Disney has just announced MagicBand+, a new version of MagicBand which will interact with guests by providing light and haptic feedback from within the park.
The new MagicBand+ system will also be used for interacting with the Fab 50 golden statues. Disney has also said the bands will allow guests to experience nighttime fireworks spectaculars in ways they were never before able to.
After a guest enters a theme park, MagicBand+ will come alive at various times with color-changing lights, haptic vibrations and gesture recognition, enhancing the environment’s immersive storytelling. The wearable will allow guests to engage with favorite Disney moments in new ways and discover new interactive experiences, 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 they see their bands light up and complement the magic in the skies, including the new “Harmonious” at EPCOT and “Disney Enchantment” at Magic Kingdom Park.
A variety of MagicBand+ styles will be available, just like MagicBand. MagicBand+ will also have all of the functionality of the previous generation MagicBands.
Current generation MagicBands will continue to work for park entry, photo linking, and other existing functions.
MagicBand+ will debut in 2022 as part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.”
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