MagicBand+ pairing with Smart Phone; Minnie Mouse band
  • On Nov 20, 2023
    Stephanie 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.

    Hi! I’m coming to DisneyWorld in December 2023 and have a Magic Band from October 2016, would that still work? Also, I’m looking to buy a Magic Band for my sister but was do you have any of the Magic Band 2 products available or only the new plus?

    Hiya Stephanie,

    Welcome to planDisney! For someone who has visited the Most Magical Place on Earth as much as I have, it is not surprising that I have a lot of MagicBands in my house. Each trip, we go through our box of MagicBands and decide if we want to pre-order a new one or use one from the box.

    No matter when you last used or purchased your MagicBand (or how old the MagicBand is), as long as it is linked to your My Disney Experience account, you can reuse it for every trip. To check if the MagicBand you want to use is still active, you will need to log into your My Disney Experience Account. Once you do that, select “My MagicBands and Cards.” Click the arrow next to your name, and every MagicBand or card associated with your profile should appear. Compare the ID number on the back of your MagicBand to the listed MagicBands to confirm it is still active and linked to your account. If you see it, there is nothing else you need to do; your tickets will be automatically accessible on your MagicBand (and every other MagicBand on the list). If you don’t see your MagicBand and still want to see it, scroll to the bottom of the page, and you can link it to your account.

    Now, about your second question, Stephanie. Great news! If you want a MagicBand 2 rather than a MagicBand+, you can still pre-order one for your sister. If you have a Walt Disney World Resort Vacation Package (that includes a stay at Walt Disney World Resort Collection Hotel), there are a select few MagicBand 2 options currently available for pre-order. You will need to scroll through all of the MagicBand+ options since they are listed at the end of the carousel. You can also find a small selection on shopDisney (including the Orange Bird one that always makes me smile).

    I hope this was helpful and you are ready for your upcoming trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth! Have the most fantastic time, and let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.

    Happy Planning!

    Ashley F.
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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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