Teens Taking Selfie with Donald Duck; in front of the castle during the day; front of bridge
  • On Jun 4, 2024
    Laura from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a Garmin watch with NFC payments available. We are also planning to get Magic Band+ once we get to California, possibly on Saturday before our first park reservation on Sunday (staying at Cambria). Am I able to use either to pay at the parks?

    Hi Laura! Thanks for bringing your questions to planDisney.

    I spoke with a couple of Cast Members and none were able to confirm for me whether your smartwatch payment would be accepted or not. So, while you're absolutely welcome to try it, I can't promise it will work. I'm sorry I can't give you a solid answer! I'll keep my fingers crossed it works, but I'd have an alternative method of payment ready to go just in case it doesn't.

    Methods of payment that are widely accepted at Disneyland Resort include cash, debit, credit, and Disney Gift Cards, as well as Google Pay and Apple Pay at select Quick Service locations, kiosks, and retail locations. You can also mobile order your food and beverages at select Quick Service locations, using a saved method of payment in the Disneyland mobile app.

    Unfortunately, the MagicBand+ you intend on buying can't be your backup for payment. That feature isn't available at Disneyland Resort. You can hands-free scan into the parks and Lightning Lane Entrances with your band with Genie+, interact with fun features in the parks, and enjoy enhanced experiences on select Attractions, Entertainment, and currently with the Pixar Fest Icon Sculptures. But at this time, there is no payment feature associated with the bands at Disneyland Resort. They're still a handy tool, especially if you're going to be booking Lightning Lane return times. Scanning in with the bands is much quicker than using your mobile device.

    Have a magical time!

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Meet the Panelist: Elizabeth, Missouri

Hello from St. Louis! I'm Elizabeth, a professor, wife, and mother to two little boys. We love to travel as a family, and Disneyland Resort is the place where we laugh more and make the happiest memories. We've done everything from solo to big multi-generational trips, and I've got the tips and tricks for traveling with little ones to help ensure your experience is truly magical. Learn More About Elizabeth

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