The MagicBand+ is finally being sold at Disney World, but the rollout today is not without issues. The most notable issue that guests are experiencing is little to no charge on the MagicBand+ when they purchase it. Managers that we spoke with said that they aim to deliver the MagicBand+ with at least 50% charge, but even then that isn’t enough charge for guests to begin using the MagicBand+ as intended.
As you can see below, the MagicBand+ requires at least a 60% charge to update, and there is a day one update that guests are told to install before using the MagicBand+. One of our bands had very little charge when we purchased it, although an exact charge percentage wasn’t displayed. When we were pairing the MagicBand+ we were told that there was an update available, but that the band did not have enough charge to complete the update.
This likely won’t be limited to a “day one” issue depending on how long MagicBand+ stock sits on the shelves and how long the idle battery is good for. Disney said that guests can expect 1-3 days of use on a single charge, but only Disney knows how long a MagicBand+ can sit on a shelf without being charged. Our advice would be to expect to charge your MagicBand+ before using it if purchasing at the theme parks.
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