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  • On Apr 29, 2022
    Paula from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I bought magic bands in March 2020 for a vacation that never happened. Can I use them now for my trip June 2022

    Hey there, Paula! This is such a great question - and one that has kind of an iffy answer.

    First, I'm sorry you had to postpone your vacation to Walt Disney World, but the good news is, you'll be able to enjoy the 50th Anniversary Celebration during your trip. That's like a spoonful of sugar making the cancellation a bit easier to take.

    Now with those MagicBands. The bands last just about two years, and since you are at the two-year point, there's a chance they won't work. If I were you, especially since you've never used the bands, I'd skip purchasing new ones right now, bring the ones you have from your other trip, and try them out. The worst thing that will happen is they don't work, but with the tickets linked to your My Disney Experience account, you'll be able to use your smartphone. With Disney MagicMobile Service, you can just pull your theme park tickets up on your phone, open your resort room door, and even check out your Disney PhotoPass photos. 

    If you find that you prefer the MagicBands, you'll find them available at most of the resort gift shops and front desks, and throughout the theme parks. You'll be able to replace the ones you have when you get there.

    I hope you have a magical, memorable vacation, Paula!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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