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  • On May 8, 2024
    Josephine from NH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is it better to have a retractable lanyard or just a regular lanyard to hold your Disney pass? Can you interchange Physical pass to Mobile. What I mean is sometimes use mobile until your battery runs out and then use physical pass.

    Greetings, Josephine!

    What a great question! I have great news for you: There are multiple ways for you to access your theme park admissions (and more) while enjoying a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    To access the magic, you can use any of the following (or a combination of them all):

    Disney MagicMobile is a feature of the My Disney Experience app that can be used to enter the theme parks, connect Disney PhotoPass to your MyDisney account, redeem Lightning Lane and Individual Lightning Lane selections, and charge purchases back to your Disney Resorts Collection folio. To activate MagicMobile you will open your app, select the menu icon (three horizontal lines), and scroll down to “Set up MagicMobile Entry.” Follow the prompts to choose your pass style and add it to your mobile phone's digital wallet.

    MagicBand+ allows you to unlock your Disney Resorts Collection hotel room and also enter the parks, connect to Disney PhotoPass, and redeem your Lightning Lane and Individual Lightning Lane selections, but with a little more flare. Choose from one of the many styles available and you won’t need to worry about your phone battery or a lanyard, everything will be available right there on your wrist! You can purchase your MagicBand+ through your MyDisney account, the My Disney Experience app, Disney Store, or one of the many Disney merchandise locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

    The Key to the World card is the plastic card that you have referred to as a Disney pass. If you want to disconnect from your phone and don’t want to have a MagicBand+ on your wrist, this will be what you use to enjoy your vacation. Your decision between a retractable or regular lanyard would be entirely up to you. You would likely want to take the lanyard off while enjoying the rides and attractions so you don’t lose it.

    My suggestion would be to purchase a MagicBand+ featuring your favorite Disney character or one that may feature your favorite ride. They are so convenient, easy to set up, and a memento from your vacation. If, after reviewing your options, you would like more information on MagicMobile or MagicBand+, submit another question for me. I would be happy to dig a little deeper into whichever option you choose!

    See you real soon!

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