MagicBand+ and Smart Phone
  • On Jun 25, 2023
    Cynthia from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is Magic Mobile Service and Key to the world card? Do I need one of these for early entry or not? How do I get either What is the cost? Thank you!

    Hello Cynthia,

    We're so happy to see you at planDisney with this great question! There are a variety of entry options available for guests planning to spend time in one of Walt Disney World Resort's theme parks. I'd be happy to share a quick rundown as you prepare for your August visit.

    Disney MagicMobile Service is a method of linking your admission media to your smartphone's wallet. You'll first need to download the My Disney Experience App and be sure your tickets are linked. Once that's taken care of, you can use Disney MagicMobile Service to create a digital pass right on your phone that will allow access at entry points when you arrive at the parks, as well as in any Virtual Queues or Lightning Lane entrances if you plan to purchase Disney Genie+ Service. You'll also be able to use your digital MagicMobile pass to link Disney PhotoPass pictures taken around the parks, and while MagicMobile won't unlock your resort room door (you can do that directly from the My Disney Experience App) you can use it to charge purchases back to your Disney Resorts Collection Hotel folio as well. There is no fee associated with this service, but you will need to have a compatible iPhone, Apple Watch or Google Pay-enabled Android device. 

    If you'd like to unlock your resort room door as well as enjoy some additional interactive special features, you can also purchase a MagicBand+. There are plenty of color and design options to choose from so you'll be sure to find something to match your personality or even favorite vacation outfit. My daughter and I loved watching the light effects on our MagicBand+ perfectly sync with the show while watching Happily Ever After. You can purchase a MagicBand+ at many merchandise locations on property, and if you are a Disney Resort hotel guest, you'll have the option to pre-order one in advance of your arrival at a special discounted price. The bands definitely add an extra element of magic, but they are not a necessity if you're hoping to stick to a particular budget. 

    If you are planning to take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry when visiting the parks a Cast Member will scan your MagicBand+ or MagicMobile pass before allowing you to proceed to the eligible attraction areas. Resort guests may also stop by the Front Desk to pick up a complimentary Key to the World Card for use as a room key during their stay, but keep in mind you won't be able to link your theme park tickets to this card. 

    I hope this helped clear up any confusion Cynthia. If we can be of further assistance please don't hesitate to come back and visit us again.

    Magic and memories,
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