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  • On Mar 21, 2022
    Cynthia from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Would having a magic band be helpful for using genie + during our stay?

    Hello, Cynthia!

    Thank you for bringing your important planning question to us here at planDisney. Your magical vacation is just a few short months away. You will be strolling down Main Street U.S.A. enjoying the World’s Most Magical Celebration before you know it. You will be taking in Disney’s Fab 50 Character Collection. 50 Golden statues of the most beloved and favorite Disney Characters have been placed in all 4 theme parks. Can you find them all?

    Disney Genie+ is a new tool that will allow you and your family to take advantage of great cosmic power in planning the most magical Disney day. All Guests who plan to use this service must have a valid theme park ticket and Disney Park Pass reservation for the day they plan to use it. You also need to add Disney Genie+ to your ticket at the time of purchase or it can be added on the morning of the day you plan to use it. 

    MagicBands are truly magical pieces of wearable technology. They allow you to access your theme park admission, add PhotoPass Photos to your Memory Maker account, if you are a Guest of a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, you can unlock the door to your room and charge food and merchandise back to your room account. You can also redeem your Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane selections by tapping your wrist to a touchpoint. Disney Resort Guests have the option to pre-order MagicBands at a discount. You can also purchase them online at shopDisney.

    You can also redeem your Genie+ selections with an admission card. You can receive a card for everyone in your travel party by taking your Will Call Confirmation ID number and your photo ID to the Guest Relations booth to pick up cards that will allow you to access and redeem all your plans. 

    If you are looking to save time, waiting in line for an admission card, or not looking to spend money on a MagicBand, you can use a new service called Disney MagicMobile. It works with iOs devices and some Android devices that have Google Pay. You can activate this service in the My Disney Experience mobile app by tapping on the more icon [3 horizontal lines] and then selecting the Disney MagicMobile button. You will see a list of available Guests from your Family & Friends list to create a pass for. Select everyone who needs access. You can choose a specific pass for each person in your party. Save the passes to your Apple Wallet and then you are ready to share them via iMessage with everyone in your party. You can use this digital pass to gain access to all the information in your My Disney Experience account including Disney Genie+ selections. 

    I hope this helps with your planning. If you have any more questions before you arrive, please come back and visit us again here at planDisney. 

    See ya real soon, 

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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