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  • On Jun 30, 2024
    Luc from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I still use my old Magic Bands? How do I connect them in the app?

    Hello, Luc! 

    Thank you for visiting planDisney to ask us a question. I’m glad to hear you’re planning a visit to the Disneyland Resort. Will this be your first time at the Happiest Place on Earth here on the West Coast? If so, you’re in for so much magic! 

    Luc, MagicBand+ is the only MagicBand model that can be used at the Disneyland Resort. If your MagicBands from prior Disney Parks vacations are another type, such as the original MagicBand or the MagicBand 2, they will not function in Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park. You’re also not able to link older bands to the Disneyland mobile app or assign admission tickets to them for the purpose of theme park entry and Lightning Lane access. 

    You can purchase MagicBand+ online at disneystore.com prior to your vacation or at various locations throughout the Disneyland Resort after you arrive. These bands all have the ability to glow in multiple colors and pulse with vibrations, making them a magical way to enhance your experience in the parks, especially during shows such as World of Color – ONE, Fantasmic!, and other nighttime spectaculars. 

    To link a MagicBand+, be sure it is fully charged and power it on by pressing the button on the back one time. Tap the band to the back of your smartphone and you should be prompted to open the Disneyland mobile app. From the app’s ☰ feature menu, scroll down to select the MagicBand+ option, tap the “+” symbol at the top right, and follow the on-screen prompts to link the MagicBand+ to your MyDisney account. You can then follow the instructions on your screen to assign it to a linked theme park ticket and pair it to your smartphone. 

    I hope this information answers your question, Luc, and that you have a wonderful trip. Please feel free to write back to me with more questions as you continue planning your pixie-dusted vacation!

    Wishing you magic,
    Courtney
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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