• On Sep 29, 2021
    Raymond from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How can i tell if my magic band purchased a few years ago will still work for my trip next week 10/4/21 to include photpass, room entry, etc all week?

    Hi, there!

     Oh my goodness, Raymond - it looks like you'll be traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort tomorrow. That's amazing! How will you even sleep tonight?

     I just love the convenience of MagicBands. As a mom of three, I need all the convenience I can get! With a MagicBand on my wrist, I can enter the theme parks, open my Disney Resorts Collection hotel room door, charge purchases to my resort hotel folio, link my Disney PhotoPass photos, and more. What's not to love?

     The batteries in MagicBands reportedly last about 2 years, but I can tell you that on my most recent visit, I used some MagicBands that were 3 and 4-years old. They worked just fine! Before your arrival tomorrow, be sure the MagicBands you hope to use are listed as "active" on your My Disney Experience account. When you arrive at your Disney Resorts Collection hotel, stop by the Front Desk and ask them to check your MagicBand. If they can scan it with no problem, you'll be all set! If it doesn't register with their touchpoint, not to fret. You can purchase a new MagicBand at the gift shop, or you can request a complimentary Key to the World Card. The Key to the World Card will work much like your MagicBand!

     Be sure to download the My Disney Experience mobile app before your arrival tomorrow. It's magic at your fingertips! Did you know you can open your Disney Resorts Collection hotel room door with the My Disney Experience mobile app? You can also use the mobile app to create your Disney MagicMobile Pass which you can use for entry into the theme parks, just like a MagicBand. How cool is that?

     Your visit is the perfect time to experience The World's Most Magical Celebration. This special event just began a few days ago! 

     I hope this was helpful, Raymond. I'm wishing you a Disney vacation that is practically perfect in every way!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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