Disney has made a change to the MyDisneyExperience website that is allowing return guests to select if they want a NEW MagicBand, or to reuse a previously selected one. If you are planning to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you can now Opt-Out on a new band.
You MUST have an active My Disney Experience account.
The existing MagicBand must be less than One Year old. This is because of the encased battery and the odds of them remaining operational past the one year point are still unknown.
You must opt out for each reservation you make. But, you can opt back in at anytime, if you change your mind.
The update is currently only available through the My Disney Experience website and not on the app. There is no word, at this time, of that availability.
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