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  • On Feb 18, 2024
    Heather from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I use my Apple Watch at Disneyland for entrance tickets, genie + and lightening lanes?

    Hi, Heather!

    Welcome to planDisney, and thanks for asking us a question about the Disneyland Resort. It sounds like you’ve got a pixie-dusted vacation in the works, and I’m so excited for you to embark on this adventure, especially if it will be your first visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

    No, the Disneyland Resort does not currently offer Disney MagicMobile service, an app feature that enables Guests to access select theme park and hotel amenities through their Apple Watch. However, you are able to use a MagicBand+ in conjunction with the Disneyland mobile app to enhance your time in the theme parks! Although they are optional, my family loves being able to easily enter the parks with the tap of a band, and they're also convenient when checking in at Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane entrances. My kids' favorite feature is when the bands light up and vibrate, which makes them an extra magical way to remain hands-free as you enjoy the parks!

    If you already have a MagicBand+ from a previous vacation, you should be able to link it to your Disneyland app. Be sure your MagicBand+ is fully charged, and then power it on by pressing the button on the back one time. Tap the band to the back of your phone and you should be prompted to open the Disneyland app. Follow the on-screen instructions in the app to add the MagicBand+ to your Disney account, assign it to a linked theme park ticket, and pair it to your smartphone. 

    If you don’t already own one, MagicBand+ can be purchased online at disneystore.com prior to your vacation. Inventory fluctuates often, so if you don’t see a band that speaks to you, be sure to check back later. You can also purchase MagicBand+ at various locations throughout the Disneyland Resort upon arrival, including inside the theme parks, at the Disneyland Resort Hotel gift shops, and in the Downtown Disney District.  

    I hope this helps, Heather, and that your visit to the Disneyland Resort is a dream come true! Please feel free to send more questions our way as your planning continues!

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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