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  • On Jan 26, 2023
    Randy from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I don't see a way to charge Magic Bands (not "+"). There's no USB port that I can see. Is it hidden in the wrist band holder?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Randy!

    Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's off to Walt Disney World Resort you go! I bet you're more than a little excited your vacation is just around the riverbend. Before you know it, you'll be standing right in the middle of Main Street, U.S.A with a Mickey Pretzel in hand. With the fun of the 50th Anniversary Celebration and the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts to look forward to, you're sure to have a swell time!

    Unfortunately, the MagicBand+ is the only iteration of MagicBand that is rechargeable at this time. This is why you do not see a charging port of any kind on your MagicBand. Not to worry though! Your MagicBand still has many of the same functionalities of the MagicBand+ and will be just as useful during your upcoming trip. You can use it to open your Disney Resort hotel room door, enter the theme parks, check in at Lightning Lane entrances and virtual queues, link your Disney PhotoPass photos, and charge purchases to your Disney Resort hotel room during your stay. You can even wear it while you’re enjoying pool time at your Resort, because it is waterproof.

    While it’s not rechargeable, your MagicBand can be used again during future Walt Disney World Resort trips, as it will remain linked to your My Disney Experience account. Even if the long-range battery that automatically links Disney PhotoPass attraction pictures and videos to your account wears out, the other functionalities should remain intact. If you were hoping to own a MagicBand that you can recharge, perhaps consider purchasing a MagicBand+ during your time here. They make for a great souvenir and can be linked and used right away.

    Randy, there's a great, big, beautiful tomorrow waiting for you at Walt Disney World Resort! Enjoy your trip, and stop by again if we can be of further assistance.

    See ya real soon,
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Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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