• On Nov 4, 2018
    Bill from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Our magic bands will be approximately 4 years old when we return to Disney world, will they still be active?

    Hey there, Bill! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. 

    Bill, MagicBands should have a battery life of approximately 2-years. I personally have some that are older and still work. But there’s no way to check before arriving if your MagicBands are still fully functional. 

    If you’re staying on Disney property during your upcoming stay, you will receive complimentary MagicBands to use during your visit. You can also purchase new ones during your visit at many retailers throughout the theme parks, resort hotel gift shops, and Disney Springs.

    If your MagicBand battery is no longer good, your MagicBand will still work the same way a ticket card would. But the extra pixie dust that an active MagicBand has, like the ability to capture attraction photos from afar, might not. If you use the ones you already have during your upcoming visit, keep an eye on your My Disney Experience mobile app and PhotoPass photos as this will be the tall tale sign if they’re still working at full capacity or not.

    I hope this helps answer your question. If you have any additional questions or need planning tips, please don’t hesitate to stop by.

    We hope to see you again real soon! 

    Emille ºoº 
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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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