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  • On Feb 6, 2023
    William from LA 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 you charge a plain magic band? Mine did not come with a charging cord.

    Hi William, and welcome to planDisney! 

    It looks like you’re powering up for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation, and I’m more than happy to help! The MagicBand and MagicBand+ really come in handy at the theme parks and beyond, so it’s great to hear that you have one ready to go for your adventure. 

    Once you’ve linked your MagicBand and MagicBand+, you can enter the theme parks (with a valid ticket and theme park reservation), charge purchases to your resort hotel folio, scan for PhotoPass Service photographs. Of all of my vacation items, this device is what I use the most, and you can see why! 

    If you have a MagicBand and didn’t receive a charging cable, Hakuna Matata (no worries)! These waterproof devices do not need to be charged at all, so no need for a daily plug-in. The internal battery will last up to two years, but honestly, my own have lasted twice as long as that. Woohoo! My husband still has his olive green MagicBand, and he loves it because he can get up and go without taking the band off of a charger. 

    On the flip side, if you’d like to tap into more cool features, a MagicBand+ is the way to go. Like the MagicBand, they come in a variety of designs, but they are capable of a lot more. They can interact with your surroundings and have gesture recognition capabilities. In order to do all of these fun light-up displays and haptics, it does need to be charged via a charging cable every 1-2 days during your vacation.

    AN EXTRA GEM: Although your MagicBand doesn’t need charging, I strongly recommend packing a portable charger in your theme park day bag. This will come in handy in case your phone’s battery gets low throughout the day from capturing all of your magical memories or from using the My Disney Experience app. 

    If you need any further Disney vacation planning questions, be sure to revisit us here at planDisney! 

    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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