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  • On Sep 5, 2022
    Donna from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    is it possible that my magic bands battery life is expired? I purchased them back in April and am just now trying to pair them with my Disney account. I am getting no flashing light or vibrations

    Hey there, Donna. Thanks for dropping by planDisney to chit-chat with us about your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation. 

    Donna, according to official word from Disney MagicBands are typically good for a few years before the battery is known to wear out. I know I've had the one I currently use for over 2 years and it is still going strong. What it sounds like to me is that you have purchased the original MagicBand. These bands don't light up or make vibrations so I am thinking that the ones that you've purchased this year are perfectly fine. What you may be thinking of is the newer version - MagicBand+ which was released July 27, 2022. 

    MagicBand+ is all-new technology for the MagicBand that helps immerse you even more in the magic of Walt Disney World. MagicBand+ not only has all of the features of the older version of the MagicBand but also interacts with the 50th statues that can be found around the Walt Disney World Theme Parks, lights up and vibrates to the night-time spectaculars and so much more. 

    If you are interested in using the new MagicBand+ during your trip, you can purchase a new band at almost every merchandise location throughout the Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Resort Hotels. However, your current MagicBand is also just fine! If you aren't sure if your current band is working, you can ask the Cast Member working at the front desk of the Walt Disney World Resort Hotel that you are staying at to test it out for you. However, I think it is probably working just fine. 

    If you have any other questions about this, or anything else, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm here to help. 

    Have fun!
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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