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  • On Oct 11, 2022
    Julia from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have MagicBands from WDW. Can we use them at DL or do we have to purchase MB+? If we buy MB+ for DL, are they usable at WDW? If we don't buy MB+ for DL, what are our options for scanning tickets? Thank you!

    Hiya, Julia!

    Thank you for stopping by planDisney!

    Oh wow, I love that you're a bi-coastal Mouseketeer! My favorite thing to do between Walt Disney World Resort and Walt's original theme park, Disneyland Resort, is ride all of the 'duplicate' attractions and compare what's different between the two. There's no shame if you leave The Happiest Place on Earth thinking that DLR has the better Pirates of the Caribbean, "it's a small world," and Fantasmic! There's also no shame in your closet having spirit jerseys from both resorts, either!

    This is a great question. The brand-new MagicBand+ options will work at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Because MagicBand technology is rolling out to the Disneyland Resort for the first time this fall, there are still a few questions as to just what kind of magic these new bracelets hold. To for sure get the full experience of the 'glow-with-the-show' visuals and haptics for World of Color and the Bounty Hunter digital experience in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, your best bet will be to purchase new bands.

    While it does make sense that older bands should be able to do some of the same things at Land as they do at World where they're still working just fine, the issue is that there isn't a place to connect older versions of bands to your My Disneyland Account as it was only built to support the newest behind-the-scenes magic. If you'd rather pass on purchasing the new MagicBands+ for this trip, you can still do most of the things that MagicBands can do with your Disneyland Mobile App. This includes using scanning your digital ticket for theme park admission, redeeming your Genie+ Lightning Lane reservations, and adding any PhotoPass Photos taken to your profile. Do note that unlike at Walt Disney World Resort, MagicBands at Disneyland will not allow for charging purchases or opening your Disneyland Resort Hotel guestroom door.

    I hope that this helped to clEAR your question up, Julia, as well as better plan your upcoming Disneyland days! Be sure to follow the official planDisney Panel Instagram account for even more tips and tricks. And if you have any more Disneyland Resort vacation planning questions, We're All Ears!

    ~Kristen N.
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Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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