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  • On Sep 18, 2019
    Lynda from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How long are Magic Bands good for? I'm not interested in it's long range ability but rather entering the park, rides, and fast passes? We have bands that were purchased three years ago will they still work?

    Hello, Lynda! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I’ve been so impressed with the longevity of my and my family’s MagicBands. We have ones from 2015 that still work! While there isn’t an absolute guarantee that yours will still work as well, I would be more surprised if they didn’t.

    MagicBands are such a wonderful convenience for enjoying your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. The simple act of tapping your MagicBand to gain admission to the Theme Parks, redeem your FastPass+ experiences and scan for the PhotoPass photographers is so much nicer than having to fish out and fumble with admission cards. 

    Did you know that as a Guest at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, a complimentary MagicBand is included for each Guest on your reservation? And Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guests can connect their MagicBands with their hotel room folio to make charges for purchases within the Theme Parks, redeem their Disney Dining Plan credits, and even unlock their hotel room door! 

    In the unlikely event your MagicBands no longer work, Lynda, there are tons of new options available for purchase at most Walt Disney World Resort shops, too. We tend to pick up new ones during each visit just because we love collecting them!

    Enjoy your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth, Lynda! Please let us know if there are any additional questions we can answer for you.

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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