MagicBand+ pairing with Smart Phone; Minnie Mouse band
  • On Nov 6, 2023
    Gerald from HI 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 we still use the old magic bands (not the newer +)? I am only interested in using them for room entry, room charges, park entry with linked tickets. no interacting stuff for me..... mahalo

    Aloha, Gerald and welcome to planDisney. I am so excited about your trip to the "Most Magical Place on Earth" to see Mickey and the rest of the Fab Five. For me, it is never too early to start planning.

    Yes, you may use older MagicBands provided the battery still works for these features: park entry, photo linking, room charges (with Disney Resorts Collection hotels only), and opening your hotel door. There are no instructions on how to change the battery as the units were intended to last about 24 months. That being said I have seen units last over seven years based on usage. If yours is older than 24 months I would still bring it as there is no way to test the battery from home. If it does not work you can still find MagicBand2 being sold in some merchandise locations but the big push now is for MagicBand+. The battery in those units is rechargeable and you can use it at Disneyland Resort as well as on Disney Cruise Line ships. 

    planDisney Pro Tip: There are still locations where you can customize your own MagicBand2. Marketplace Co-Op: D-Tech on Demand in Disney Springs and inside the Tomorrowland Launch Depot with MADE.

    Gerald, I hope your trip is truly enchanted. Please feel free to write me back directly with any follow-up questions.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories.
    ~Jason
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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