• On Jul 14, 2019
    Paul from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are first generation magic bands still active and working in the parks and within my disney experience? TIA

    Hi Paul,
    Thanks for joining us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question!

    Oh how I love MagicBands! These fantastic, colorful little bracelets allow me to travel throughout the Walt Disney World Resort without having to worry about keys, cards, money or tickets...it's an all-in-one pixie-dusted powerhouse when you're staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.

    Paul, your first generation MagicBand will work if the batteries that are inside of them are still active.  The battery life is generally the limiting factor with these devices.  They should still be linked to your My Disney Experience account from a previous visit if you didn't delete them (I have more than I care to admit due to living close by and taking frequent weekend trips and they are all still there).

    If the batteries are dead, this is the perfect time to pick out a new, second generation MagicBand as a souvenir of your upcoming trip!

    If you are staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, a MagicBand is included with your reservation.  You may go into My Disney Experience to customize your MagicBand for your upcoming trip if this is the case.

    Have a fantastic time and come back and visit us again with any additional questions.

    Best Wishes,
    Amy S.
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Florida

I’ve grown up in Central Florida and have been visiting Disney Parks for over 30 years. Now that I’m a mom myself of a blended family with four kids, I love sharing Disney’s year-round special events with my family. Some of our favorite events are the Flower and Garden Festival, Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Let me help you plan something extraordinary for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Amy

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