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  • On Sep 23, 2018
    Michael from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    how long does the Magic Band batteries last? If I received a Magic Band on my visit back in 2016, will I be able to still use them with a new ticket purchase in 2020?

    Hello Michael, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I just love to collect MagicBands! This stylish piece of technology does so much when you visit the Walt Disney World Resort. They allow you to access your theme park admission tickets, redeem FastPass+ experiences, add photos to your Memory Maker account. If you are a guest staying at a select Disney Resort Hotel, they can unlock the door to your room and allow you to charge food and merchandise to your hotel account.

    Unfortunately, the single-use batteries in a MagicBand are only good for approximately 2 years. So if you have a MagicBand from 2016, it’s days are numbered. Hakuna Matata, anytime you are a guest at a select Disney Resort Hotel, you will always receive a new complimentary MagicBand with a new reservation. I have grown attached to several of my special event and limited edition MagicBands. They will make great bracelets in the future. But I am also looking forward to what will become available in the years to come online and in the Shop Disney Parks app with the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the new attractions that will be opening in the next few years.

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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