• On Jan 7, 2017
    Linda 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 can a magic band be used? I have some from 2 years ago and going again, will they work?

    Hi, Linda! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I’m glad you brought us your question. 

    Don’t you just love MagicBands? The convenience of having all your reservations, tickets, FastPass+ reservations and even your room key in this wearable technology; it's real life magic! I have some MagicBands that are a little over 2 years old that still work. I've asked some Cast Members how long they think those will continue to work and they have told me that 2 years is about what they have seen, but to keep trying mine since they are working just fine. Given that yours are two years old, I'd have a backup plan just in case, but they might absolutely still work.

    Make sure, before you arrive, to log into your My Disney Experience account, look in your MagicBands and cards tab to make sure they are active. It will display which ones are and if they say inactive it's super easy to activate them again right there. 

    If you arrive and your MagicBands aren't working, Hakuna Matata! No worries! If you have a hotel reservation at one of the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, you will receive new ones. If not, you can purchase some new ones at select locations throughout the Resort and at Disney Springs. You can even customize them at select locations too. There are some super cute ones you will absolutely love! 

    I hope you have a wonderful trip! Come back and see us again soon! 

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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