MagicBand+ on Friends; Main Street; pairing
  • On Jun 19, 2024
    Lauren from CA 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! Super excited to get back to WDW! Wondering if my Magic Band 2 will still work in the parks/unlock hotel room/etc. It's less than 2 years old but not sure if features have been phased out for Magic Band+. Thank you!!!

    Salagadoola, menchicka boola, Lauren, and welcome to planDisney! Like Fairy Godmothers, we wave our wands to help guests have magical Walt Disney World Resort vacations. So let's bibbidi-bobbidi-boo this!

    Since you'll be taking your pumpkin coach across the country, I'm sure you're only packing the essentials, like glass slippers and scrubbing brushes. But I have good news! You can go ahead and pack that MagicBand 2 because it should work just fine during your visit. The batteries in that version will eventually deplete, but they typically last a few years. Since yours sounds relatively new, have Gus and Jaq pack it for you!

    While those older bands will still function as your Disney Resort Hotel room key and theme park admission, they might not automatically link to some attraction photos. I suggest picking up a complimentary PhotoPass card from Guest Relations or a friendly photographer. The images from my visits are like sparkling memories for me, so I don't want you to risk losing yours...at midnight or any other time!

    Lauren, if you find your band isn't working as it should, I recommend using Disney MagicMobile service on your phone. This handy feature transforms your phone into a MagicBand. You can use it as your room key, theme park ticket, and more. It will even link those PhotoPass images!

    You can also buy a new MagicBand+ at most merchandise locations. You'll link it to your account using its serial number, and it makes a great souvenir. The new bands are rechargeable and offer fun interactive features. I love my 2023-themed MagicBand+ because that's the year I became a planDisney panelist. Talk about feeling like Cinderella!

    I hope I've reassured you that your band "can do magic, believe it or not!" Lauren, I'm sprinkling pixie dust all around so you have a fabulous trip. Please stop by planDisney anytime; we're the thingamabob that does the job!

    Magic awaits,
    Elaine
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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