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  • On Mar 20, 2023
    Andrea from MA 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 our old disney bands and wondered if week can still use them or do we need to purchase the new plus bands?

    It’s fantastical to see you at planDisney, Andrea! 

    Thanks for stopping by with your question for us. 

    Like Aladdin loved the magic lamp, I, too, love my MagicBands! So much so that I have several, as they’re my favorite theme park accessory. Not only are they adorable, but with just a tap, Guests can enter the theme parks with valid admission, charge back to their Disney Resort hotel room, and even unlock their Disney Resort hotel room door! It feels like when Genie said, “Phenomenal cosmic powers, itty bitty living space,” he was talking about MagicBands! 

    Andrea, I still love using my older MagicBands, especially my very favorite, an Aladdin and Jasmine Valentine’s Day limited edition MagicBand from 2018. Depending on the battery life, yours could still work, as well! If your MagicBands’ still work, they will appear as “active” on your My Disney Experience account. To check, please follow these steps:

    -Open your My Disney Experience Mobile App, and tap on the three horizontal lines on the bottom right.
    -Tap the three horizontal lines on the bottom right and select My Profile.
    -Next, choose MagicBands & Cards and Your MagicBands & Cards.
    -Look for the ID that matches your MagicBand and check whether it has Active or Inactive next to it. If it still works, it should say Active, and you should be all set!

    Although some of my older MagicBands still work, they stopped receiving Disney PhotoPass attraction photos and videos. So to not miss out on the incredible keepsakes Disney PhotoPass pictures and videos can be, simply set up your Disney MagicMobile service on your smartphone. As long as your smartphone’s Bluetooth is enabled while you’re at the parks, your photos and videos will link to your My Disney Experience account. 

    You can also purchase the new MagicBand+ as it comes with all the incredible perks the MagicBand does, and it has a rechargeable battery. I recently learned that MagicBand+ is also waterproof for pools and water rides! 

    Wishing you an enchanting visit, Andrea!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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