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  • On Feb 1, 2021
    Patricia from IL 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 I use Magic Bands that were bought in 2013? How do I know if battery still works.? How do I link it to my Feb 18 reservation?

    Hi Patricia! It is so great to be able to talk to you again here at planDisney! 

    Like Cinderella, I get some of my best information from some little bridies, and they have told me that the battery in a MagicBand generally lasts about 2-3 years, so yours is probably no longer charged. What they also said; however, is that the battery is only used for things like photo capturing, and not for things like park entry or to use as your room key. So those features should still work. 

    Patricia, while your old MagicBand may be functional for some things, if you want to take full advantage of all of the MagicBand features, I would recommend that you purchase a new one for your upcoming trip. Some rides, like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Haunted Mansion, use RFID technology to send your ride photos directly to your My Disney Experience Account, something that a band from 2013 will not do. 

    To see what MagicBands are linked to your account, log into your My Disney Experience Account and click on "My MagicBands & Cards." When you scroll down, you should see your name, as well as the names of any people that you have previously traveled with. Now click on the arrow to the left of your name and you should be able to see all the MagicBands and Admission Cards tied to your account. 

    Patricia, once you book your Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservation, you will see something pop up on this page that says "MagicBand Order." You will also see a blue button that says "Get Started." This is where you will be able to purchase new MagicBands for your upcoming stay at an exclusive discounted rate!

    I hope that this helped, Patricia. Please come back here if we can help you plan your stay in the magic. 

    We love to hEAR from you!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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