MagicBand+ and Smart Phone
  • On Jun 29, 2023
    Erin from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am bringing my adult son (26) with autism to Disney World. Does he have to have his own MyDisneyExperience account or magic band to use his park tickets? Or can I have his park tickets attached to my Disney account and get him in with my Magic Band?

    Hi Erin,

    Welcome to planDisney! I'm so glad to hear you have a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort planned later this year. You and your son are sure to have a fantastic time together! I actually spent some quality time with my own son in the parks last week, and we loved having the special time together, just the two of us.

    I'm usually the keeper of my family's vacation plans and have gotten quite comfortable managing everyone's tickets, dining reservations, and Disney Genie+ Service selections on our trips. If you'd like to do the same you can absolutely manage your son's tickets right from your own My Disney Experience App, without needing to purchase any additional accessories for him. While you won't be able to link his tickets to your MagicBand or MagicBand+, you can create a Disney MagicMobile Pass for his admission media right on your smartphone. This way you can easily scan him into the parks each day and access Lightning Lane entrances for attractions if you'll be purchasing Disney Genie+ Service during your trip. 

    You'll need to have an eligible iPhone, Apple Watch, or a Google Pay-enabled Android device in order to use Disney MagicMobile Service, but creating a pass is a quick process. First, be sure your tickets are linked to your My Disney Experience App. Next, navigate to the feature menu (≡) at the bottom right corner of your app, and select the tile for Disney MagicMobile in the right column. You'll find some helpful how-to videos by clicking the "More" button on the blue "Learn About Disney MagicMobile" header on this screen. When you're ready to create one for your son, click the "+" at the top right of the screen and you'll see a list of eligible guests. Select your son's name from that list and follow the prompts to save the pass to your smartphone's wallet. You can even customize the pass from the assortment of galley images available, so be sure to let your son choose his favorite.

    When you arrive at the parks you'll hold your smartphone near the access points to enter just like you'd use your MagicBand. You'll do the same when it's time to enter Lightning Lane entrances or any Virtual Queues you've joined for the day. You can take a look at these helpful how-to videos to learn more about Disney Genie+ Service and Lightning Lane entrances.

    Erin, I hope this was helpful. If we can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to come back and let us know. I'm wishing you a most magical visit this fall!

    Adventure is out there,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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