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  • On Mar 2, 2024
    Jessica from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I manage my children’s magic bands on the Disneyland app? It seems to be rather different than our recent experience at Disney World which was easy to assign their bands to my friends and family list, which Disneyland app doesn’t have. Thank you

    Hello, Jessica!

    Welcome back to planDisney! As a person who visits both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort often, I sometimes have to remind myself how MagicBand+ operates differently in each destination. It can be tricky to remember the differences!

    I manage my kids' MagicBand+ on the Disneyland mobile app. Fortunately, the Disneyland app is very similar to the My Disney Experience app, and it is very easy to use! Open the Disneyland app and select the "≡" symbol at the bottom of the home screen. Choose "MagicBand+" and then press the blue "+" symbol at the top. From there, you can use a camera, type an ID number, or tap a MagicBand+ to link it to your Disneyland account. After that is complete, you can select the MagicBand+ that was linked and assign a ticket or Magic Key pass to it. Keep in mind that only MagicBand+ works at Disneyland.

    Using Disney Genie+ to book your first Lightning Lane reservations is another key difference between Disneyland and Walt Disney World. If you did not purchase Disney Genie+ when you bought your Disneyland theme park tickets, you can purchase it each day after you enter a theme park. Regardless of when you purchased Disney Genie+, you can make your first Lightning Lane reservation after you scan into the park. Another bonus is that Guests who purchase Disney Genie+ at Disneyland can enjoy unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital downloads from the day! As a mom, I love that PhotoPass allows me to be in the pictures!

    Jessica, I hope your family creates special memories during your trip to Disneyland Resort! Please visit us again if you have other questions!

    Magic Happens!
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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Nevada

Hello from Nevada! I'm Jen - a married mom, social worker, and lifetime collector of Disney experiences. Disneyland Resort has been my "home away from home" since I was a child, and Walt Disney World Resort has become one of my favorite vacations spots as an adult. Whether it's celebrating special occasions, dining with food allergies, or making use of digital tools, I love helping Guests maximize their time and fun while visiting Disney destinations!  Learn More About Jen

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