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  • On Jul 10, 2022
    Sueanne from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Older magic band, can I use it? Looks like I can our are from 2017. How can I tell if the battery is good or working? Thank you, Sueanne

    Hello Sueanne!

    I am excited that you are planning a Walt Disney World vacation! I love using a MagicBand as my magical key to unlock the magic on my Walt Disney World vacations. I have over 50 MagicBands, so you can see that I love them!

    You can use MagicBands from a previous Walt Disney World vacation for your next Walt Disney World vacation as long as they are 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. There is no way that I know of to check the battery on a MagicBand at your home. I advise bringing your MagicBand on your Walt Disney World vacation and seeing if it works for park entry. If your MagicBand battery is depleted, you can purchase a new MagicBand at many Walt Disney World stores in the parks, resorts, and Disney Springs. Also, you may want to purchase the new MagicBand+ which will be appearing this year at Walt Disney World, recently announced on the Disney Parks Blog!

    I hope that your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation is magical 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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