MagicBand+ pairing with Smart Phone; Minnie Mouse band
  • On Dec 28, 2023
    Mary ann 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 is working

    Hey there, hi there, Mary Ann!

    Welcome to planDisney! You've asked an excellent question, and I'm happy to help. 

    Aren't MagicBands so convenient? With a simple tap, you're able to unlock your Disney Resort hotel room door, zip through the theme park entrance with valid admission, and even pay for merchandise and dining! 

    First, let's see if your MagicBand is active. You can check to see this by following the steps below:

    -Please head to the Walt Disney World Resort website and, on the top right corner, hover over the My Disney Experience logo. 
    -From the drop-down menu, tap on My MagicBands and Cards.
    -Scroll down until you see your name and select the arrow next to your icon. This will show the MagicBands that are active under your profile. As long as they are not deactivated, they should work. 

    The battery life on these lasts about a good two years or so. Once you arrive at your Disney Resort hotel's front desk, a Cast Member can help you test it out to see if it works. 

    And, of course, if you opt for the new MagicBand+, it comes with a rechargeable battery. And it's still waterproof, so you can still make a splash at your Disney Resort hotel pool with it on! Yay!

    Wishing you an enchanting visit, Mary Ann!

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