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  • On Aug 5, 2022
    Abby from IN 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, if my group of 7 people are buying Genie+ for one day at Magic Kingdom, am I the only one in the group who needs a magic band to use at the touch points at each ride to get the group through? Thank you

    Hi, Abby! Thanks for visiting planDisney. I would be happy to help plan your vacation! 

    It sounds like you are getting a head start researching for next year's trip. While Genie+ can initially seem a little tricky, the Walt Disney World website provides some great video tutorials that I recommend watching. You'll be a pro in no time! Also, download the latest version of the My Disney Experience app, and be sure your park tickets are linked to your account.

    When you visit Walt Disney World Resort, you have the option of using MagicBands during your trip, and they do make things a little easier. However, there are other methods that I'll discuss below. One way to gain access to the Lightning Lane queues is to scan your MagicBand, which will have your selected Genie+ attractions linked to it. Each guest in your party will need to tap the touch points individually- you won't be able to do it for them. 

    Those in your traveling party who do not wish to purchase a MagicBand can use Disney MagicMobile. This service allows you to make and customize a digital pass via the My Disney Experience app, which is then added to the Wallet app on your phone. Simply hold your phone up to the touch points just as you would with a MagicBand. It works like magic, and you don't even have to wave a wand and say, "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo!" Another alternative is to pick up plastic admission cards at the Will Call window at the parks and use these to scan in at the theme park and attraction entrances. 

    Abby, since you hail from Indiana, I'm sure you are familiar with Gwendolyn Rogers and The Cake Bake Shop; my friend Doug is a big fan! Did you know that a "Disneyfied" version is expected to open at Disney's BoardWalk at Walt Disney World in 2023? Hopefully, it will be ready by the time of your trip! Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for details coming soon.

    Have a magical time!


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Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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