Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Mar 28, 2022
    Audrey from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I check if my older Magic Band is effective before I come to Disney? And if so, how?

    Hello Audrey,

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. Your magical vacation is right around the corner!

    Magic Bands are so convenient to use in the parks and come in so many fun designs. I love packing and re-using a few of my favorites each time I return to Walt Disney World. Unfortunately, as far as I know, there is not a way to check to see if your Magic Band is still working prior to your arrival. When you arrive, if you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, stop at the Front Desk of your hotel lobby and ask a Cast Member to test it for you. If you are staying outside of Walt Disney World you can stop at Guest Relations in any of the parks and have a Cast Member Test it there. 

    In the meantime, did you know that your mobile device can have all of the same features as your Magic Band? You can enter the parks & Lightning Lanes, connect PhotoPass images to your account, and charge purchases. To get started, make sure your reservations and tickets are linked to your Disney account and get the My Disney Experience App on your mobile device. Once you've done that you can set up your Disney MagicMobile Pass in the app for yourself, and you can even create digital accounts for other members in your party. Then, when you are in the parks, you'll use your phone at the park entrances and Lightning Lane access points, much like you would scan your Magic Band.

    Hope this helps. Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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