Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Apr 2, 2023
    Jacqueline from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Could we use are old magic bands again?

    Hi there, Jacqueline, and welcome to planDisney! 

    MagicBands are simply the best way to tap into the magic at the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. Jacqueline, with these must-have devices, your family can enter the theme parks (with valid tickets and theme park reservations), charge purchases to your resort hotel folio, open your hotel room door, and even scan for PhotoPass Service photographs. 

    Oh boy, do I have some great news for you! As long as your older  MagicBands are linked to your My Disney Experience account, you will find that they have all of the same functions as they did the last time you were at the Most Magical Place on Earth. Woohoo! Keep in mind that the batteries in the older MagicBands only last about 2-3 years. Mine that are a bit older than that still work! However, I recommend that you have a backup plan (like purchasing a MagicBand+) in case your current devices aren't working when you get to the Resort.

    Jacqueline, I still can't get my husband to switch over to the new MagicBand+. While he loves seeing my MagicBand+'s light-up features and haptics, he is stuck on his tried and true MagicBand. What he really likes is that he doesn't need to charge his band after a long day at the theme parks.

    If you have any further questions about your upcoming Disney vacation, please don't hesitate to revisit us here at planDisney. 

    Magic always, 

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Meet the Panelist: LeAndra, Florida

Hey, Mouseketeer! I'm LeAndra, a wife, mom of two, and content creator from beautiful Central Florida. I've lived near The Most Magical Place on Earth for my entire life; so, I like to say that I'm a Guardian of this galaxy! My love of all-things-Disney has also taken me on multiple cross-country road trips to Disneyland Resort and on a few flights over to Disneyland Paris. I am oh-so-grateful to be a part of your world by helping you plan your magical vacations.  Learn More About LeAndra

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