• On Jul 18, 2018
    Adam from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do we reuse a magic band from last year on an upcoming trip this year? Are there benefits or disadvantages to reusing a magic band or getting a new one?

    Hello Adam, and thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with a great question.

    One of my favorite perks offered to Disney Resort Hotel guests is complimentary MagicBands. If you have a MagicBand from a previous trip, it is probably still connected to your My Disney Experience account. Any MagicBands that are listed as active can still be used on future trips. You can check the status of a MagicBand by clicking on the MagicBands and Cards tab in My Disney Experience.

    The advantages of getting a new MagicBand for a returning Disney Resort Hotel guests is great because MagicBands are complimentary. You can have more than one active MagicBand associated with your My Disney Experience account. In fact, my collection includes every color of complimentary MagicBands and a few special and limited edition MagicBands. Your family could decide to all get the same color MagicBand, perfect for a day in the parks if you plan to wear matching shirts. The only disadvantage to using an old MagicBand is that the batteries in them only last for a little over 2 years and you cannot replace them. I hope that answers your question. If you need any more help before you arrive, please come back and visit us again.

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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