Magic Band life span

m steve

Active Member
Original Poster
Hello!

How long will the features/capabilities of a Magic Band work? When we next visit WDW, our Bands will be two years old and I am not sure if they will be fully functional after that much time. I am not sure if we will need to have new ones.

Thanks for your help!
 

JaxFLBear

Well-Known Member
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Most functions will work as long as Disney supports the technology. The functions that should work indefinitely are: Touch to Enter (theme park, hotel room, FP+ return queue), Touch to Pay (room charging), manual photo linking.

Automatic linking of ride photos/videos will stop functioning once the internal (and non-replaceable) battery has died.
 

m steve

Active Member
Original Poster
Most functions will work as long as Disney supports the technology. The functions that should work indefinitely are: Touch to Enter (theme park, hotel room, FP+ return queue), Touch to Pay (room charging), manual photo linking.

Automatic linking of ride photos/videos will stop functioning once the internal (and non-replaceable) battery has died.
Thanks for the response. Any idea how long that battery lasts?
 

Rob562

Well-Known Member
Most functions will work as long as Disney supports the technology. The functions that should work indefinitely are: Touch to Enter (theme park, hotel room, FP+ return queue), Touch to Pay (room charging), manual photo linking.

Automatic linking of ride photos/videos will stop functioning once the internal (and non-replaceable) battery has died.

Certain other "magical" personalized interactions in some rides and queues also will stop working once the internal battery dies, since the Bands need to be read from a distance.

Thanks for the response. Any idea how long that battery lasts?

They say at least two years. Unfortunately there's no real way to know whether the battery is still alive.
I suppose you could ride an attraction with on-ride photo your first day and a few minutes after you get off see if the photo shows up in your account.

-Rob
 

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