• On Aug 14, 2016
    Amanda from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are planning a 2018 Disney trip. My son wants a limited edition magic band, if I buy the band now will it still work in 2018? If I get to the park and it doesn't work will I needneed to buy a new one? I don't want to waste my money .

    Hello, Amanda!

    You have asked an excellent question! MagicBands are equipped with a small battery that is designed to last about two years. I have several MagicBands that are a little more that two years old and on a recent visit none of them worked. However, our travel buddies visited in May and had no issues using theirs from the same vacation. Unfortunately, there is no way to tell if your MagicBand is working properly until you arrive at Walt Disney World Resort. If you find that your son's limited edition one is not working, then speak to a Cast Member who can assist you with replacement options. I wish I had better news for you.

    Sending lots of pixie dust for a magical 2018 visit! 

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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