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  • On Mar 8, 2023
    Jillian from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have an old magic band from 2016-18 can I link it to new tickets that we purchased for this upcoming weekend??

    Hi Jillian and welcome to planDisney!

    MagicBands are such a convenient way to access all of the magic during a Walt Disney World vacation!  I love being able to unlock my Disney Resort hotel room door, enter the parks, access Lightning Lane attraction queues and make purchases all with the tap of my band.  There's no need to dig through your bag for multiple cards.

    Any MagicBands you have from previous trips will automatically be linked to your new plans since everything is tied together with your My Disney Experience account.  The issue you may have is that the battery on your older MagicBands might be dead.  Disney claims the battery can last up to two years, but I have a few that are about 4 years old that still work.  Ones that are 7 years old might be pushing the limit on those batteries though, but you can definitely bring them with you to check it out.  If you find that they are no longer working, you can purchase new MagicBands anywhere on Walt Disney World property.  They are in all of the major stores at every theme park as well as at every Resort hotel gift shop.  MagicBands designs have come a long way since 2016, so you'll be able to choose one with a fun character, attraction or theme.

    MagicBand+ is the newest type of MagicBand and has even more features than the original.  The MagicBand+ lights up and dances to select nighttime spectacular shows, interacts with the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection by lighting up and vibrating on your wrist and you can become a Bounty Hunter in Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios by pairing your MagicBand+ with the Play Disney Parks Mobile App.  

    Please stop back by if you have any additional vacation planning questions.

    Have a magical day!
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I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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