MagicBand+ pairing with Smart Phone; Minnie Mouse band
  • On Nov 27, 2023
    Patrick from NC 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 granddaughter has a magic band from 2018. Can it be updated with new trips and how do we charge it?

    Hiya Patrick,

    Welcome to planDisney! Visiting Walt Disney World Resort with your granddaughter will be so much fun. I hope you all enjoy the holiday decorations, EPCOT’s International Festival of the Holidays, and making many core memories together.

    Patrick, the great news about MagicBands is that if it is linked to your My Disney Experience account (or your granddaughter’s My Disney Experience account) and active, it can be reused for your upcoming trip. One thing to note, Patrick, is that the MagicBand cannot have ever been associated with someone else’s account for it to be used by your little Mouseketeer. To double-check that your granddaughter’s MagicBand is active:

    1. Log into the MyDisney Experience Account with which your granddaughter’s MagicBand is associated.

    2. Select “My MagicBands and Cards” from the drop-down menu in the top right.

    3. Click the arrow next to your granddaughter’s name, and all of the MagicBands and cards associated with your granddaughter’s account will appear.

    4. Verify that the ID on the back of MagicBand matches one of the listed options, and if it does (and it is listed as active), then your granddaughter is good to use it for your vacation.

    5. Any theme park tickets assigned to her will be automatically linked to all active cards and MagicBands.

    Before I let you go, Patrick, let me answer your final question about charging the MagicBand. If your granddaughter’s MagicBand is one of the older generation MagicBands (not a MagicBand+), it does not require charging. The internal batteries are advertised to last up to two years; in my experience, they last way longer than that. I hope this was helpful, Patrick! As you continue finalizing your previous details for your upcoming trip, please come back and see us if you need anything else.

    Happy Planning!

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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