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  • On Oct 5, 2023
    Jennifer from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do Magic Band batteries die ? My son has an old band that he customized at the NBA experience (if that tells you how old it is} It lists on MDE as active, but does that mean it will still work?

    Hi Jennifer and welcome back to planDisney!

    I think MagicBands are just the coolest piece of technology that Disney has come out with!  They make any Walt Disney World vacation a little easier since all the magic is right on your wrist.  You can use a MagicBand to enter the theme parks, enter Lightning Lane attraction queues, open your Disney Resort hotel room door and pay for merchandise and Disney dining.  There is no need to dig around in your pockets or bag for various cards.  The best part is that there are so many fun designs to choose from!

    Disney states that the battery life of a MagicBand lasts around 2 years, but I have some that are older than that and they still work.  It's possible that your son's MagicBand from the NBA Experience still works, although that would mean it's well over 3 years old at this point.  I suggest he still bring it with him and he can test it out at any Guest Relations at the theme parks or Disney Springs or you can bring it to the front desk of your Disney Resort hotel to try. 

    If you are interested in new MagicBands for your trip in February, you have the option to buy them at a pre-arrival discount and have them shipped right to your home if you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel.  To view available MagicBands, hover over the "My Disney Experience" tab at the top right of the Walt Disney World website and then click on "My MagicBands and Cards".  You will see your upcoming trip listed at the top.  You can customize them with a name on the back as well.

    Please stop back by and visit if you have any additional vacation planning questions.

    Have a magical day!

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