• On Oct 11, 2020
    Michele from NY 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 was supposed to go on a trip this past September, but we pushed it back a year. However, we have our complimentary Magic Bands we were sent before we officially moved the trip. How soon can I link the bands to my account, and will this kill the battery?

    Hi there, Michele! It's so great to see you back here at planDisney. 

    Michele, I could not take a trip to Walt Disney World Resort without my handy dandy MagicBand. This little Mousekatool lets me be totally hands-free since I can use it for my theme park admission, PhotoPass Photos, and charging privileges. 

    Michele, if you received your MagicBands through a hotel reservation, instead of purchasing them through ShopDisney, they will have come pre-linked to your account, so they still should be ready to use. To verify that your bands are linked, simply log into your My Disney Experience Account and click "MagicBands & Admission Cards." If your MagicBand is showing as linked to you, it will automatically detect any theme park tickets and hotel reservations assigned to you as well. 

    You can expect your MagicBand battery to last anywhere from 2-4 years. In fact, I still have a MagicBand from more than 3 years ago that works perfectly, so I would not worry about the battery draining too quickly. 

    I hope that this answered your question, Michele. Please come back here to planDisney if we can help as you re-plan your magical vacation. 

    See you real soon!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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