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  • On Jul 22, 2023
    Charles 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.

    How long are the Genie bracelets good for?

    Hi Charles, welcome to planDisney!

    Magical accessories are my weakness. Minnie ears, purses with characters, and pixie-dusted jewelry bring me joy and express my personality. MagicBands are the magical accessories that let me tap in at theme park entry and with Disney PhotoPass photographers. They also work with Disney Genie+ service to grant access at Lightning Lane entrances. My favorite "Genie bracelet" (love the nickname!) is the MagicBand that I've had for over 5 years with a black band and multi-colored Mickey heads - it goes with everything!

    Newer MagicBand+ designs must be linked to a My Disney Experience account, paired with a mobile device, and fully charged before use. In my experience, they last one park day with a full charge. Older MagicBand designs are not rechargeable and these bands' lifespan is about 2-3 years. After the long-range battery dies, you can still use your MagicBand to tap in at theme park entry, but certain advanced features may no longer work. For example, your attraction photos may not automatically link to your My Disney Experience account. When I use my 5-year-old MagicBand in the parks, I always make sure I also have Bluetooth enabled on my phone for the My Disney Experience mobile app. 

    As long as a MagicBand appears as "Active" on the MagicBands and Cards page of your My Disney Experience account, it can be used for all current and future Walt Disney World Resort vacations. MagicBands can also be used interchangeably with other active MagicBands in your account as fashion dictates.

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with such a great question, Charles. Hope to see you again real soon!

    Choose magic,
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