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  • On May 30, 2022
    Sean from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    With Disney phasing out Magic Bands, how do I make sure my teenage children have their park passes on their phone? Do they need to create their own MyDisneyExperience account?

    Hey There, Sean!

    Welcome to planDisney.  Can you believe that you'll be arriving at Walt Disney World Resort in just over a week?  After all that planning, you'll finally be able to stroll down Main Street, U.S.A., snacking on some popcorn, and taking in all the magic of the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration –– it's going to be amazing!  During your visit, you and your teenagers will have several tech tools to help you navigate the parks, so let me share a few details to help you figure out which option is right for your family.

    If you enjoy the ease of using a MagicBand, I'm happy to report that you can still use MagicBands at Walt Disney World Resort for theme park admission, Lightning Lane access, unlocking your room, and making purchases, just like you've always done. However, if you prefer to use the Disney MagicMobile service during your stay, your teens are going to have a few options.  Kids ages 13 and over are welcome to create their own My Disney Experience account and download the My Disney Experience mobile app on their phones. If your teens are old enough to explore the parks on their own or will need to unlock the door of your Disney Resorts Collection hotel room, I think this is probably the best choice.  After they've created their accounts, you can use the QR code feature in the My Disney Experience mobile app to easily link them to your Friends & Family list, so you can continue making plans together.  

    If your kids are still too young for My Disney Experience or prefer not to create their own account, you can also create a Disney MagicMobile pass for them to use, which doesn't require using the app.  To do this, launch the My Disney Experience mobile app on your phone, tap the three lines in the bottom-right corner, and select "Disney MagicMobile" from the menu. Next, tap the blue "+" sign at the top-right of your screen, select the names you're creating passes for from the menu, and click "Add to Wallet" to create the pass (this will also save the pass to your digital wallet, so it can be accessed from your phone, as well).  On the next screen, you'll need to tap "Select Passes to Share", then select one of the passes from your list and tap "Share via Messages". Continue following the onscreen prompts and you'll be able to text the pass to each of your teens, which they can save their own digital wallets. 

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney, Sean.  I hope this helped to answer your question, but if you think of something else, please don't hesitate to visit us again.  I'm wishing you and your family lots of pixie dust during your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort visit!

    See Ya Real Soon,
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