With the launch of MagicBand+, guests can now experience the new wearable interacting with nighttime shows across all four Walt Disney World theme parks.
At EPCOT, MagicBand+ lights up along with Spaceship Earth’s lighting sequences and performs alongside Harmonious.
No special action is needed for MagicBand+ to activate during the shows, and we found it worked quite well. There were times when the band didn’t seem to respond to changes in the show, appearing to miss some of the synchronization cues.
As with the daytime MagicBand+ interactions, we think the nighttime lighting with MagicBand+ will be very popular with kids who will be impressed to see their MagicBand+ react to the surroundings. For adults, seeing a couple of LEDs change color may not be so impressive in the era of Apple Watch and similar devices.
Watch the video below to see some highlights of the MagicBand+ in action. (4K YouTube)
Outside of EPCOT, MagicBand+ nighttime lighting works with Disney Enchantment fireworks at Magic Kingdom, and the Beacon of Magic projection shows at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Magic Kingdom.