MagicBand+ on Friends; Main Street; pairing
  • On Oct 15, 2023
    Matthew from NJ 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 two plus years ago. How do I tell if they still work as I’m going to Disney world this December? Thank you. -Matt

    Hi there, Matt, and welcome to planDisney!

    MagicBands and MagicBands+ are hands down the BEST way to not worry about a thing while on a vacation at the Disney Parks. 

    While there isn’t a way to check if your trusty MagicBands work without being at the Resort, you’ll be happy to hear that these devices last just about 2-3 years. My own MagicBands still work, and they’re even older than that, Matt. I have a feeling that you’ll be good to go. 

    In the meantime, make sure that your MagicBands are activated in your My Disney Experience App. Go to the main menu (the three horizontal lines in the bottom right corner). Then select “MagicBands and More” and select “Pair Your MagicBand+.” This doesn’t necessarily check the battery, but at least you can double check that your bands are still active in the app before your trip.

    Hakuna Matata! (That means “no worries.”) Even if your MagicBands don’t work, you have a few options at your disposal. You can purchase new MagicBands and MagicBands+ from several shops around property, like from World of Disney at Disney Springs. Also, you can use Disney MagicMobile Service using your mobile device to scan into the theme parks and Lightning Lane entrances. I absolutely love using my connected Apple Watch to tap into the magic. 

    Matt, if you have any other questions about your upcoming adventure in December, please don’t be a stranger. Any one of us here at planDisney would love to help you iron out the details of your most magical vacation!

    Magic always, 
    LeAndra 
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Meet the Panelist: LeAndra, Florida

Hey, Mouseketeer! I'm LeAndra, a wife, mom of two, and content creator from beautiful Central Florida. I've lived near The Most Magical Place on Earth for my entire life; so, I like to say that I'm a Guardian of this galaxy! My love of all-things-Disney has also taken me on multiple cross-country road trips to Disneyland Resort and on a few flights over to Disneyland Paris. I am oh-so-grateful to be a part of your world by helping you plan your magical vacations.  Learn More About LeAndra

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