Guardians of the Galaxy at Night
  • On Jan 12, 2023
    Garrett 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'll be staying at the Dolphin hotel so I don't get a Magic Band or Key to the World card. If I don't want to rely on my cellphone for entry but purchased tickets online, what would be the easiest way for me to get admission into the parks?

    Hey Garrett, welcome back to planDisney. I'm so excited to be able to help you again with this trip you have coming up at the end of January.

    Walt Disney World Resort has made amazing advancements when it comes to technology. Regardless of where you are staying, you can use Disney MagicMobile Service for tickets with your cell phone and a compatible device such as an Apple Watch. This way you can "tap" your way around and into different attractions in theme parks. Since you are purchasing your tickets online, you can link them to a Disney MagicMobile Service pass, a MagicBand, or a MagicBand+ which are available to all Guests regardless of where they are staying. These are the easiest ways to gain admission into any of the six theme parks found around the "World". If these options are not available to you then stop at the ticket counter at Disney Springs, Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios, or Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park to pick up a complimentary Key to the World card. The card is reusable and designed as a souvenir.

    planDisney Pro Tip: Since you are staying at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, you may still purchase a MagicBand or a MagicBand+ which are compatible devices to link through the My Disney Experience Mobile App to help you gain access to the parks. You can pre-purchase a MagicBand or MagicBand+ at shopDisney, buy one at Disney Springs, or purchase one at any of the merchandise locations located throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

    Please stop back by with further questions for me or any of my co-panelists to help plan your upcoming Disney adventure.

    Garrett, enjoy making many Magical Memories.

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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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