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  • On Oct 20, 2022
    Linda from TX 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- The last time we went to Disney was 6 years ago and we still have our old magic bands and they are showing up on our account. Does this mean we can still use them and do not have to order new pricey bands?

    Welcome to planDisney, Linda!

    Planning a return visit to Walt Disney World Resort sounds like a fabulous way to finish out the year. You picked a fabulous time to visit! The holidays are a truly merry time across The Most Magical Place on Earth. Get ready for festive treats, larger-than-life Christmas trees, and you may even find a little snow on Main Street U.S.A.. When it comes to packing for your holiday adventure your MagicBand may be at the top of your list. Here's all you need to know about reusing a MagicBand, purchasing a new one, and even a few entrance options that don't require a MagicBand at all. 

    MagicBands from previous trips can be reused on a return visit. I do want to mention that the battery's health does deteriorate over time, and this may prevent video and attraction photos from linking to your My Disney Experience account. Should you prefer to purchase a new MagicBand or the MagicBand+ option you can find a variety of options in all four theme parks, at Disney Springs, and in most Walt Disney World Resort Collection hotel merchandise shops. And if you are a Guest at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you can preorder your bands at a discounted price through your My Disney Experience account! The new MagicBand+ options also include all new features in addition to all the MagicBand conveniences you know! You can interact with the theme parks in all new ways including virtual bounty hunting in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge or watching your band light up in sync with the new nighttime spectaculars. 

    Should you prefer not to use a MagicBand at all there are also some great options. You can pick up a complimentary Key to the Word Card at the front desk of your Walt Disney World Resort hotel or at the entrance of the theme parks. These cards can be linked to your account and used to enter the theme parks, open your resort hotel room door, and more. Disney MagicMobile Service is another complimentary option that is available through the My Disney Experience app. Disney MagicMobile Service offers many of the same convenient features of a MagicBand, right from your smartphone. To set up Disney MagicMobile Service open the My Disney Experience app and tap the three bars at the bottom of the screen. Choose the Disney MagicMobile tile and follow the remaining promts. Setup only takes a few moments and you won't even need to unlock your phone when using this service at the parks. It works like, well...magic!

    I hope your upcoming adventure is merry and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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