Sign for MagicBand merchandise in the Fantasia Gift Shop inside in Disney's Contemporary Resort

It’s hard to believe that the MagicBand was released five years ago! MagicBand has changed the Disney vacation in remarkable ways. We don’t have to carry tickets, a plastic hotel key, or any type of money, and we can now access videos and photos of attractions we visit throughout our stay! Plus, they’re waterproof, so we can wear them in water parks, pools, and in the rain.

The best part is that guests of Disney resort hotels and Annual Passholders have gotten these high-tech bracelets completely free! But until now, the selection was limited to solid colors. Some guests customized their bands on their own with nail polish, stickers, bands, and wraps.

Disney has also sold themed MagicBands with beloved Disney characters on them or limited edition bands for the Epcot Festivals, Holidays, and more.

Disney Resort Hotel guests and Annual Passholders can now upgrade their MagicBand for a discounted price!
Disney Resort Hotel guests and Annual Passholders can now upgrade their MagicBand for a discounted price!

Now, guests staying at one of the Disney Resort Hotels and new and renewing Annual Passholders can choose from the typical solid-color MagicBands, which will still be complimentary, or upgrade to one of the more than 30 themed MagicBands that Disney has discounted for these guests!

Themes include Frozen, Disney emojis, iconic Disney treats, Star Wars, Mickey, and many, many more!

The upgrade does come at a cost, but it is significantly discounted. Guests will save $14.99 on these upgraded bands and pay just $10. That’s almost 60% off! Disney says that prices of the upgrade options will vary and selection is subject to availability. Disney will likely change the available selection of designs seasonally.

You can still customize these MagicBands with your name (as space allows), but once the upgraded bands are customized, they cannot be returned, refunded, or exchanged. If you cancel your linked hotel reservation, you will be charged the full price for the selected MagicBand(s).

The upgraded bands can be shipped to your home if you order 11 or more days before arrival and can be customized six or more days before arrival, but they will be held at the front desk until you check in.

Now, that highly anticipated day that your MagicBand arrives is going to be even more fun!

Will you pay $10 for an upgraded MagicBand?