MagicBand+ pairing with Smart Phone; Minnie Mouse band
  • On Oct 10, 2023
    Guy from MI 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 you tell if an old magic. And will still work at the park?

    Hey there, Guy, and welcome to planDisney! 

    It’s great to hear that you’re gearing up for your vacation. The one piece of gear that you shouldn’t leave behind is the handy, dandy MagicBand or MagicBand+. You can use it to enter the theme parks, enter your Resort hotel room, charge purchases to your Resort hotel folio, and more! Also, I love that I can show off my favorite colors, characters, and designs as I explore the Walt Disney World Resort. 

    When it comes to knowing if your older MagicBand device still works, there’s no way to find out until you arrive on property. However, if your last vacation to the Most Magical Place on Earth was within the last 2-3 years, it’s most likely still good to use. Some of mine are even older than that and still work when I blow the dust off of them to take them to the Disney Parks. You can also see if your band is activated in the My Disney Experience App by going to the main menu, selecting “MagicBands and More,” and selecting “Pair Your MagicBand+.” 

    The brighter side is that if you’re staying at a Resort hotel, you can check to see if it works by testing if it opens your room door instead of waiting until you get to your first theme park. If you have a gut feeling that your older MagicBand’s battery’s life has ended, you can purchase a MagicBand or MagicBand+ before your vacation begins at or once you’re on property at the many Resort shops that sell them. 

    Guy, if you need any suggestions about what to experience during your upcoming vacation or if you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to revisit us here at planDisney. Have an amazing trip!

    Magic always, 
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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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