• On Nov 8, 2021
    Wendy from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Coming to WDW in January (yea!!) I don't want to use magic bands. I know I can set up my android phone with a magic mobile pass. But how does it work for lightning lanes (do I have unlock my phone each time?) What about keys to the world??

    Welcome to planDisney, Wendy! 

    I’m so happy to hear that you’ll be visiting The Most Magical Place on Earth at the beginning of next year! What a way to celebrate a fresh start! I hope you’re getting SO excited to enjoy all of the magic during the 50th Anniversary Celebration!

    You definitely do not need to use MagicBands if you are not interested in that option! There are a few other ways for you to gain access to the theme parks and utilize your Lightning Lane selections! I’m so glad you already know about the incredible option of Disney MagicMobile! My husband used this option on his phone during our last trip and it was so convenient! He didn’t need to unlock his phone in order to gain access to the theme parks or enter the Lighting Lane queue! It was really cool! He just tapped the back of his phone to the Mickey portal, and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo- he was in! We just made sure that his admission was valid at that he had the correct Disney Park Pass Reservation linked to his account for the day! 

    You can also use the plastic Admission Card just by tapping it to the Mickey portals! They work just like MagicBands/Disney MagicMobile! 

    If you have additional questions, Wendy, I’d love to hear from you again at planDisney! 

    Have a great big beautiful tomorrow! 
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Meet the Panelist: Allyn, Wyoming

Howdy Partners, I'm Allyn! My home has been, and will always be, the Walt Disney World Resort. But, when I'm not "home," I live in the heart of Wyoming. I'm living my fairy tale as a professional fine jewelry designer, fitness instructor, wife, and an extreme Disney enthusiast! Dreams do come true, and I cannot wait to share all of my magical Main Street, U.S.A smarts with you! Learn More About Allyn

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