We got the MagicBand+ and tested it out, here’s what we think…
The new MagicBand+ is here, and we went out and bought them to test out in the parks. When looking at the list of things guests can experience with the new bands, they look great. But are they worth the hefty price tag of $44.99?
I’m going to cut right to the chase here… no. Not even close. Outside of Bounty Hunting in Galaxy’s Edge, the band is pretty underwhelming. The Fab 50 challenge is fun, but ultimately not worth it to me.
As of right now, the MagicBand+ only adds three new features – “Dazzling Interactions (make the 50th statues play a 5 second song), Bounty Hunting, and “Shine Bright at Nighttime Spectaculars”. I’m honestly not going to bother you with the last feature as it is quite honestly pointless. (Anyone remember the Glow With The Show flop a few years ago?)
Star Wars fans would love the Bounty Hunting feature. Once I completed my first bounty, I was ready to spend at least an hour or two hunting. This feature is fun, but with no real reward becomes a little boring… If they added a shop or way to redeem your in-game credits for something I think it would add an even more special element to the game.
Of course the purchase and usage of the new MagicBand+ is entirely up to you. Some may find the Fab 50 challenge fun, and some might think Bounty Hunting alone is worth the price tag. I think they are a great option, but the price does not match the experience.
Have you used the new MagicBand+? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.