• On Jun 29, 2019
    Natalie from IL 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.

    My Magic Bands shipped already (we don’t go until February 2020) because we ordered the new designs. Will these still work seven months from now? Also, we are doing a day trip in October—will we be able to use the bands on this trip? Thanks so much!

    Hi, Natalie! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks so much for stopping by with your questions. I am so happy to see you were able to order one of the upgraded MagicBands! Offering these as an option for guests was such a magical idea in my opinion. I personally have my eye on one of the Dole Whip-themed MagicBands for our vacation next summer. How perfect will it be to lounge by the pool at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, wearing my Dole Whip adorned MagicBand while eating my favorite frozen concoction? I may just have to wear my Pineapple Swirl Ear Hat and Dress for that tropical occasion! Ha!

    I am happy to let you know that your MagicBand will be considered active as soon as you receive it. So, you can use it for your February trip, your upcoming day trip in October, and any other day that you may find yourself in the middle of the magic! The batteries within these handy little devices usually work for a few years. I have heard two years is the average, but I have had one last I know for three years. You should be able to get a good bit of pixie dust from that little magic maker.

    Thanks again for stopping by with your question. Please let us know if you have any others as you continue to plan all of your upcoming magical adventures!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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