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  • On Sep 4, 2023
    Roger from MA 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 that shows up in my disney experience app have its battery replaced? If not, why do they even show in the app?

    Hi Roger and welcome to planDisney!

    MagicBands add a little extra convenience to a Walt Disney World vacation since there is no need to dig around in your bag or pockets for various cards when you have the magic right on your wrist.  You can use MagicBands to enter the theme parks, enter Lightning Lane attraction queues, open your Disney Resort hotel room door and pay for merchandise and Disney dining.  They come in so many fun designs and colors, it's hard to choose just one!

    The batteries in MagicBands are single-use, so once the MagicBand battery dies, it becomes a souvenir.  The connection between your My Disney Experience account and your MagicBand cannot detect if the battery is dead, so it doesn't automatically remove itself from your account.  Disney states the battery life is about 2 years, but I have some that are much older than that and still work, so depending on how old your MagicBand is, it could still be operational.  You do have the option to deactivate your MagicBand yourself and if you would like to completely delete it from your account, and they can help you out with that on the phone.

    To deactivate a MagicBand, 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".  Click on a Guest and then click "Deactivate" on the MagicBand you no longer want to use.  It doesn't hurt anything to have old MagicBands attached to your account, but if it's a personal preference to not have them show up, you can certainly have it removed.

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

    Have a magical day!
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