Cream and navy MagicBand+ bands

Low Batteries and Required Updates Cause Trouble for MagicBand+ on Launch Day at Walt Disney World

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MagicBand+ officially launched at Walt Disney World this morning but guests continue to have issues pairing and updating their new bands.

Cream and navy MagicBand+ bands

In order to access all MagicBand+ features, it must be paired via Bluetooth to My Disney Experience. Some guests are reportedly having issues getting their bands to connect.

Cast Members told us that some of the solid-colored MagicBand+ bands are being pulled from shelves because they are unable to connect. These include navy, cream, and red bands.

Guests are also required to update their MagicBand+ before using it. Unfortunately, because the bands don’t come fully charged (it’s not unusual for technology to loose charge in the shipping process), they aren’t able to update.

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The app informs guests that the MagicBand+ must be at least 60% charged to update. MagicBand+ does include a charging cable.

Read more about how to update MagicBand+ in My Disney Experience and watch our video about setting up MagicBand+ below.

Are you trying to use MagicBand+ today? Let us know any issues you have in the comments.

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  1. These are so tempting. We are headed back to DW in December. My only concern is will the battery charge life last, and will it just end up being a hassle getting on rides etc.

  2. I’m always impressed by the extra steps that Disney takes to make sure their customers get the worst experience possible when paying s kings random for a vacation in their parks

  3. You can charge your magic band while hanging out near the tangled bathrooms with the USB ports. At least those are still free.

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