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  • On Jul 26, 2023
    Amy from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Last-minute planning a day in Disneyland next week as part of a West Coast trip. Does Disneyland use Magic Bands for park entry? Since we are planning less than a week out, how would we obtain the bands on such short notice?

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Amy. We're so glad you're here and brought this question to us. I'm super excited about your visit to the Disneyland Resort. Last-minute spontaneous visits are the best and I can't think of a better way to further enhance your trip to the West Coast!

    I have great news for you, Amy. You can absolutely use a MagicBand+ for entry into the theme parks at the Disneyland Resort. Make sure it's a MagicBand+ as this is the only model currently supported at the resort. Your visit is just a few short days away (Yay!), but hakuna matata, you can find a wide selection of these at World of Disney located just outside of the parks in Downtown Disney District. Everyone can pick out a style unique to their personality and set up in the Disneyland app is a breeze.

    After a quick shopping stop, you'll be ready for your day. You can use your MagicBand+ for park entry and entrance into Lightning Lanes if you're using Disney Genie+ Service for the day. The MagicBand+ also interacts with the nighttime spectaculars (don't miss Wondrous Journeys) with haptic vibrations and lights and it can even surprise you on some of the attractions (Haunted Mansion is my favorite). One of my favorite ways to make use of my MagicBand+ at the parks is in Batuu hunting for bounties. It's so much fun wandering around the Black Spire Outpost and you never know what kind of encounters you might have.

    Amy, I hope this is helpful and puts your mind at ease knowing that it's not too late to get your MagicBand+ before your visit. Please come back to ask us any other questions. Here's wishing you a most magical visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!


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