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  • On Oct 16, 2022
    Emmanuel from NSW 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 I still need to link my theme park tickets and theme park reservations to the My Disney Experience app if I plan on using my hotel key card as my theme park tickets? Also, will my theme park tickets be automatically linked to my hotel key card?

    Hi Emmanuel,

    Welcome back to planDisney and thank you for your question! Your vacation will be here before you know it!

    If you’ll be staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, instead of having a hotel key card, your access to your room can be through your MagicBand+ or through the My Disney Experience mobile app, how cool is that! I really love these features because I don’t need to keep up with anything other than my phone or MagicBand+. After you check in and have a room number, in your reservations section of the app, you’ll be able to select a button to enter your room. Once selected, a blue screen will appear, you’ll want to hold your phone over the door reader, and tap the center of the Mickey on your phone, then you’ll be in! 

    Though your hotel room key, tickets, and Theme Park Reservations are all linked through your My Disney Experience mobile app, you’ll have to use them differently. For example, you can physically see your tickets within My Disney Experience, but if you want to use your phone to enter the Parks (instead of using a physical card), you’ll want to utilize Disney’s MagicMobile Service or your MagicBand+. If your tickets are already in My Disney Experience, they’ll automatically be linked to MagicBand+ if you purchased the Bands through My Disney Experience. If you haven’t or will getting your Bands at Walt Disney World, you’ll just link the Bands to the app! 

    If you were to use a physical hotel key card, that wouldn’t be linked to your Theme Park tickets. That’s why I utilize the My Disney Experience mobile app as much as possible, because pretty much everything you need is there if everything is linked properly! Remember, once you check in you can always connect with a Cast Member at your Resort for further guidance.

    I hope you find this “Bit By Bryanna” useful as you prepare for your vacation in just a few months. If you have any other planning or vacation questions in the meantime, please feel free to reach out, I’m always happy to help!

    The Magic Is Calling,

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Meet the Panelist: Bryanna, North Carolina

Welcome to planDisney! My name is Bryanna and I am a "Disney-lifer". I have traveled to the Walt Disney World Resort since my toddler years and I have not been able to get enough of the magic. Whether we are at the one of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks or a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, it is a way to escape every day life. I have planned many family vacations and now it is my turn to help you. Through my experienced lens, I take joy in being a part of your magical journey! Learn More About Bryanna

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