• On Sep 12, 2021
    Sharon from PA 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, We have a trip planned with another family. The other family does not want to purchase magic bands. I know they can unlock the room with their phone through the app. Can they also use the app to enter the parks?

    Welcome back to planDisney with a great question, Sharon! It is a pleasure to assist you as you plan another Disney adventure!

    Although I believe your friends will be tempted to buy MagicBands as soon as they arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort, they are welcome to use Disney MagicMobile service to enter the theme parks with valid admission. All they need to do is use the My Disney Experience app to set up a Disney MagicMobile pass and link it to their digital wallet. Then, to enter a theme park, they will have to hold up their mobile device near an access point, just as they would do with a MagicBand. 

    Besides entering the theme parks, Guests can currently use Disney MagicMobile to connect Disney PhotoPass digital content to their account, gain access to join a virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and charge purchases to their Disney Resort hotel folio. Your friends are also welcome to stop by Front Desk at their Disney Resort hotel to request a Key to the World card, which works just like a MagicBand.

    I hope this information is helpful, Sharon. Come back to visit us if you have additional questions and have a magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

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