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  • On Jan 29, 2023
    Brita from AB Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If we use the My Disney Experience App do we still need magic bands?

    Hello there, Brita!

    Spring is one of my favorite times to visit the Walt Disney World Resort, especially during the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. I love getting planter ideas for my gardens at home from the gorgeous topiary displays and exhibits. If you're a foodie like me, don't miss out on the delicious treats across the Outdoor Kitchens around EPCOT's World Showcase. Now, let's talk about the My Disney Experience App!

    Once you've purchased your tickets and you see that the tickets are in your My Disney Experience account, you can enter the theme parks by either: 
    1. Using the My Disney Experience app to set up a Disney MagicMobile pass. At the park entrance, you can scan your Disney MagicMobile pass using your mobile device to enter; 
    2. Purchasing a Disney band and linking it to your My Disney Experience account. At the park entrance, you can scan the Disney band to enter; 
    3. Visiting a Walt Disney World window with your ticket confirmation email, card used to complete your purchase, and photo ID to pick up a ticket card. You can scan the ticket card to enter. 
    I like using the Disney band because my purse is less organized than my Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning. The Disney band saves me from rummaging through my purse to easily make purchases, unlock my Disney Resort hotel room, and check in at Lightning Lane entrances.

    No matter what you use, like Hercules, you'll go from zero to [vacation planning] hero with these tips under your belt. Let me know if you have any other questions or want any vacation planning tips. 

    May the magic be with you!


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Meet the Panelist: Melanie, Maryland

Hello there! I'm Melanie - a Walt Disney World Resort-loving Jersey girl living in Maryland with my Jedi Brewmaster husband and Bluey lookalike dog. Before I was even born, I grew up taking multigenerational vacations with my family at Disney's Beach Club Resort. The Disney force has grown stronger in my family since we took an adults-only voyage aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Whether you want to feel like a Disney Princess or a Jedi-in-training, I can't wait to help you plan a harmonious vacation. Learn More About Melanie

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