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  • On Jun 11, 2022
    Jill from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I activate an old MagicBand?

    Hey there, Jill! Thanks for stopping by planDisney!

    It sounds like you're planning yet another magical stay at the Walt Disney World Resort! You're in for some out-of-this-world fun this time around! Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind recently opened in EPCOT, taking Guests on a thrilling race through space with Rocket, Groot and the rest of the crew! I was lucky enough to give this ride a test run already. I'd take on this adventure coaster again and again and again if I could! I hope you can check it out!

    Great news, Jill. You do not need to do anything to activate a MagicBand used on a previous trip! As long as the MagicBand is registered to you personally (if you used it on your last trip, it is registered to you), then you're good to go! If you'd like to double-check, open up your My Disney Experience Mobile App and tap the menu button in the bottom right corner. Scroll down to "My Profile," then select "MagicBands & Cards." Click the section labeled "Your MagicBands & Cards" and you'll see a list of any MagicBands linked to your account. The list will show serial numbers from each MagicBand. As long as the serial number listed matches the one on the back of your MagicBand and that particular number says "Active" next to it, you're ready to set off on your magical journey!

    Jill, MagicBands are my favorite Mouseketool of all time! I love the convenience of storing all my information and plans in one place.. on my wrist! It makes it so much easier to scan into the theme parks each day, make purchases, unlock my Disney Resort Hotel room door, scan into my Lightning Lane reservations and more! Though I'm not sure when you plan to visit, I did want to mention that we're expecting a new and improved version of our favorite little gadget, the MagicBand+ to be released this summer! MagicBand+ will be more of an interactive experience, with special lighting effects, gesture recognition and more!

    Have a magical day,

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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