Port Orleans Resort French Quarter Pool
  • On Aug 1, 2022
    Lloyd from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are arriving on August 24 at POFQ. We have two active magic bands that we received for a previous trip that was cancelled. We received them in 2019 and they were never used are they still viable for our upcoming trip?

    Welcome to planDisney Lloyd!

    Your magical Walt Disney World vacation is just around the corner! You must be so excited! You will be staying at one of my very favorite resorts. Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter is so charming and is just a quick walk from its sister resort, Riverside. Make sure to take a stroll down the Sassagoula River to check it out! 

    To check if your MagicBand is still active, head to DisneyWorld.com. Under the "My Disney Experience" tab, select "My Magic Bands and Cards." You will see a list of your MagicBands. Make sure your bands are listed as "Active." If your bands are active, you should be good to go! 

    So now for the maybe bad news. The expected battery life on a MagicBand is about 2 years, so your bands might not work. However, give them a try as I have older MagicBands that still have a bit of pixie dust in them and work just fine! 

    Hakuna Matata, no worries if your bands have lost their magic! One option is to buy the new MagicBand+. These are super fun, interactive MagicBands that have all the same capabilities as the classic bands, but with more magic. They are even rechargeable. 

    Another option is Disney MagicMobile Service. Use your phone for everything as you would a MagicBand, including accessing your Theme Park Tickets, opening the door to your room, and making charges to your account. 

    Your final option is to go "old school" and stop by the front desk of your resort and pick up a card that will do it all! So many options, and all are interchangeable so try everything until you find what is the most convenient.

    One last tip - do not miss the delicious made to order beignets at your resort. What a treat!
    Let the countdown to your Walt Disney World vacation begin!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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