• On Jan 30, 2021
    Dawn from CO 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 that is new and never been used or linked. I thought we were going in 2022 but we are now going in 2023. I bought the band about 6 months ago in 2020. Will it still be good ot is the 2 years started ticking down when we receive it

    Heigh-Ho Dawn,

    Tomorrow is just a dream away and 2023 will be here before you know it. Plus, it is never too early to start planning a Walt Disney World vacation. And purchasing your MagicBands are a wonderful reminder of what’s to come, at the Most Magical Place on Earth.  

    With so many colors and designs, MagicBands can reflect each Guests true DisneySide. I have quite a few and depending on the season, my mood or what I am wearing for the day will reflect in the MagicBand I chose to accessorize, during my Walt Disney World vacation. So, if between now and the time we welcome you Home you feel the need to add to your MagicBand collection, feel free to do so. 

    And do not fret, yes MagicBands run on a battery, which shelf life is typically 2-3 years, but pixie dust is usually sprinkled and they seem to last longer.  However, the occasional wicked spell can be cast and if so don’t worry. MagicBands are available throughout the Walt Disney World Resort and you can easily purchase another and have it activated via your My Disney Experience profile.  

    In the meantime, get to know what your My Disney Experience profile can do for you and download the app, onto your mobile device. This handy dandy vacation tool is your key to the kingdom. From registering, activating and assigning MagicBands to those in your Family & Friend list, you can also book a Walt Disney World vacation, purchase tickets, make park reservations, unlock your Walt Disney World Resort room, add PhotoPass pictures and look at them, order food at a quick-service restaurant or even make a table-service dining reservation. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Get comfortable with your My Disney Experience, it will make for a relaxing and magical Walt Disney World vacation. 

    Also, check out the Disney Parks Blog for exciting news happening in and around the Walt Disney Resort. And be sure to take a look at the planDisney Panel Extras, we have collected several tips to aid and guide Guests through their planning adventure. We are hEAR to help, so continue to turn to planDisney for any further pixie dusted assistance. 

    Amy M. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

I am a Dreamer who has always believed dreams are meant to be the path to your future. Walt Disney, I believe, felt the same way, "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Disney has always been proof that endless imagination and the passion to make them come to fruition is possible. I will never be to old for Disney, it is home to all of us Dreamers. 

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