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  • On Mar 13, 2023
    Reba from KS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are seniors and have many MagicBands. Have the option to get new ones for our trip in May. Are features of the MagicBand+ geared more to youngsters? Will our old bands still open room door, allow ride entry & link cred card for charges?

    Hi there, Reba! 

    Welcome to planDisney! Your MagicBand collection sounds a lot like my family's. With so many options, I can reassure you that I have good news ahead about using your current MagicBands at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

    Once you've made the tough decision of choosing which linked MagicBands to bring on vacation, you'll be happy to hear that they have all of the same functions as they did the last time you visited. With them, you can enter the theme parks (with a valid ticket and theme park reservation), charge purchases to your resort hotel folio, scan for PhotoPass Service photographs, and open your hotel room door, too!

    Although my kiddos and I love our new MagicBands+, my husband still uses his olive green MagicBand while at the parks. He loves that he can use it without worrying about charging it daily like I have to with my MagicBand+. However, if you'd like to tap into the magic of the newer device, the MagicBand+ can interact with your surroundings at the theme parks and has gesture recognition capabilities and light-up displays. It's actually pretty cool, but totally not needed if you have your trusty original MagicBands. 

    If you have any further questions, Reba, please revisit us here at planDisney. I'm all ears!

    Magic always,
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Meet the Panelist: LeAndra, Florida

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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