Mickey and Minnie Statues in Front of Fireworks
  • On Oct 9, 2022
    Lydia from GA 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, Looking for more guidance on magic bands vs. phone use for attractions, rooms, memory maker, etc.

    Hey there, Lydia, and welcome back to planDisney! Thanks for stopping by the panel again! As a self-proclaimed MagicBand aficionado, I was extremely excited to see your question come through! The great news for you is that Walt Disney World has added new options for Guests to access their Disney Vacation entitlements. 

    As difficult as this is for me to admit, your mobile device can perform many of the resort functions that the MagicBands have historically handled. With a combination of Disney’s MagicMobile Service and the My Disney Experience mobile app, Guests can board attractions, mobile order food, unlock their hotel door, and even connect Disney PhotoPass images — all from the palm of their hand! So if your phone is all you have, it is truly all you’ll need! Additionally, Disney’s MagicMobile is a complimentary service that does not incur additional costs like a MagicBand purchase. These are savings that can go a long way in your Disney Vacation snack budget! 

    PG Pro Tip: Since you’ll be spending a considerable amount of time on your mobile device during Theme Park days, be sure to pack a portable battery charger. The portable battery charger has quickly become my used Disney Vacation accessory! That is, outside of the stroller of course (dad of 4 here)!

    I hope this helps, Lydia! If you have more questions while planning your Disney Vacation, stop back by and let me know

    You’ve got a friend in me, 

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Meet the Panelist: Phillip, Alabama

Hi there! I’m Phillip from Alabama and you can consider me your skipper. I love helping families navigate the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney planning is like a trip through a jungle - there may be twists and turns but with a little patience and pixie dust I’m here to help you have the most magical time! Learn More About Phillip

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