• On Aug 22, 2020
    Michele 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.

    My friend and I are still in limbo about postponing our trip for the end of this upcoming September and pushing it back a year. however, we just got the email that our magic bands were sent out. Will they still work if we don’t open them until next year?

    Hi Michele,

    Thanks for stopping by to ask a question at planDisney! 

    Although I totally understand your uncertainty, you will be happy to know that your MagicBands should still be usable next year. When you receive those Magicbands, make sure they are linked in your My Disney Experience account and that they are listed as active. We always take an extra MagicBand with us on vacation just in case someone loses one while there. So far, I have been able to use my MagicBands for up to two years. 

    With that in mind, you can visit sooner or later. Even though I know you probably have many of your own personal considerations that may factor into your decision, I do suggest that you keep your eye on the operational updates, particularly the updates related to dining, resort hotels, and theme park experiences. And, if you have not done so already, be sure to make Disney Park Pass system and advanced dining reservations for this year's trip. If you decide to cancel the trip, just be sure to cancel those park pass and dining reservations!

    Michele, the Disney Parks Commitment to Health & Safety Measures is outstanding. We have a trip planned for November and are excited to get back to the magic even if that magic looks a little different. Sending you some pixie dust with possibility as you plan your next Incredible Disney Day!

    Magic and memories,
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