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  • On Sep 29, 2019
    Jennie from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have Disney magic bands that my family used when we went to Walt Disney World last year. Can we use the same bands for our upcoming trip to Disneyland? Can we add MaxPass to our bands, too?

    Hey Howdy Hey, Jennie!

    You've Got a Friend in Me here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, so thanks for your great question. As someone who visits both the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in California regularly, I'd be happy to assist you!

    I just LOVE getting our MagicBands in the mail prior to a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. My favorite currently is a Haunted Mansion MagicBand that I look forward to wearing on my next trip to Florida. Unfortunately, MagicBands are not used at all in the Disneyland Resort. While no one will stop you from wearing your MagicBand in the name of fashion, they won't work as your park ticket, room key, or method of payment anywhere in the Disneyland Resort.

    The Disneyland Resort utilizes the Disneyland app in comparison to My Disney Experience. Make sure you download this app on your phone right now so you can start looking at park maps, making dining reservations, and so much more. This will also be your number one tool in the parks to navigate, mobile order food, and to utilize Disney MaxPass. Once you enter the park gate you will be given a paper ticket which you can "link" to your app. I always recommend still keeping your paper ticket on-hand, but you can scan your digital ticket at the gates after it is linked. If you don't already have Disney MaxPass attached to your tickets you can select "Get FASTPASS with Disney MaxPass" from the app's dashboard once you enter. You then can start to make your first digital Disney FASTPASS selection right from your mobile device. You will shortly find that you can experience even more FASTPASS attractions with Disney MaxPass compared to FastPass+ at the Walt Disney World Resort. It is worth every penny!

    I hope this helps, and please return if you have any other questions. Have a Fantasmic day!
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, New Mexico

Hi there!  I'm Jennifer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am a toddler mom, military wife, and dentist who is constantly inspired by Disney. One of my greatest pleasures is helping others experience the magic of a Disney vacation! I can't wait to answer your questions so that you can easily explore the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy at the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jennifer

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