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  • On Jun 16, 2022
    Gregory from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have magic bands from previous stays. Can I automatically use those for my upcoming trip?

    Hello, Gregory!

    Welcome to planDisney! I am so glad that you brought your question to us today. Can you believe that in just over 2 months, you will be joining in all the fun of the 50th Anniversary Celebration? There have been so many new experiences created for Guests to enjoy during the 18-month-long celebration. Beacons of Magic is a breathtaking display of each theme park’s icon. When the sun goes down, Cinderella Castle, Spaceship Earth, The Hollywood Tower Hotel, and the Tree of Life will be shimmering in a glow of EARidence.

    MagicBands are my favorite Disney souvenir. I have over 50 of them in my collection and counting. They are an amazing piece of wearable technology that enhances your experience as a Disney Guest. If you are a Guest of a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, they can open the door to your room and they can be used to charge food and merchandise back to your room account. You can also use them to access your theme park admission, redeem Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane selections, and add PhotoPass Photos to your Memory Maker account. Not to mention the fact that you can choose a MagicBand that pays tribute to your favorite Disney Character, theme park, or attraction. 

    MagicBands have a battery that should last at least 2 years, however, I have a few that are still operating after 4 years. If you have MagicBands that are still listed as active on your My Disney Experience account, you can still use them on future trips. Please note: once a MagicBand has been assigned to you, it cannot be transferred or reassigned to another person in your party. You can check the status in your MagicBands and Cards list by matching the ID number listed on the inside to your list of active or inactive MagicBands. Just remember that some of your older MagicBands may not have a strong enough battery to pick up your onboard ride photos for Memory Maker. I always carry one of my newer MagicBands in my bag, just in case the MagicBand I am wearing is too weak to link my photo to my account. 

    Keep your EARs open for the announcement of MagicBand+ going on sale soon. I am so excited to see it come to life during nighttime spectaculars like EPCOT’s Harmonious and to see it in action throughout Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

    If you have any more questions before you arrive, please come back and visit us again. 

    See ya real soon, 

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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