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  • On Oct 14, 2022
    Donna from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can a magic band 2 be recharged, how long will it last. Thank you

    Donna,

    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    Yes, MagicBand+ bands can be recharged. In fact, most are sold with a charging cord. How long the charge will last is, of course, dependent upon how much you use the MagicBand+ when you are in the park. But in my recent trip I did not run out of charge on any of the days.

    As you likely know, these new generation bands are very new, so we are still finding out more about how they really perform in actual use. I have had friends who are very active users, enjoying such MagicBand+ centric adventures, like the Batuu Bounty Hunters quest, that have reported running out of a charge late in the evening. As more adventures are added, this could become more prevalent. When I visit the parks with a long day planned, I already had been bringing a reserve battery along just in case for my iPhone. I know I am ready to go with a quick boost to the band, if necessary.

    BONUS TIP #1
    The MagicBand+ charging cable uses a USB-A plug. Most Disney Resort Hotels have appropriate outlets for these chargers, but it is worth checking if you have a way to plug it in at night.

    BONUS TIP #2
    The new MagicBand+ bands are AMAZING! While I was a big fan of so many of the features offered by the last version of the MagicBand, these new bands are really adding even more great experiences. You don't lose any of those existing capabilities, like Mobile Online Ordering, and you get all the new interactivity in the parks. I strongly recommend that prior to your visit you check on the MagicBand+ section on your My Disney Experience App on your smartphone. It spells out how to get everything synchronized, how to manage multiple bands, how to customize your band, and some of the fun things you will be able to do with the bands while in the parks.  

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    Doug 
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I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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