Grand Floridian Pool
  • On May 23, 2022
    Lindsay from ON 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 know I can unlock my resort room with the My Disney Experience app on my phone, but I don’t feel comfortable taking my phone down to the pool. Can you use an Apple Watch to unlock your door instead? Is there a Watch version of the MDE app? Thanks!

    Hello, Lindsay! Welcome back to planDisney! It is so nice to hear that you are planning another trip to the Walt Disney World Resort this fall. 

    Your magic vacation to join in the 50th Anniversary Celebration will be here before you know it. I am so excited that you will be able to experience Disney’s Fab 50 Character Collection. There are 50 golden statues on display across all 4 theme parks. These statues will even interact with the new MagicBand+ making its debut later this year. 

    There is nothing like having a pool day in the middle of your vacation to help you relax and recharge. While enjoying the refreshing waters of your resort, you may not want to keep up with your phone while enjoying your day. The My Disney Experience mobile app will allow you to unlock the door to your Disney Resorts Collection Hotel room, unfortunately, there is no version of the mobile app available for the Apple Watch. Disney’s MagicMobile pass will allow you to access your admission tickets, add PhotoPass photos to your Memory Maker account, charge food and merchandise to your room account, and redeem Lighting Lane and Individual Lightning Lane experiences. You can set up your pass in the mobile app and save it to your Apple Wallet for use with your Apple Watch in the parks. However, Disney’s MagicMobile Service cannot unlock the door to your room yet. 

    Hakuna Matata! Since you are a guest of a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, you will have the option to order MagicBands at the pre-arrival discounted price. They are a stylish piece of technology, they are also waterproof, making them the perfect accessory for a pool day. They will unlock the door to your room and allow you to charge some refreshments back to your room account while at the pool too. In fact, any active MagicBand on your My Disney Experience account will allow you to unlock the door to your room. 

    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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