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  • On Oct 18, 2019
    Jeanette from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have a ID bracelet that is one of the first ones they used. It is smaller that the ones they have now. Can it still be used on my next trip to Disneyworld?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jeanette! Thanks for sending me your question.

    I, too, still have the first MagicBand I purchased back in 2015! Although these first-generation MagicBands should still work for short-range uses (for admission via the tapstiles at the front of the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks and for FastPass+ redemption), they probably won’t work for long-range uses such as PhotoPass photos and videos for attractions like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and the Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom Park or Slinky Dog Dash at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

    Although the first generation of MagicBands are a thinner width than the current versions, they are a little bulkier. One of the major advantages of purchasing a new MagicBand2 is that its center icon is removable and interchangeable. This means you can keep the band you love and just swap out the center piece if its battery dies. It also means you can use something like a MagicKeepers Lanyard Medal clipped to your bag or belt loop if you’d prefer not to wear it on your wrist.

    Check out the current selection on as well as at any of the Walt Disney World Resort shops. And if you’re a Guest at an official Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you’ll receive a brand new MagicBand at no additional charge!

    Enjoy your next visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth, Jeanette. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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