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  • On Mar 3, 2022
    Angey from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My old magic band is from 2016. Will it still work? Thanks

    Hello Angey!

    I am excited that you are planning a Walt Disney World vacation! I love using a MagicBand as my key to "the World" when I am on my Walt Disney World vacations. I have over 50 MagicBands, so you can see that I love them! I try to keep under seven active at one time (the rest I keep inactive).

    Yes, you can use a MagicBand from a previous Walt Disney World vacation for your next Walt Disney World vacation as long as it is active in your My Disney Experience account. According to my experience, the battery inside the MagicBand is designed to last for up to two years or more, so you can use your MagicBand for more than one Walt Disney World vacation. In your case, the battery in your MagicBand is 5-6 years old, so it might not be functional. The battery inside the MagicBand is sealed, so it is not possible to change it or check it at home. My advice is to bring your MagicBand on your Walt Disney World vacation and see if it works for park entry. If your MagicBand battery is depleted, then you can purchase a new MagicBand at many Walt Disney World stores in the parks, resorts, and Disney Springs. If you wish to purchase MagicBands before your Walt Disney World vacation, you can find a great selection of MagicBands at shopDisney.

    I hope that your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation is truly incredible in every way! 

    Marc L.
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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