• On Jul 18, 2021
    Lucy from RI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My magic are from 2 years ago. Do I need to reactivate them. If so how. Thanks

    Hi there, Lucy! Welcome to planDisney, and thanks so much for stopping by to see us! I’m guessing you have a Walt Disney World vacation planned, and you’d like to see about using some existing MagicBands! MagicBands are the ultimate Disney vacation accessory! Your MagicBands remain linked to your account until you remove them! Batteries inside the MagicBand have a shelf life of close to 3 years, but they cannot be replaced. Batteries are not necessary for functions such as tapping at the turnstiles or entering your Resort Hotel Room, however! They come into play for long-range scans, so the ability for ride photos to be attached to your band at a distance, for special ride features that may be available on some attractions, etc. Bonus Tip: Simply have at least one Guest in your travel party with a MagicBand that is less than three years of age, and you should not have to worry! If you find that you are missing some ride photos or videos, reach out to PhotoPass support, and they can try to find the missing files for you!

    Lucy, I hope that this information helps you continue to make magical plans for your next vacation! Also, if you need new MagicBands for anyone in your group, check out ShopDisney for some fantastic designs! And please know that we are here for you for any further questions you may have, so do not hesitate to come back and see us. 

    Wishing you many magical memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Clara, Ohio

Hi, friends! I'm Clara, a Pediatrician from Cincinnati, OH, a mom to two Disney-loving boys and married to my college sweetheart.  As a native Spaniard and Spanish speaker, my happiest early memories of life in the United States were formed at Walt Disney World. I love to find ways to sprinkle some R&R and good food among the hustle and bustle of our Disney vacations, and I would love to help you do the same! Learn More About Clara

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