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  • On Feb 18, 2023
    Melinda from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I know if my band has battery life? There is no button on the back because it’s an older band. Also how do I turn on the magic band + for my older band ? I have tried to in the app and all it’s says it this band is currently linked ?

    Hey, hey Melinda, and welcome to planDisney; this most magical place to get the answers you need for your Disney vacations. Your April trip is so close. Are you excited to see the topiaries on display at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival? I can't wait!

    This is a great question because I want to reuse MagicBands as much as possible. I have so many decor design bands with classic characters and even one from the 2015 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party that howls when activated. It is my very favorite.

    The typical battery life of a MagicBand or MagicBand 2 is about two years and there is no indicator of how much battery life remains. I have some which lasted longer and some a bit shorter. Also, MagicBand and MagicBand 2 may not be converted to MagicBand+ but the good news is that MagicBand+ can be recharged. Once you own and link a MagicBand+ you will get to take advantage of some really special features. Be sure to search for the gold statuettes for the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection found inside all four theme parks and track down the most "wanted" in the galaxy during Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    planDisney Pro Tip: You can customize your MagicBand+ including changes to the sensitivity level, vibration intensity, and LED-light settings for your theme park adventures.

    I am happy to help answer more questions to help make your vacation "practically perfect in every way."

    Melinda, enjoy making many Magical Memories.
    ~Jason
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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