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  • On Dec 10, 2022
    Matthew 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.

    Hello. I have a MagicBand that is one year old. I added it to my My Disney Experience App on 10/14/21 and it shows "Activated: Ready to Use". How can I test the MagicBand battery to see if it is dead?

    Hey there Matthew and welcome to planDisney! 

    I know you must be so excited as your February visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth approaches. Of course, you'll want that MagicBand in top form so all of your pixie dust dreams can come true. 

    MagicBands have a lifespan of about 2 years. If you purchased yours in 2021 you ought to still be good to go for your February 2023 visit. In my personal experience, I've used my MagicBands for several years without issue. 

    Pro-tip: If you're feeling inclined to add another piece to your MagicBand collection, consider upgrading to the MagicBand+. In addition to all of a traditional MagicBand's normal abilities, these new options enable Guests to jump right into the magic by interacting with the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection statues around the parks, becoming a part of nighttime spectaculars like Harmonious in EPCOT, and so much more. 

    Matthew, have the best time ever on your magical vacation. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask me. We're here to help!

    Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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