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  • On Feb 22, 2022
    Janie 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.

    Hi. I am very familiar with navigating Disney World. We have an upcoming trip to Disneyland and it seems a bit different. Is there a Magic band or option that links our ticket and payment option to simplify our day? I haven't seen such a tool so far.

    Greetings, Janie, welcome to planDisney and a huge hello from Mickey Mouse & Friends!

    Planning a Disneyland Resort visit is very exciting. The websites between the two destinations work in a similar fashion for booking Disney Resort hotels, Dining and activities, both Disney destinations have the Disney Genie+ Lighting Lane theme park ticket option, both require theme park reservations, and both also have a mobile app unique to each destination.

    Janie, you are welcome to use your Disneyland Mobile App to order and pay for mobile food and beverage orders, and to pay for merchandise in a contactless manner at many Disneyland Resort venues. To add your payment method to the app, tap on the three horizontal lines on the lower right to open “My Profile” and from there click on “Payment Method." You can also use the Disneyland Mobile App to unlock your Disneyland Resort Guest Room door if you wish.

    When you check into your Disneyland Resort Hotel, you can store your preferred payment method to your Guest Room account to pay for Disneyland Resort merchandise, dining, and Disney’s PhotosPass Service purchases. Then, to charge to your Guest Room account, please present your Guest Room “Key to the Magic” card along with a valid photo ID. Janie, your “Key to the Magic” card acts as your Guest Room key, your charge card, and your Parking permit when registered as a Guest at a Disneyland Resort Hotel.

    Once your Disneyland Resort vacation package is booked, you will need to make your Disneyland Resort - Theme Park Reservations using your valid theme park admission, as this is the method in place at this time to visit Disneyland Resort theme parks.

    1. If using a park hopper ticket, visit your first reserved theme park, and after 1:00 PM you may visit the second theme park and then go between the two theme parks until closing, pending availability. That allowance is one hour earlier than the one at Walt Disney World Resort.
    2. Take a look at the planDisney Video Library for useful Disneyland Resort planning tips!

    Janie, I wish you the happiest visit to Disneyland Resort, thank you kindly for stopping by planDisney!


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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, from Ontario, Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher who is retired and home full-time always planning my next Disney Destination vacation. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort and travelling with a special needs family member. Learn More About Jacqueline

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