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  • On May 13, 2019
    Diane from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do our Magic Bands still work? Purchased in March, 2017. Going to Disney World July, 2019. MDA Ssays Active for all bands. What does this mean?

    Welcome back, Diane, to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We're so happy that you're beginning to plan another Disney vacation.

    Your MagicBand from your previous Disney vacations should still be usable. I have a couple of MagicBands from our 2017 visit that worked for me during our last Disney visit. Even though the MagicBands aren't the latest version, it should still work just fine. Since you've checked your My Disney Experience account and have noted that your bands are active, they are all ready to be used once you arrive at Walt Disney World this July. You'll be able to use your MagicBand to enter the theme parks, access the FastPass+ line for the attractions and shows you secured, add photos from the Photo Pass photographer and if you are staying on property, you'll be able to make purchases with your MagicBand.

    If you are staying on property during this upcoming vacation, you will have the option to choose a new complimentary MagicBand for this stay. If you are staying off at one the Orlando area hotels, your MagicBands from your 2017 Disney vacation can be used instead. Also, if you decide that you want to purchase new MagicBands for your July visit you can do that on the shopDisney website or mobile app. You can also purchase one while you are at Walt Disney World from any retail location on the property. MagicBands can be found at the majority of the shops at the resorts, theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs.

    Have the most magical time this summer at Walt Disney World. If more questions come up, please stop by and visit with us again soon.

    Happy planning,
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