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  • On Aug 18, 2017
    Michelle from NS Asked

    If we have magic bands from 2013 will they still work when we come back this year? How long do they last?

    Hi Michelle! I just love answering questions from fellow Bluenosers and would be so pleased to assist.

    Don't you just love MagicBands? With one simple tap, MagicBands make it possible for guests to access almost everything needed during a trip to Disney, from Theme Park tickets, FastPasses and Disney PhotoPass. Even hotel room access and charging privileges throughout your stay can be accessed from a simple tap of your MagicBand. Now that's Magic!

    Unfortunately, Michelle, it is highly unlikely that your Disney MagicBands from a trip in 2013 will still work. The typical lifespan for the RFID technology in the MagicBands is approximately two years. Also, now that the new MagicBand 2 design has been launched, you will likely want to upgrade to the new MagicBand for your next trip anyway!

    As you are likely aware, MagicBands are issued on a complimentary basis to all Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests. Once your Resort hotel reservation has been linked to your My Disney Experience account, you will be all set to order and customize your MagicBands. As MagicBands are only able to be shipped to addresses in the United States at this time, Canadians are able to pick up our MagicBands at the front desk of our Walt Disney World Resort hotel upon check-in.

    I hope this information is helpful for you, Michelle. Should you have any other questions, please send them our way. We are here to help and want to assist with your vacation planning in any way we can.

    Magically Yours,

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Meet the Panelist: Trish, Nova Scotia

Hi! I'm Trish from Canada, a single mom to two kids and a proud Disney Vacation Club member. In my circle of friends, I have a reputation for gravitating to any discussion involving Disney Parks and Resorts and would welcome the chance to share my experiences with you. Have you ever wondered what Disney Vacation Club is all about? Trying to decide if membership is right for your family? Have a question about visiting a Disney Vacation Club Resort? If so, you have come to the right place!

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