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  • On Feb 18, 2019
    Crlos from Pernambuco Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    i bought 5 magic bands in 2016 and i wonder if it still works. We are going to disney parks in march (14, 15 & 16) and i would like to know if we can set the fastpass+ with our magic bands and what happens if they not work because of dead battery ?

    Hi Carlos,

    Your trip to the Walt Disney World Resort is just a few short weeks away! I bet you're getting SO excited! You are going to have a BLAST enjoying some of the same favorites that you experienced on your last trip while discovering incredible new lands, too, like Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. I'm excited for you!

    MagicBands are reusable and the batteries inside them are estimated to last for a couple of years, so it's definitely worth a try to see if they'll still work! In the meantime, I'd definitely encourage you to go ahead and make your FastPass+ selections! Your window is already open, so feel free to make three selections per day at one theme park ahead of time. Once you've enjoyed those three selections, you'll be able to make additional selections, one at a time, pending availability, at any of the theme parks by using the My Disney Experience app or an in-park kiosk. Your ability to make FastPass+ plans isn't contingent upon your MagicBands working, so don't worry about that. In fact, no data is actually stored on the MagicBands themselves. They simply link back to your My Disney Experience account where all of your theme park tickets, FastPass+ selections, and Disney PhotoPass photos are stored. If your old MagicBands no longer work, you'll be able to purchase new ones and link them to your account, or simply use the same cards that you'll use for your theme park tickets.

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Carlos, and please let us know if you have any other questions as you're preparing for your trip! I hope that you have a truly magical vacation!

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Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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