• On Jul 15, 2021
    Laura from SD 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 you need to purchase a magic band or can you use your cell phone?

    Welcome to planDisney, Laura!

    Thank you for stopping by with your very first question! It is a pleasure to assist you as you plan a magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    I am happy to share that Guests are welcome to use their mobile devices to enter the theme parks! Have you heard about Disney MagicMobile? This great service allows visitors to use the My Disney Experience app to create a digital pass, add it to their digital wallet and simply hold their mobile device near an access point to redeem admission, just as they would do with a MagicBand. Please note that you must have valid tickets linked to your Disney account to create a Disney MagicMobile pass.

    planDisney tip: At this time, Disney MagicMobile can be used to enter theme parks (with a valid theme park reservation and valid admission), connect Disney PhotoPass images to My Disney Experience, and gain access to join a virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

    I hope this information is helpful, Laura! Come back to visit us if you have additional questions and be sure to check our Panel Extras for more tips and advice as you plan your visit.

    Best magical wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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