MagicBand+ on Friends; Main Street; pairing
  • On Dec 19, 2023
    Lauren from FL 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 do the new magic bands take to charge?

    Hi Lauren, 

    Welcome to planDisney! As soon as I arrive at Walt Disney World Resort, I am ready to snap on my MagicBand+ and begin my vacation. 

    If you purchased a new MagicBand+, it should come with a partial charge. If you have time, I recommend fully charging your MagicBand+ and pairing it to your account before your arrival. You may need to update the MagicBand+ after it is linked. In my experience, it usually takes around 90 minutes to fully charge your MagicBand+ if starting from a low battery. I have found that charging my MagicBand+ overnight is enough to make the magic last from rope drop to fireworks the following day. 

    I like to carry a portable battery in my park bag, so I include the USB charging cable that comes with my MagicBand+ as well, just in case. You can see the battery level of your MagicBand+ in your My Disney Experience mobile app under “MagicBands and More,” or by pressing the button on the back of your MagicBand to make the face light with the color that corresponds to the battery level. Green indicates high battery, yellow is low battery, and red means no battery. Keep in mind that your MagicBand+ may interact with attractions around the theme parks, so if your band pulsates red with an “aura of foreboding,” double-check your battery level in your My Disney Experience app before thinking your battery is depleted! 

    Even if you have low or no battery, you can still use your MagicBand+ for basic features, like tapping into the theme parks, redeeming Lightning Lane selections, and entering your Disney Resort hotel room. 

    I hope this helped, Lauren! Did you select a MagicBand+ design featuring one of your favorite characters or a style celebrating the season? I have a few MagicBand+ that I like to swap out throughout my vacation to fit my Disney outfit of the day. We’ll be here at planDisney if you have any more questions!

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