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  • On Sep 18, 2022
    Nicole from East Yorkshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, we have Magic Bands from our trip in January 2016. Will these still work for our upcoming trip in January 2023? Thanks, Nicole

    Hello Nicole!

    I am excited that you are planning a Walt Disney World vacation! I love using a MagicBand as my 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. Since your MagicBands are over six years old, their batteries may be depleted. 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 recommend bringing your MagicBand 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 during your Walt Disney World vacation. Also, you may want to purchase the new MagicBand+, which has some exciting new features, including customizable color-changing lights, haptic vibrations that bring experiences to life, and gesture recognition. 

    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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