Cinderella Castle 50th Night
  • On Mar 30, 2022
    Chris from Surrey Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    HI, We got Magicbands back in 2019, used for 2 weeks and have been with us at home ever since. We are coming out in May - is there a way to check if they are still working? Thanks...

    Hey Howdy Hey Chris and welcome back to planDisney!

    Oh, the MagicBands! Such a great way to navigate your way through Walt Disney World Resort having everything linked to one device you carry around on your wrist. It's so much fun picking out the right one that will suit your Disney holiday personality for your trip as well! With all that they do have to offer, there are some downsides to them as well as new options for you to consider for your upcoming trip, so let's get into the details. 

    As great as MagicBands are, the one downfall that they have are the batteries. The general time frame for the batteries to last is around two years. After that, they are more of a souvenir as we are not able to change the batteries out, sadly. What you can do, is take them with you and at check-in, you can have the Cast Members test them out to see if they are working or not. 

    This may give you a grand opportunity to search for all the new things that Disney has to offer when it comes to MagicBands. There are so many to choose from throughout Disney parks and resorts as well as at the World of Disney store in Disney Springs that you can look into for your next trip. It is always the easy part to find them, the hard part is picking the right one! After you purchase the MagicBands, the Cast Member helping you can also activate it and link it to your account for immediate usage. 

    In the meantime, while you are looking for the right MagicBand, I did want to let you know about another option you might consider as well. Last Year Disney released the Disney MagicMobile Service available to use through your My Disney Experience app. With this option, you can create a free MagicMobile pass that works exactly like the MagicBands but works through your smart device! You will be able to open your room door, use it for charges and even tap into the parks all from a device you usually have with you. Super easy to use and also works interchangeably with the MagicBands. So if you wanted to test it out for a day or so feel free. If you decide to purchase a MagicBand at some point, you can and feel free to use either one throughout your stay!

    Best wishes on finding the right MagicBand for your next holiday to the Most Magical Place on Earth! If you have any further questions let us know, we love talking about all things Disney!

    Have a Magical Day, 

    Nick 
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Meet the Panelist: Nick, Ohio

Hey howdy hey, I’m Nick! My happy place will always be Walt Disney World Resort and is where we call “Home”, but we do vacation exclusively in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of the year. My happily ever after is shared with my 3 girls, my beautiful wife and my career in Physical Therapy. I love any excuse to talk about Walt Disney World Resort and am so excited to help you discover the Magic of the Resort. Learn More About Nick

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