• On Jan 8, 2022
    Sherri from NY 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 Apple watches be used in place of magic bands? I asked my travel agent, she said they are limited & can’t be used for rides, lightning etc. so need magic bands. However, I see conflicting information on online. TYIA

    Hey there Sherri! Welcome back to planDisney! I'm here to help you master the magic of Disney technology.

    Good News! I confirmed with a few other Panelists that Disney's MagicMobile service on Apple Watches can be used in place of MagicBands, as long as they meet the minimum device requirements. I've used a MagicMobile pass on my iPhone to enter the Theme Parks, and it is an extremely convenient option. And if you enable Express Mode, you don't even have to unlock your phone! It really is a lot like magic!

    You can create a Disney MagicMobile pass in the My Disney Experience app in a few simple steps. Open the My Disney Experience app, Click the three lines in the bottom right of the Home Screen, select Disney MagicMobile, follow the prompts, and save the pass to your Apple wallet.

    With MagicMobile, you can currently enter the Theme Parks, tap into Lightning Lane entrances, connect Disney PhotoPass images to your account, and charge food and merchandise purchases to your hotel room folio. New features are rolling out periodically, so I would check the My Disney Experience app closer to your arrival date to be sure you know what all MagicMobile can do for you!

    I hope this helps, Sherri! If you have any more questions while planning your trip, stop back by and ask me. Soon you'll be immersed in the magic of Walt Disney World!

    Until next time,

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Meet the Panelist: Phillip, Alabama

Hi there! I’m Phillip from Alabama and you can consider me your skipper. I love helping families navigate the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney planning is like a trip through a jungle - there may be twists and turns but with a little patience and pixie dust I’m here to help you have the most magical time! Learn More About Phillip

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