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MagicBand+ Fails to Impress with Disney’s Hollywood Studios Beacon of Magic

We’ve been trying out MagicBand+ at the various nighttime spectaculars and Beacons of Magic around Walt Disney World, with pretty mixed results. But by far the most disappointing might have been the experience we had with the Disney’s Hollywood Studios version.

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Unlike the EPCOT Beacon of Magic where the band synced to the entire show, there was only one effect for the Disney’s Hollywood Studios version — a cycle of yellow and purple lighting. The band stays dark for most of the show, only triggering its light effect when the narration reads “Be a beacon.”

You can watch our full experience below.

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  1. I thought that was very nice. I personally don’t want to be checking my band the entire time.
    I never expected more than what you guys have just reported. Thanks for sharing.

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