Disney Announces Supply Chain Shortage Affecting MagicBands

MagicBands allow Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort to experience magic on their wrist.

When first introduced, MagicBands were free for Walt Disney World Resort guests, but that was discontinued last year, and now Disney World Resort guests can purchase their MagicBands up to 10 days before their vacation.

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However, it looks like Disney World guests will have a smaller variety to choose from when looking to purchase MagicBands in the near future.

Disney recently announced that MagicBands may have limited availability or be unavailable in different styles due to “ongoing industry-wide supply challenges.”

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Disney’s official announcement reads:

Important information about MagicBand

Due to ongoing industry-wide supply chain challenges, MagicBands may have limited availability or may not be available in certain styles. Our teams are working to improve our selection over the next few weeks and recommend that Guests keep checking to see if their favorite style is available.

MagicBand Supply Shortage Message
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Currently, there are only six MagicBand styles to purchase on shopDisney, which means many limited-edition styles and upgradeable bands are unavailable.

Walt Disney World Resort is home to many iconic attractions such as Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom; Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, Toy Story Mania, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios; Kilimanjaro Safaris, Kali River Rapids, Expedition Everest (when open), and Avatar Flight of Passage at Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom; and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Frozen Ever After, Soarin’ Around The World, Test Track and Spaceship Earth at EPCOT.

Learn more about MagicBands at Walt Disney World Resort

MagicBands are colorful, waterproof wristbands, resembling a watch or bracelet, that you can touch quickly and easily at a sensor called a touch point. The cards work the same way, but physically resemble a plastic credit card or driver’s license. MagicBands and cards allow you to travel lighter throughout your vacation.

You can use your MagicBand or card to:

  • Unlock the door to your Disney Resort hotel room.
  • Enter theme and water parks (with valid entry).
  • Connect Disney PhotoPass images to your account.
  • Load food and merchandise purchases to your Disney Resort room (only available during your resort stay).
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A MagicBand can also:

  • Add a touch of magic to your vacation by unlocking special surprises, personalized just for you, throughout Walt Disney World Resort!
  • Automatically link photos of your Disney PhotoPass attractions to your Disney account photo gallery on MyDisneyExperience. Currently available at 13 Walt Disney World attractions.

MagicBands are no longer provided free of charge to Disney Resort hotel guests. MagicBands are offered for sale up to 10 days prior to arrival to guests residing in the United States and Canada in English only. MagicBands can also be purchased upon arrival.

Did you have difficulty ordering the MagicBand of your choice? Let us know in the comments below!

Let Academy Travel’s team of experts help you plan your next magical vacation at the water parks of Disney World, four theme parks – Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios – and the shopping and dining district of Disney Springs!

Herman C. Harkins