Christmas on Main Street
  • On Jul 20, 2022
    Linda from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a magic band from 2016. Are this still in use or do I need to order a new one. We are not staying at a resort.

    Howdy, Linda! Welcome to planDisney!

    It looks like you're planning a visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth during the most wonderful time of the year. Oh boy! You are in for quite the treat, as the parks and resorts are overflowing with pixie dust in the month of December. If you have a chance to check out Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party during your stay, it comes highly recommended by this panelist! Meet your favorite characters in their most festive attire, then listen closely for the sleigh bells as Santa may also make a surprise appearance! There are beautiful decorations, festive attractions and special entertainment offerings like Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration!

    Linda, I have some more magical news for you. If you already have a MagicBand, you are not required to purchase a new one for your next visit. The great thing about MagicBands is that you can use them over and over again each time you visit the Walt Disney World Resort. Your MagicBands from 2016 will still be linked to your account and house all of your active plans, so strap them on and get ready to scan into the parks and have a merry time!

    An important side note for you, Linda.. If you are not staying at a Disney Resort Hotel this time around, your band may not perform all of the same functions as it did last time. Of course, it will not unlock the door to your new accommodation and you will also not have charging capabilities as there is no Disney Resort Hotel to charge your purchases to this time.

    But.. Hakuna Matata! Those MagicBands are still a special symbol of a dream vacation to The Walt Disney World Resort and will still work for entering parks and redeeming Disney Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane reservations!

    Have a magical day,

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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