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  • On Sep 27, 2023
    Charlotte from Hants Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will you ever make magic band’s complimentary again? I sure hope you do but if not, can you use your magic bands from past trips on your future trips or do you have to buy new ones? I really hope you will consider making them free for on-site guests again.

    Hello there, Charlotte!

    Like you, I still have my collection of Disney bands from years past and cherish each one based on the memories my family made on particular Walt Disney World Resort vacations.  

    At this time, I’m not aware of any plans to make Disney bands complimentary. However, if you are looking for another mode of entry into the theme parks, you can use the complimentary Disney MagicMobile service through the My Disney Experience mobile app or a physical ticket from a ticket window at any of the four theme parks to enter the theme parks with a valid theme park ticket. If you plan on using the Disney MagicMobile service to enter the parks, I suggest setting this up on your mobile device before you arrive by selecting the three horizontal bars in the bottom right corner of the app and selecting “Disney MagicMobile.” Here’s a pro tip: you can customize your Pass style to feature your favorite theme park, attractions, and characters. 

    Charlotte, if you still have Disney bands from previous trips, I’m happy to share that you’ll still be able to use them as long as they are still associated with your account and the battery is still functional. You can check if the Disney band is linked to your account in the My Disney Experience mobile app by selecting the three horizontal bars in the bottom right corner of the app and “Magic Bands and More” from the menu. Next, select your name to confirm that the Disney band number listed in your account matches the number listed on the back of the Disney band. You’ll also want to make sure that the Disney band you plan on using says “Activated” and “Ready to Use” under it. 

    I'm not sure if you've seen this already, but the new Disney band has fun features that will make your vacation even more immersive. The latest version of the Disney band offers customizable light patterns, Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunter experiences in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, gesture recognition at certain locations, and vibrations that sync up with different experiences. Thanks again for reaching out and sharing this feedback.

    May the magic be with you!

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Meet the Panelist: Melanie, Maryland

Hello there! I'm Melanie - a Walt Disney World Resort-loving Jersey girl living in Maryland with my Jedi Brewmaster husband and Bluey lookalike dog. Before I was even born, I grew up taking multigenerational vacations with my family at Disney's Beach Club Resort. The Disney force has grown stronger in my family since we took an adults-only voyage aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Whether you want to feel like a Disney Princess or a Jedi-in-training, I can't wait to help you plan a harmonious vacation. Learn More About Melanie

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