MagicBand+ and Smart Phone
  • On Aug 28, 2023
    Marli from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I use a magic band in the parks for lightning lanes and photo pass that has “passholder” even if I’m not a passholder? It is brand new and has never been linked to any other user. Thank you!

    Hi Marli,

    Welcome to planDisney!  How exciting to be planning your upcoming visit, it will be here before you know it.

    Don't you just love all of the new MagicBand and MagicBand+ designs that are out now?  I have recently been looking at shopDisney and wondering if I need yet another one to add to my collection.  Rest assured, if you have purchased a MagicBand or MagicBand+ that says "Passholder" on it you may still use it as you normally would even if you are not a current Annual Passholder.  Once you have linked your MagicBand or MagicBand+ to your My Disney Experience Account, it will "automagically" link you to all of your entitlements in your account.  If you have theme park tickets linked in your My Disney Experience account and Disney Theme Park Reservations, you will be able to scan into the theme park as usual.  However, you should use the regular entrances and not the Annual Passholder entrances in case you were wondering.

    The same is true when you are using Disney PhotoPass Service and use your MagicBand or MagicBand+ to link your photos to your account.  Just scan your device as you normally would, and your photos will appear in your My Disney Experience account.  You can also use your MagicBand or MagicBand+ for entering any eligible Lightning Lane entrances.

    Have a Magical vacation!  Please stop by planDisney with all of your vacation planning questions.  We are always eager to help you make the most out of your upcoming trip.

    See Ya Real Soon,
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I fell in love with Walt Disney World on my very first visit, which took place during my honeymoon. Since then we have added 4 "mouseketeers" to our family and have come to appreciate what a great value a Walt Disney World vacation can be on a budget. As a Physical Therapist and a mom of a large family, I would love to help you plan your next magical trip! Learn More About Brenda

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