PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 7/27/22 (MagicBand+ Debuts to Mediocre Interest & Confused Guests, Vault Collection Merchandise, & More)

Royal greetings from Magic Kingdom! MagicBand+ debuts today and we’re excited to see all of the new designs offered so let’s go see them!

Magic Kingdom Photo Report 727221 scaled

There was already a small crowd around them at the Emporium once we were let in the park. Although it looks like it, it was pretty calm and the Cast Members were great at answering questions and keeping the shelves stocked.

Magic Kingdom Photo Report 727224 scaled

There were over 30 designs available, minus the super popular Partners Statue 50th design, which did not seem to be launched at any of the parks but was available online.

Magic Kingdom Photo Report 727223 scaled

Look at this cute Orange Bird band!

Magic Kingdom Photo Report 727222 scaled

Charging cables were also available for guests to purchase, although the bands do come with their own charging cables. Many guests were standing around the Emporium needing assistance from Cast Members to help link their bands.

Magic Kingdom Photo Report 727225 scaled

After we picked our designs, we made our way out to the hub to see if the bands were being used. Lines at Guest Relations and Guest Experience kiosks weren’t too bad. Many guests were not aware they needed to charge and update their bands after purchasing.

Magic Kingdom Photo Report 727226 scaled

Not many people were waving to the statues throughout the day, and we passed quite a few parties that did not understand how it worked or knew they needed the Play Disney app to take part in the Fab 50 Quest.

Magic Kingdom Photo Report 7272218 scaled

Play Disney app signs were added to the Mickey and Minnie statues in the hub with a QR code inviting them to get the app. Make sure your band is charged for this! It may drain your phone or battery power pretty quickly.

Magic Kingdom Photo Report 7272215 scaled
Magic Kingdom Photo Report 7272214 scaled

We popped over to TRON to see what progress is being made there and saw a rather large new construction vehicle on the site.

Magic Kingdom Photo Report 7272211 scaled
Magic Kingdom Photo Report 7272210 scaled

Work is progressing at Tomorrowland Light & Power Co., which is now scheduled to close during the refurbishment period starting August 1.

Magic Kingdom Photo Report 727227 scaled

Big Top Souvenirs in Storybook Circus has some new candy treats! Lightning McQueen has some lemon and cherry gummy steering wheels, and Minnie Mouse is featured on sour taffy pieces.

Magic Kingdom Photo Report 7272217 scaled

Throughout the day, we noticed our band randomly vibrating in places where it probably shouldn’t. Like Sir Mickey’s?

Magic Kingdom Photo Report 7272216 scaled

Arggh! These new Pirates of the Caribbean shorts and shot glass are out at Plaza del Sol Caribe Bazaar at the exit of the attraction.

Magic Kingdom Photo Report 7272213 scaled
Magic Kingdom Photo Report 7272212 scaled

It was time to head out! So we made our way over to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, where some new Vault Collection pieces were available to purchase.

Magic Kingdom Photo Report 727229 scaled

A shirt, loose-fitting pants, and 15th anniversary terry skirt are on the shelves here.

Magic Kingdom Photo Report 727228 scaled
Magic Kingdom Photo Report 7272219 scaled

We took a walk along the beach to check on the progress of the walkway. Work is still underway on a small portion of the path connecting the beach to the dock.

Magic Kingdom Photo Report 7272220 scaled

We’re grabbing a Dole whip and hanging out on the beach; thanks for following along!

For the latest Disney Parks news and info, follow WDW News Today on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

The post PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 7/27/22 (MagicBand+ Debuts to Mediocre Interest & Confused Guests, Vault Collection Merchandise, & More) appeared first on WDW News Today.