re available, they might not be available the next day. In the case of the Galaxy’s Edge band, it was sold out within minutes, so don’t delay if you see any you’d like, and keep checking back!