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  • On Apr 25, 2024
    Samantha from IL 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! Do you use magic bands to get into park, genie+, pictures, etc?

    Hey there, Samantha, and welcome to planDisney!

    I loved seeing your question because I'm a huge tech nerd, so I was thrilled when I heard that MagicBand+ would be coming to the Disneyland Resort! I love wearable devices and I'm excited to see anything released that makes your Park visit more convenient and fun. Since then, I almost have enough Bands for every day of the week and I never visit the Parks without one on my wrist!

    In response to your question, you are indeed able to use your MagicBand+ for many features, including everything you mentioned. Just make sure that you purchase a MagicBand+ because older versions of MagicBands are currently not supported at the Disneyland Resort. You can find a great selection on DisneyStore.com that can be shipped to your home before your trip, or you can purchase one once you arrive on property at these locations

    Just follow the linking instructions to set up your new MagicBand+ and understand that each Band may only be linked to one account and one ticket at a time. With your shiny new MagicBand+ on your wrist and ticket linked, you may use it to easily scan into the Parks. In fact, the Disneyland Resort has stated that new entry gates are to be installed this year, so using your MagicBand+ will be even easier! 

    Once you've entered the Parks, you'll still need the Disneyland Mobile App in order to purchase Genie+ (unless you pre-purchased it when you bought your tickets) and book Lightning Lanes. But when you go to redeem a Lightning Lane, all you have to do is to scan your MagicBand+. And when you have your picture taken by a Disney PhotoPass photographer, just have them scan your MagicBand+ and the pictures will automatically be attached to your account! 

    But what I love about MagicBand+ is that it's not just about convenience, it's also more fun! Your Bands will light up and pulse with haptic feedback during nighttime spectaculars and in certain locations. It just adds more magic to an already magical day! You may even customize the lights within the Mobile App.

    Pixar Fest will be in full swing over your visit, so consider looking for a Pixar themed MagicBand+. And if you consider yourself a gourmand, take a look at the Pixar Fest Foodie Guide to see what you can expect on your trip! That Pixar Fest Cake looks absolutely gorgeous. And I'm so excited for Together Forever - A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular

    Samantha, I hope this answered your question and I wish you a truly magical visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Please don't hesitate to write back to us again if you have more questions because you're always welcome here and we'd love to continue being involved with your vacation. Happy planning!

    Wishing You a Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Al






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Meet the Panelist: Al, California

Ahoy there from the heart of Steinbeck Country in central California! I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since childhood and fell in love with the sense of absolute immersion that the Imagineers have achieved. My favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean because where else can you go from a California day to an evening boat ride in the bayou with "salty old pirates"? I'm a veterinarian and an all-around Disney geek and enthusiast. I'd love to help you plan your next Disneyland trip! Learn More About Al

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