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  • On Feb 22, 2023
    Cheryl from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    The last time we visited Walt Disney World was in 2018. According to My Disney Experience the MagicBands are still active. Is there anything we need to do to? It’s hard to believe that they still work after 5 years. Thank you!

    A very merry unbirthday to you, Cheryl!

    I'm so glad you followed the White Rabbit through Wonderland and found your way to planDisney today. We're all mad for Disney here, and it seems like you must be too. Hooray!

    Cheryl, I know it’s hard to believe that your MagicBands can still work after five years, but it’s absolutely true! I use several of my older MagicBands on each of my Walt Disney World Resort trips and have not had any issues. Since your MagicBands are still showing as “active” in your My Disney Experience account, you should be good to go. All of the functionalities at direct “Mickey-to-Mickey” touchpoints (think theme park entrances, scanning in for Lightning Lanes, the door to your Disney Resort hotel room, charging purchases during your stay, etc.) should still be operational.

    However, there’s a chance the long-range battery, which allows you to interact with various queues throughout the theme parks and automatically links your Disney PhotoPass attraction photos and videos to your My Disney Experience account, may no longer be working. Because of this, you may want to set up a Disney MagicMobile pass on your smart device as a backup system for linking your attraction photos and videos to your account. Just make sure you enable Bluetooth for the My Disney Experience mobile app in your device’s settings so your attraction photos and videos link to your Disney PhotoPass gallery properly.

    Cheryl, I hope this information helps. If you find yourself curiouser and curiouser about all the exciting new offerings at Walt Disney World Resort or if more questions pop up before your trip, feel free to step back through the planDisney looking glass.

    Keep painting the roses red,
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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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