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  • On Jul 6, 2022
    Friend from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do all members of our party need magic bands for lightning attractions or can our cell phones be used?

    Hey there, Friend, and welcome to planDisney! Thanks for stopping by the planDisney panel with your question. You’ve also asked me a question about one of my favorite Walt Disney World keepsakes: MagicBands! I’ll do my best to contain my excitement during my response, but I can’t make any promises. 

    While it is difficult for me to admit this, each Guest in your vacation party does not “need” a MagicBand to navigate the resorts. The great news is that Disney’s MagicMobile Pass gives you many of the same privileges as a MagicBand or Theme Park ticket card. The MagicMobile pass also gives you a bit more convenience since our mobile devices are typically in the palm of our hands. All you have to do is tap your mobile device to the touchpoint at the attractions Genie+ Lightning Lane Entrance and wait for the Green ring to appear. It’s just that simple! PG Pro Tip: Be sure to pack a portable battery charger in your Theme Park bag. Navigating the My Disney Experience app to book lightning lanes, mobile order food, determine wait times, and more can put quite a demand on your device’s battery. 

    I hope this helps, Friend! If you have more questions, stop back by and let me know

    You’ve got a friend in me, 

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Meet the Panelist: Phillip, Alabama

Hi there! I’m Phillip from Alabama and you can consider me your skipper. I love helping families navigate the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney planning is like a trip through a jungle - there may be twists and turns but with a little patience and pixie dust I’m here to help you have the most magical time! Learn More About Phillip

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