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  • On Nov 7, 2023
    Jean from CA 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 the Disney band fully charged when received?

    Ahoy Jean!

    Thanks for sailing by planDisney. It's always nice to "sea" a new face. I'm happy to help as you prepare for your magical adventure this weekend.

    If you've pre-ordered DisneyBand+ and have already received them you'll want to open the packaging and make sure your bands are fully charged before you link them to your Disney Cruise Line account. The battery life will vary depending on your individual usage but a fully charged band that is illuminated with a green ring should last between 1-3 days. When I use my MagicBand+ for my Disney Parks visits I just make a habit of charging my band and my phone every night while I rest up for the next day's adventures. Pro tip- your MagicBand+ can be used on eligible Disney Cruise Line itineraries and your DisneyBand+ can be used at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort after your sailing.

    DisneyBand+ technology was not yet available on our Disney Wish sailing earlier this year, but I'm really looking forward to using it on my next itinerary. I love the convenience of being able to make purchases or open my Stateroom door with a quick hands-free tap. My pal Prince recently completed a Disney Cruise Line itinerary and said the DisneyBand+ interactive features made his cruise experience even more fun! 

    If you are waiting until you are aboard the ship to purchase a DisneyBand+, you'll also need to charge your band completely before first use. The bands often come with a small charge but will need to be fully charged to enjoy full functionality.

    I hope this was helpful Jean. If we can offer any additional last-minute tips as you prepare for your cruise please stop back and let us know. 

    Bon voyage!
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Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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