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  • On Nov 5, 2022
    Chiekeong Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We got our Magic band back in 2013. Can we test our old Magic band to see if they are still working at Disney Springs guest service? We are staying offsite. I don't want to find out only at the park gates that it is not working. Thanks.

    Hey Howdy Hey ChieKeong and welcome to planDisney!

    I am so excited to hear you will be able to visit us in the Most Magical Place on Earth during the most magical time of the year during the holiday season. Thank you for stopping by with your question about your MagicBand. I will be happy to provide you with some information and recommendations so you can better plan your vacation. 

    Since the introduction of MagicBands, they have come a long way with their development and capabilities as well as other options to navigate the parks. There is mixed information online about the life span of the original MagicBands. I was always told that the battery in them lasts at most 3 years and cannot be used again. This was from Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort. Other sources online say the general function of the MagicBand can be used indefinitely but some perks are lost after the battery dies. I think what would be best is your suggestion to head over to Guest Relations in Disney Springs and check on the status of your older band to see if it is an option for your vacation. If it is not an option, I've got a few updates you can look into. 

    The first thing you can look into while at Disney Springs is the option for MagicBand+. With this option, you can now interact with the parks on an entirely different level! Feel free to stop by any of the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection Statues and wave a quick hello for a special Magical surprise. Head on over to Star Wars: Galaxies Edge in Hollywood Studios and become a bounty hunter scouring the area for treasures. You can also experience the nighttime shows like never before once these bands make you part of them! 

    The other option you have is the Disney MagicMobile Service. This pass you can set it up for free on your smart device through your My Disney Experience app. Once you log into the app, tap the three horizontal lines on the bottom right of the screen for more options. Look for the Disney MagicMobile tile to set up and then you can have it accessible in your Apple Wallet or Google Pay app for a quick tap to enter the parks or access points around the parks for quick access. Disney also offers complimentary wireless internet access for most locations on Walt Disney World Resort property so you can rest assured you should always have access to your information through the app and with MagicMobile Service. 

    Hopefully, this information helped get you ready with options to access the Magic on your upcoming trip. If you have any further questions, please feel free to stop back and let us know, we would be happy to help!

    Have a Magical Day, 

    Nick 
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Meet the Panelist: Nick, Ohio

Hey howdy hey, I’m Nick! My happy place will always be Walt Disney World Resort and is where we call “Home”, but we do vacation exclusively in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of the year. My happily ever after is shared with my 3 girls, my beautiful wife and my career in Physical Therapy. I love any excuse to talk about Walt Disney World Resort and am so excited to help you discover the Magic of the Resort. Learn More About Nick

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