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  • On Feb 20, 2022
    Peter from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have MagicBands from a previous trip in 2016. Are we able to use these again with our current reservations/tickets for our upcoming trip this May?

    Welcome, Peter! We're so glad you've come to us with your question.

    I have been an avid collector of MagicBands since they first began using them at Walt Disney World, and I do love being able to use my bands on return visits - especially if they are themed to a special event that I've bought them for on previous trips. It's nice to be able to reuse them.

    Since your previous visit was in 2016, Peter, I may have some bad news. The battery life on the MagicBands is about two years, so there's a chance your bands won't work for your upcoming visit. You can certainly bring them, hope the Force is with you, and see if they work, but I've got you covered if they don't.

    Pretty much everything your MagicBand can do, you can now also do with your My Disney Experience app on your phone. You can use the app to get into the theme parks, open your resort room door, or even place a mobile order for food. 

    There's also big news on the horizon - the introduction of MagicBand+ sometime this year. I don't know if it will be available before your trip in May, Peter, but wait until you see these new bands! We're talking phenomenal cosmic power here, with color-changing lights, vibrations, and cool new interactive experiences in the parks. Check in often with the Disney Parks Blog for the latest news on when you can add these beauties to your vacation must-have list.

    Happy planning, Peter! Come back and visit us if there's anything else we can help with.
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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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