• On Mar 18, 2018
    Jason from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Am I able to purchase any generation magic band for my trip? My family & I are staffing off Disney property and will be getting tickets instead of bands. I would rather use a MagicBand if possible.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jason!

    MagicBands are a magical, wearable technology that becomes your key to the kingdom during your enchanted visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. Once your MagicBand is linked to your My Disney Experience account, your theme park tickets, Fastpass+, Disney PhotoPass photos, and more, will all work together with your MagicBand during your visit.

    Jason, I think by any generation you are referring to older MagicBands? If so, if they are purchased new and have never been linked to another guest, in theory they should work. MagicBands do have an internal battery that should last about 2-years. They will still work past that time like a hard ticket card does. But the extra magic of an operating MagicBand, like those awesome ride videos that pop into your PhotoPass account, might not work if the battery is not working and there’s no way to test that beforehand. 

    For that reason, I recommend purchasing a new one! You can purchase MagicBands before you arrive online at Shop Disney, and once you arrive, at many retail locations throughout the resort, like at the theme park gift shops, and Disney Springs.

    I hope this information is helpful! If you have any additional questions or need planning advice, please don’t hesitate to stop by. 

    See ya real soon,

    Emille ºoº
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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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