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  • On Jun 14, 2022
    Dana 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 have a question about magicbands for our upcoming trip. Can we use our old magicbands from previous Disney vacations or do we have to buy new? If we can use our old ones, is there anything that we need to do to link them to our current trip?

    Hiya, Dana! Welcome, and thank you for your question.

    MagicBands certainly made my Walt Disney World vacations so much easier. I love being able to just bring the bare necessities while visiting theme parks, and it's great to know I don't have to keep track of a room key. I may have lost a key or two in my lifetime. Or three.

    If it has been less than two years since your last visit, there's a good chance that your bands will still work. You won't need to do anything for active bands - you're good to go. Your rooms and tickets will automatically link to your bands as long as everyone in the family is linked to your My Disney Experience account.

    Dana, if your previous visit was over two years ago, the batteries on your old MagicBands may have stopped working. But not to worry. You can open your Disney Resorts Collection hotel room door, scan into the theme parks, order food, and even access your Disney PhotoPass photos using My Disney Experience on your cell phone.  There's also the old-fashioned Key to the World card. Even I would try harder not to lose these, as they've got such cute designs on them for the 50th Anniversary Celebration

    I hope that helps as you finalize plans for your upcoming vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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