• Nicholas Eyman

New Year Changes



Happy New Year! We wish everyone to have a fun, safe, and healthy 2021. If you’re tired of your four walls and itching to get away in 2021, you’re not alone. Recent polls within the travel industry suggest that most Americans will be traveling this coming year. If you plan on visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth, pay attention to some changes being implemented by the Walt Disney World Company. Walt Disney has already implemented standard COVID-19 protective measures to ensure all guests' safety. This New Year, we will see two logistical changes, including Magical Extras and Magic Bands.


On January 1, 2021, the Walt Disney World Company will no longer offer complimentary MagicBands to resorts guests with a valid reservation. If you already have an existing resort reservation, the Walt Disney World Travel Company sent out communication regarding their MagicBand service for your upcoming resort stay. The Walt Disney World Company will issue a Key to the World card that can be picked up at your resort's front desk. Just like the MagicBand service, this card will allow the guest access to theme park entry, hotel room entry, and charges for purchases made to your resort hotel room. As always, the guest may decline the Key to the World Card and use a MagicBand from a past trip or purchase a new BagicBand pre-arrival and/or during the guest's resort stay.


Also, beginning on January 1, 2021, the Walt Disney World Company will no longer be mailing Magical Extras and Souvenir Luggage Tags. Guests with a reservation and staying at one of the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels will pick up these items at the front desk anytime during their stay.



2020 Magical Extras Card included:

  • Four vouchers for miniature golf at Fantasia Gardens or Winter Summerland

  • Four vouchers for the ESPN Wide World of Sports.

  • Splitsville Luxury Lanes Discount —Get 10% off bowling & 10% off the purchase of food and non-alcoholic beverages, and 10% off the non-discounted price of merchandise at Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney). (Not valid with other discounts or offers; block-out dates may apply)


Discounts On Places To Eat:

  • Earl of Sandwich - Receive a 10% Discount on the purchase of food and non-alcoholic beverages at Earl of Sandwich at Disney Springs Marketplace. Valid for dine-in only. Gratuity not included.

  • Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop: Receive a 10% discount or $1 off any Specialty Sundae at Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop at Disney Springs Marketplace. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

  • House of Blues Discount—Receive a 20% discount on the purchase of food and non-alcoholic beverages during lunch or dinner at House of Blues at Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney). (Valid for dine-in only; excludes Quick-Service location; discount limited to 6 Guests per party.)

  • Joffrey's Coffee and Tea Company —Get a 20% discount on your entire purchase at Joffrey's Coffee and Tea Company locations at Walt Disney World Resort.

  • Planet Hollywood Observatory - Save $15 discount on the purchase of food and non-alcoholic beverages during lunch or dinner at Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs Marketplace. Valid for dine-in only. Gratuity not included.

  • Wolfgang Puck Express: Receive a 10% discount on the purchase of food and non-alcoholic beverages during breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Wolfgang Puck Express at Disney Springs Marketplace. Offer not valid for merchandise.


Discounts On Places To Shop:

  • Basin: Receive 10% off your entire purchase (excluding sale items) at Basin at Disney Springs Marketplace or Basin White in Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

  • Coca-Cola Store -Save 15% on purchases of $30 or more in the Disney Springs store. Not valid at the rooftop beverage bar or for photography services.

  • Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers Discount - Get 10% off purchases at the Arribas Brothers store at Disney Springs Marketplace (formerly Downtown Disney), Magic Kingdom, and Epcot. Excludes glassblowing custom/special orders (torch and furnace work); exceptions apply and discount not applicable to shipping charges. Some other restrictions apply.

  • Edward Beiner Purveyor of Fine Eyewear - 15% discount on merchandise; cannot be combined with other offers.

  • Erwin Pearl - Save 10% on the purchase of $150 or more. Certain exclusions apply.

  • Origins: Receive 10% off a non-discounted merchandise. Cannot be combined with any other discount or offers. Exclusions may apply.

  • Pro Shops at Walt Disney World Golf - Buy one and get one half off Walt Disney World Golf apparel at Pro Sops located at Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course, Disney’s Palm Golf Course, and Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course. Not valid in conjunction with other discounts or promotions.

  • Rinse Bath & Body Co—Receive one complimentary Pucker Stick lip balm with any $5.00 purchase.

  • Sanuks: Receive 20% off non-discounted price of merchandise.

  • Sugarboo & Co: Receive 10% off non-discounted merchandise. Cannot be combined with any other discount or offers. Exclusions may apply.

  • UGG: Receive 10% off non-discounted merchandise. Cannot be combined with any other discount or offers. Exclusions may apply.

  • Volcom - Receive 15% off non-discounted merchandise. Cannot be combined with any other discount or offers. Exclusions may apply.


These two little changes don’t come as a surprise. Disney navigated a tough year with shutdowns, layoffs, and loss of profit never seen before in the company's history. The upcoming months will shed light on any changes in the near future. Discounts, promotions, and major changes are typically released within the first two months, so we will keep you informed of all new announcements.


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