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  • On Feb 14, 2019
    Camilla Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi moms How long does the batteries in the magic bands last? Purchased them for our last trip a couple of years ago, and we are going again this september. How can I tell if they are still active? So many helpful answers here, love this site :) - Camilla

    Hello, Camilla! Thanks for bringing another great question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My first MagicBand purchase was in 2015, and I’m happy to say it still works! With so many new, awesome designs to choose from, though, I have to admit that I’ve become quite the collector since then. (Now I like to pack multiple MagicBands for each trip to coordinate with my outfits!)

    While there’s a chance you won’t be able to access features that rely on “finding” your MagicBand to "automagically" upload your select attraction photos and videos to your PhotoPass account or Memory Maker, your bands should definitely still work for things like Theme Park admission through your My Disney Experience-linked tickets, PhotoPass experiences where you scan your band, in-park activities like Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom and FastPass+ redemption touch points, too. If you realize that features like the attraction photos aren’t working, I would encourage you to go to Guest Relations to see if they can help.

    Go ahead and check out some of the new MagicBand designs, though! There really are some amazing ones available.

    Enjoy your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation, Camilla! September will be here before you know it.

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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