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Disney is Already Toning Down Immersion for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser by Replacing ‘Databand’ Term with ‘MagicBand’

The term “databand” has been replaced with “MagicBand” on the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser website as the grand opening approaches. The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser website previously referred to MagicBands as “databands” to comply more with “Star Wars” canon.

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Previously, the “What’s Included” list said “Exclusive Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser databand (known on your home planet as MagicBand).” It now just lists “Exclusive Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser MagicBand.”

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The FAQ previously included the question “What is a databand?” and a brief explanation. This has been replaced with the question “How are MagicBands used on board Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser?”

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The answer to the new question is “MagicBands allow you to interact with sensors called access points onboard the Halcyon starcruiser, at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and throughout Walt Disney World Resort. You may be more familiar with their common uses—unlocking hotel rooms, connecting Disney PhotoPass images to your account, and charging food and merchandise purchases to your room, for example—on your home planet.”

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser test cruises have been ongoing for the past few weeks, and Disney may have found that the term “databand” was too confusing, especially with the term “datapad” being used for the interactive section of the Play Disney Parks App. Most guests will already be familiar with “MagicBand.”

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  1. Budget cutting cowards. Afraid to spend money even though we would pay through the nose if the park worked well and entertainment was fully back. Afraid to go fully immersive. Afraid to make boba fett as tough and dark as he really should be. Oh well.

    1. Stop being mean, they are bringing things back one step at a time and other businesses are having similar problems, the pandemic hurt everyone even them, and yet people online are focusing on them. I mean I had to convince someone not to go and take drastic massures against them since no one deserves to het hurt.

    2. You are WAY too triggered over something really stupid and insignificant they you’ll probably never be able to afford anyway.

  2. That possibility is probably true since hearing Datapad after hearing Magicband will probably be confusing.

  3. I really don’t think this hotel will remain as immersive and interactive long term like they are doing for these first stays. Forcing guests to only stay for 2-3 nights and giving them one “excursion” day to Hollywood studios isn’t exactly what people will want long term.

    Just give us a hotel themed to Star Wars with fun touches inside the hotel while still being able to enjoy the theme park as people see fit. If someone wants to stay for 10 days, let them stay for 10 days.

  4. changing the name will not cover for the diminished magic bob the bean counter has assured all who visit of.

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