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  • On Aug 3, 2022
    Danielle 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.

    Is there a way to check the battery power of previously used MagicBands online or by calling the company? I do not want to wait until we get to the hotel to find out ours don't have any more power.

    Hey there, hi there, Danielle! Thank you for your question.

    I like to start out my Walt Disney World vacations knowing I have all of my Donald Ducks in a row, so I totally get why this question is important to you. It can add some frustration right at the start of your trip to have a little hiccup right at the entrance to the park.

    Although there isn't a way to check the battery life in the Disney MagicBands without scanning them in, I can tell you that they generally have about two years before the battery dies. If your last trip was within that time frame, you may be in luck.

    If you're outside that two-year mark, not to worry. We've got options. 

    The brand new Disney MagicBand+ has the ability to be recharged, which I think is an awesome feature. Once you fall in love with a style, you know it'll be yours for future trips without having to worry about the battery life. I also love the haptic vibrations and the LED lights on the new MagicBand+. The interactive nature adds a whole new level of fun we didn't have with the older MagicBands.

    Another option is to use Disney MagicMobile Service. This works a lot like the MagicBand, except everything is done right on your smartphone. You can open resort room doors, scan into the theme parks, and charge things to your account.

    Danielle, I hope one of these options works for you.

    Have a magical moment filled vacation!
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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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