• On Feb 2, 2021
    Cristina from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Going to Disney in September 2021, do I still need to get a magic band or will I be able to do everything on my phone?

    Hi Cristina and welcome to planDisney! I’m so glad you stopped in to see us with your planning question!

    You can definitely use your smartphone to pull up any theme park tickets you have for yourself or anyone in your travel party. You can also print your tickets and show them to the Cast Member at the theme park entrance.

    I suggest you download the My Disney Experience App before your visit, so you can link any tickets, Disney Resort hotel reservations or dining reservations to your account. You can also place and pay for mobile orders at quick service restaurants at all four theme parks via your app. It’s a great place to help you organize all of your vacation information! 

    Cristina, while you do not need a MagicBand to enter the theme parks, they are really convenient to have. If you have bands from a previous visit, already linked to guests in your travel party, they can use them again. Just make sure they have a valid theme park ticket and band assigned to them on your account. My family and I re-use MagicBands all the time! You may also want to take a peek at the bands available on shopDisney, just in case you change your mind. They have some really cute seasonal bands! 

    I’m sure there are some special activities in store for the coming months, so you will want to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for updates. The blog is a great place to keep track of all the happenings at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    I hope this information is helpful to you. If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to come back to see us. For more planning tips from the planDisney family, you can always view our Panel Extras before your magical visit. It's our pleasure to help you!

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Hello from South Florida!  My name is Veronica.  I'm a wife and mother to two amazing girls.  I'm a bilingual journalist turned stay-at-home mom.  My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was at the ripe age of two and I've had the pleasure of visiting every year since!  Now as an adult, I plan my family's fun and memorable vacations.  As a planDisney Panelist, I look forward to helping you craft your magical experience!  Learn More About Veronica

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