Family Catching Snow on Main Street; magic kingdom; mother and children; magicband
  • On May 20, 2024
    Shawn from FL 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 buy one magic band to use for my family of 3, My husband, myself, and our 2 year old? We will be together for everything so it seems like buying 2 or 3 is not necessary

    Hiya, Shawn. Welcome to planDisney! 

    It looks like your trip is right around the corner, so let’s get right to your question so you can begin shopping for the perfect MagicBand+.

    As you may or may not know, a MagicBand+ can be an incredibly convenient tool to help you enjoy your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. It can be used to unlock your Disney Resorts Collection hotel room, tap into the theme parks, and purchase food and merchandise. Additionally, they can be used if you have decided to buy Disney Genie+ to tap into the Lightning Lane entrances or successfully secure a Virtual Queue boarding group.

    Guests aren’t required to have or use a MagicBand+ to enjoy a visit to Disney World, so one member of your group can purchase one, or if you don’t find them necessary, no one has to buy one. Your My Disney Experience app will allow you to do all the same things as your MagicBand+. Even better, you can take advantage of Disney MagicMobile, which will enable you to enter theme parks, link Disney PhotoPass photos to your MyDisney account, check in at Lightning Lanes and Virtual Queues, and charge food and drinks to your Disney Resort folio. To take advantage of this feature, open your My Disney Experience app, click on the menu icon in the bottom-right corner, scroll to the Disney Account section, and select “Set up MagicMobile Entry.” Click the plus icon (+) and follow the prompts to add your MagicMobile passes to your Apple or Google Wallet.

    For Apple users, Express Mode is enabled when you add the pass to your wallet. This allows you to hold your device to the touchpoint without opening your wallet or unlocking your device. Express Mode also lets you swipe the passes of any guests in your party. Android users must unlock their devices before using their MagicMobile pass, but it’s just as straightforward. 

    I hope this answers your question, Shawn. If you have any additional Disney vacation planning questions or want more tips and recommendations for your visit, please ask me another question.

    See you real soon!
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Welcome to planDisney! I'm Brent, a husband, father, coach, and dog dad from Annapolis, MD, with a mind on a permanent Disney vacation! I specialize in crafting unforgettable trips to the Walt Disney World Resort but when it's my turn to vacation, you can catch me indulging in the food options of EPCOT's World Showcase, ascending Disney Mountains, and lounging poolside at Stormalong Bay with a delicious treat from Beaches & Cream Soda Shop! Learn More About Brent

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