MagicBand+ and Smart Phone
  • On Jun 16, 2023
    Cassendra from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I get Disney Cards to enter rides and attractions? I already made my ticket purchase.

    Welcome to planDisney Cassendra. We are happy you stopped by with your question. Making sure you have a plan to get everything you need to have a successful visit is always important. You have come to the right place, we love planning.

    Visiting the Walt Disney World Resort is such an exciting time whether it is your first or fiftieth time. A Theme park ticket is the only thing you will need to board most attractions and rides. What feels like a long long time ago there was a system called "FastPass+" that used printed tickets for return times. This system has been retired for quite some time. This may be what you mean by "cards to enter rides and attractions." The good news is there is a digital version that has replaced it called Disney's Genie+ Service, and I love this new service. Each day you can purchase Genie+ for your park day. This will allow you to return to the specific attraction and get into a shorter queue with Lightning Lane. Most guests can expect to utilize 2-3 Lightning Lanes attractions per day. I love this option because it allows me to enjoy the park instead of waiting in a traditional queue. 

    The My Disney Experience App is the place you will be able to purchase and book your lightning lanes. You will want to become very familiar with the app as it is your go-to tool for planning your day. Even if you do not use the Genie+ option this tool will show you wait times for attractions, the next showtimes, and even help you order food without waiting in line. Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering is my absolute favorite part of this tool. We usually look at the menu while in line for an attraction and schedule the return about 20 minutes after we expect the attraction will finish. 

    I hope these tips help you find your way through your visit. It is just around the corner so you should start packing and getting ready for a magical visit. If you have any other questions please visit us again at and we will be ready to assist. 

    See ya real soon,

    Jeremy A.
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Meet the Panelist: Jeremy, New Jersey

Bright Suns travelers! I'm Jeremy from Jersey, a lifelong Disney fan. Father to 3 amazing kids, and husband to my wife of 14 years. I've been sharing the Walt Disney World Resort with my family for 17 years to join in the wonder and joy the parks have brought me my entire life. Consider me here to help with all you travel questions from Batuu to Cinderella Castle. Whether it's teenagers, toddlers, or your middle-aged cousins. Helping you find your version of magic is my mission. Learn More About Jeremy

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