• On Mar 7, 2018
    Rebecca from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have magic bands from April last year. Will I be able to use them still? I'm not sure how long the battery lasts. We are staying off property this time and I don't want to buy new ones if I don't have to.

    Hi Rebecca!

    Thanks for coming by to see us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. As you experienced on your last trip, MagicBands are a wonderful addition to a Walt Disney World Resort vacation because it's just so convenient to have access to your theme park tickets, FastPass+ reservations and Memory Maker account with just the touch of your MagicBand. MagicBands do have a small battery that does have a limited battery life. However, in my experience I have successfully used my MagicBands over multiple trips that have spanned multiple years.

    So I recommend that you bring your MagicBands with you and plan to use them on your trip. As long as your MagicBands are still linked and 'Active' in your My Disney Experience account, your MagicBands should work perfectly for your vacation. If for any reason you have trouble with your MagicBands, head to Guest Relations or the Cast Members at the theme park entrance and they will make sure you are all set for your trip!

    Please let us know if you have any other questions. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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