MagicBand+ and Smart Phone
  • On Jul 9, 2023
    Kevin from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Where can DisneyBands + be used? Cruise line and in theme parks/ resorts? Thanks!

    Hey there, Kevin!

    Welcome to planDisney. We're so glad you stopped by with this question today.

    DisneyBand+ recently sailed on over to Disney Cruise Line as a convenient hands-free alternative to the Key to the World Card. Guests can use this wearable band to board the ship, unlock their stateroom doors, and make purchases at onboard locations during their cruise. While the technology is only compatible on Disney Wish right now and coming to Disney Fantasy beginning with the July 29th voyage, I'm hoping we will see upgrades across the rest of the fleet and on new ships like Disney Treasure set to debut in the near future.

    MagicBand+ is a similar technology guests can use while spending time at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, with slightly different capabilities between the two parks. If you already own a MagicBand+ you'll be able to use it while sailing on Disney Wish. If you've yet to purchase one or are hoping to snag a cruise-exclusive DisneyBand+ design, I'm happy to share that you can purchase in advance of your cruise, or onboard and continue using your DisneyBand+ back on dry land at the east and west coast resorts. You'll just need to make sure the band is linked to your My Disney Experience App or your Disneyland Resort App, which I've discussed in a past answer.

    As I mentioned, MagicBand+ has slightly different capabilities at Disneyland Resort at this time. You won't be able to unlock your resort room door or make purchases in the parks like you can at Walt Disney World Resort, but you can use your MagicBand+ or DisneyBand+ to enter the parks, link Disney PhotoPass pictures, and access Lightning Lane entrances with the purchase of Disney Genie+ Service.

    I hope this was helpful Kevin. If we can answer any other questions please feel free to come back and let us know.

    Wishing you a magical vacation on land or at sea!
    Amy
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