MagicBand+ on Friends; Main Street; pairing
  • On Mar 13, 2024
    Jessica from NB 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 there! We have MagicBands+ and I am linking them to each person on the app but does each person need to link it to their phone via bluetooth and does each person need the Disney app?

    Hi Jessica,

    Welcome to planDisney! Like me, I see that you are also the vacation planner for your whole crew. I am here to confirm that Walt Disney World makes it super easy for you to manage everything.

    I love using the MagicBand+ for my family because only the person managing all accounts needs to have the My Disney Experience App. If everyone is managed by you, you can buy and attach tickets, make reservations, and manage all of your experiences for the whole group. There is no need for anyone else to link them via Bluetooth or have the app. 

    My favorite way to utilize the MagicBand+ devices is in conjunction with Genie+. As your party's account manager, you can add Genie+ for everyone in your group and easily reserve Lighting Lane entry times for your whole party throughout the day. Since Spring Break season will be in full swing during your visit, this is a great way to optimize your time in the parks. When using Genie+, I find that I can skip the standby line on at least 3 rides during the day which helps ensure that you get to everything you want to see and ride. The trick is to make sure you start reserving Lighting Lane entrances at 7 AM if you are staying at a Disney resort hotel or at the theme park open time if you are staying off-property. 

    Each of your MagicBand+ devices will come with a charger. Although they will work perfectly fine for tickets and Genie+ without being charged, they do light up and have some fun interactions throughout the theme parks when they are charged. It is a fun little surprise throughout the day when they light up during a ride or when you pass something special. 

    Happy Planning
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