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  • On Jul 12, 2022
    Clare from Merseyside Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have 4 Magic Bands and planned on reusing them on our visit in a few weeks but think that the batteries might not work anymore (because they’re over 2 years old). Is there a discount scheme in place for swapping old bands for new? Thanks.

    Hello Clare!

    I am excited that you are planning a Walt Disney World vacation! I love using a MagicBand as my magical key to unlock the magic on my Walt Disney World vacations. I have over 50 MagicBands, so you can see that I love them!

    You can use MagicBands from a previous Walt Disney World vacation for your next Walt Disney World vacation as long as they are active in your My Disney Experience Account. According to my experience, the battery inside the MagicBand is designed to last for up to two years or more, so you can use your MagicBand for more than one Walt Disney World vacation. I have used MagicBands from my previous vacations that were older than two years old, and they worked just fine (based on my experience). There is no way that I know of to check the battery on a MagicBand at your home. I am unaware of any discount program for turning in older MagicBands to receive a discount on a new MagicBand. I advise bringing your MagicBands on your Walt Disney World vacation and seeing if it works for park entry. If your MagicBand battery is depleted, you can purchase a new MagicBand at many Walt Disney World stores in the parks, resorts, and Disney Springs. Also, you may want to purchase the new MagicBand+ which will be appearing this year at Walt Disney World, recently announced on the Disney Parks Blog!

    I hope that your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation is magical in every way! 

    Marc L.
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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