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  • On Feb 20, 2022
    Lori-ann from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! Our last trip was over 3 years ago. Will our old MagicBands still work after all that time? Thank you.

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Lori-Ann. I'm so glad you've stopped by to chit-chat about your upcoming vacation. It's just a few short weeks away. I bet you are getting so excited! 

    Lori-Ann, I would definitely dig out those old MagicBands and bring them along with you for your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation. Officially, Disney has said that MagicBands last for about 2 years. However, I have MagicBands from trips much longer ago than that and they are still going strong! Before your trip, I would log in to your MyDisneyExperience account and check to make sure that each MagicBand that you are wanting to use is still activated and ready to go. Once you are in your MyDisneyExperience account you'll hover your cursor over the MyDisneyExperience logo and this will open a drop-down menu. From there, select the "My MagicBands and Cards" option. Scroll down until you see the person you want to check the status of the MagicBand for and click on their icon. This will show you all of the MagicBands that have been assigned to that particular person. You'll know that the MagicBand you'd like to use for your upcoming trip is still activated if you see the option to "Deactivate" next to it. In this case, you would just leave it alone and bring it with you. If you see the option to "Activate" you'll want to select that to turn it back on. 

    If you get to Walt Disney World, Lori-Ann, and your MagicBands aren't working you have a few options. You can always purchase a new one and link it to your MyDisneyExpereince account super easily. The directions are on the back of the MagicBand packaging. You can find MagicBands at almost every merchandise store and kiosk around Walt Disney World. Each place has a different variety so be sure to keep an eye out for your favorite one. If you'd rather not purchase more MagicBands that's okay too. Everything that can be done with a MagicBand can also be done via your MyDisneyExperince app like scanning you into the Walt Disney World Theme Parks and opening up your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel room door. If you'd rather not have your phone out all of the time, you can also head up to the resort hotel's front desk and request a Keys To The World Card. These are complimentary and can be used to scan you into the theme parks and open your room door as well. 

    I hope you have the most magical time on your upcoming vacation, Lori-Ann. If you have any other questions, please feel free to stop back by and ask me

    Enjoy!
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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