• On Jan 22, 2018
    Jamie from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have a magic band from a few years ago. I want to know if that band would still work for my trip to disney this year (2018) I believe it is from 2015

    Hello Jamie!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    MagicBands are so amazing and really make our visits to the Walt Disney World Resort much more convenient. They can be used to hold your tickets, FastPass+ selections, and offer other great functionalities when you stay at a Walt Disney World Resort, like charging purchases to your room and even opening the door of your Guest room.

    The RFID technology in the MagicBand usually lasts for about 2 years, which means that it is very likely that your MagicBand from a few years ago will not be working on your next visit. I suggest visiting Guest Relations at Disney Springs to confirm that your MagicBand has stopped working, and then stopping by World of Disney to purchase a brand new one. With so many great new colors and designs, I am sure you will find a very good replacement. Don’t forget that you can purchase a MagicBand online at ShopDisney.com and have it shipped to your home before your visit. In addition, Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel receive a complimentary MagicBand, so consider staying in the magic to enjoy all benefits available for Guests.

    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I hope this helps you while planning.

    Best magical wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian university professor and sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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