• On Jul 12, 2019
    Amie from MI 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.

    We still have our magic bands from our Disney trip 4 years ago. Can we use them again or do we need to get new ones?

    Hi Amie!

    Your November vacation is the perfect time to visit!  The holidays at Walt Disney World are one of my favorite times to visit because I love seeing all of the beautiful decorations in the parks and Resort hotels as well as all of the holiday themed snacks!  I'm all about the food when I visit Walt Disney World.  Taking a tour of the gingerbread displays at the various Disney Resort hotels is always a "must-do" for me as well as purchasing a tasty gingerbread snack along the way.  Check out this Disney Parks Blog post from last year showcasing some of the gingerbread at Walt Disney World!

    Disney states the average battery life of a MagicBand is 2 years, however, my husband still uses his original MagicBand from 2013 and it still works.  He just loves his Haunted Mansion design!  Since there is no way to test if your batteries still work from home, I suggest that you order new ones just in case the MagicBands from your previous trip no longer work.  Another option is to decline new MagicBands, which you can do from the online check-in screen, and if your MagicBands don't work when you get there you can get a new set from the front desk.

    If you decide to order new MagicBands, pick different colors.  If your old ones still work, you'll have a couple of different options to choose from for each day of your vacation.  Also new this year is upgrading your MagicBand to a premium design for a discounted price of $10.  There are lots of options to choose from and it seems inventory changes daily.  To order new MagicBands, head to your My Disney Experience account under "My MagicBands and Cards" to see your order details for your upcoming vacation.

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

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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