• On Jan 26, 2018
    David from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We went to Disney World three years ago and bought Magic Bands then. We are planning to go again this summer. Do we need new Magic Bands or can we reuse the old ones? How long do the Magic Bands really last? Thank you, Chris

    Hi David,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! MagicBands continue to amaze me - our girls love to choose a different color each time we visit!

    MagicBands are estimated to last at least two years but I can say that I have a few that are older than that and they still work. I suggest that you link your tickets to your existing MagicBands and bring those MagicBands with you to the parks. Also bring your admission cards with you just in case. Check out this great answer about MagicBands from Moms Panelist Lindsey.

    Make sure you have a My Disney Experience Account. If you linked your MagicBands previously, they should still be linked. Just log into My Disney Experience and click on "MagicBands and Cards." Check to see if your MagicBands are there and say "Active."

    Also be sure to download the My Disney Experience Mobile App. With the app, we can modify dining reservations, add Fast Pass+ selections and get directions while in the parks. 

    David, of course, you can always order new MagicBands from Shop Disney Parks Online. Occasionally I wonder if one can ever have too many MagicBands. But that is always a fleeting thought! There can never be enough!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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