• On Oct 12, 2021
    Kelly from AR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are old magic bands from 6 years ago still good to use or not even needed if we have our tickets/app? Only 4 of us are visiting and one member was not old enough to need a band last time. Can I switch out an existing band of big brother's for sister?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Kelly. I'm so happy to hear you're planning another Walt Disney World Resort vacation! And it looks like you'll be arriving in just a few days. That's super exciting!

     Let's chat about MagicBands. They're certainly handy and can add lots of convenience to your stay, but they're not necessary for a magical visit. If you create complimentary Disney MagicMobile Passes for each member of your travel party on the My Disney Experience mobile app, you'll be all set! Once you have the Disney MagicMobile Passes created, just add them to your digital wallet. Then, you can use them much like MagicBands! With a Disney MagicMobile Pass, you can enter the theme parks, connect your Disney PhotoPass photos to your My Disney Experience account, and charge purchases to your Disney Resort hotel folio. Isn't that cool?

     The batteries in MagicBands reportedly last about two years, but I've used MagicBands that were 3 and 4-years old without a problem. That said, I've never tried to use a MagicBand that I've had for longer than that! It's possible that your MagicBands may still work just fine. With one quick tap at a touchpoint, you'll know whether or not you can still use them. MagicBands cannot be transferred from one Guest to another, so if you'd like your daughter to have her own MagicBand, you'll need to purchase one and then link it to your My Disney Experience account. 

     Have you heard about the Disney Genie Service? This new feature on the My Disney Experience mobile app will optimize your time and maximize your fun in the theme parks. Be sure to check it out!

     I hope this was helpful, Kelly. I'm wishing you a Disney vacation that is practically perfect in every way!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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