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  • On Sep 14, 2022
    Amber from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I purchased magic bands 4-5 years ago for our last Disney trip. Will those bands still work or are they too old? Thanks for your help!

    Hiya Amber,

    Welcome to planDisney! It is always my favorite day when I get to help plan Walt Disney World Resort vacations, so thank you so much for bringing your question here today. I still remember receiving my first MagicBand in the mail. It was amazing that I could use it to unlock my Walt Disney World Resort Collection Hotel and enter the Theme Parks. It has been several years since then, and the capabilities of MagicBands have improved (have you seen the new MagicBand+?!)

    The best part about MagicBands (in my opinion) is that as long as they are still linked to your My Disney Experience account, it doesn’t matter how long ago you purchased it. To double check that your MagicBands are still active:

    1. First, log into your MyDisney Experience Account.
    2. Next, select “My MagicBands and Cards” from the drop-down menu.
    3. You should then see the character associated with your account and your name.
    4. Click the arrow beside your name, and every MagicBand or card associated with your account will appear.
    5. Locate the id number on the back of your MagicBand and compare it to the ids on the webpage. If you see the number, you should be good to use it during your vacation!

    If you don’t see your MagicBand but still want to use it, you can still link it to your account so it can be used! Just scroll to the bottom of the page and “link” your MagicBand to your account.

    I hope you have the most magical vacation at the Most Magical Place on Earth!

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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