Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Jul 9, 2024
    Michele from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have the regular magic band, Not the +. How do I turn it on? It did not come with a cable and I don’t se a button for off /on.

    Hi there, Michele, and welcome to planDisney!

    Your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth will be here in only a few sleeps—get ready to live your best life! Thank you for asking me this question about one of my favorite ways to tap into the magic: the MagicBand. Let’s dive right into everything you need to know about this super handy device. 

    The MagicBand has an internal battery that lasts for up to 2 years, so it doesn’t come with a charging cable. It doesn’t have an on/off button, so you’re not overlooking anything. By the way, even though it has an expected lifetime of a couple of years, I still use my older-than-5-years, themed MagicBands all the time. This is unlike the newer MagicBand+ that has light-up interactive displays and haptics and needs to be charged with a charging cable every 1-2 days. You can make sure that your MagicBand is linked to your MyDisney account by checking your “MagicBands & Cards” section in the My Disney Experience App.

    There’s so much that you can do with a MagicBand and MagicBand+. If you’re staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you can charge purchases around property to your hotel folio and enter your hotel room with it. Also, no matter where you stay, when linked to your MyDisney account’s theme park tickets, you can scan into a theme park and Lightning Lane entrances within seconds. I love seeing that Mickey-shaped entry point light up!

    Michele, I have a gut feeling that you’ve got a pretty magical visit ahead of you. Feel free to revisit us here at planDisney before, during, and even after your visit. Any one of us will be more than happy to lend a Mickey hand. 

    Magic always, 
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Hey, Mouseketeer! I'm LeAndra, a wife, mom of two, and content creator from beautiful Central Florida. I've lived near The Most Magical Place on Earth for my entire life; so, I like to say that I'm a Guardian of this galaxy! My love of all-things-Disney has also taken me on multiple cross-country road trips to Disneyland Resort and on a few flights over to Disneyland Paris. I am oh-so-grateful to be a part of your world by helping you plan your magical vacations.  Learn More About LeAndra

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