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  • On Mar 21, 2023
    Lindsay from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If we have the new MagicBand+, can we use the same bands on a visit to Disneyland? Do I have to pair the MagicBand+ with both versions of the app? Or will it automatically know the difference between WDW and DLR? Thanks a bunch!

    Hello there, Lindsay!

    Welcome back to planDisney! What a lucky traveler you are, to visit the parks from coast to coast!

    I am happy to share that your MagicBand+ will absolutely work with the Disneyland Mobile App for a visit to Disneyland. Pretty awesome, right? I grabbed my own MagicBand+ from my recent Walt Disney World trip to take it for a test run in the Disneyland Mobile App and it was super easy! To connect your MagicBand+ to the Disneyland app, just follow these steps:

    • Tap the "≡" icon in the app to open the menu.
    • Choose "MagicBand+" from the menu.
    • Tap on the "+" in the top right corner to add a new band.
    • Get your band powered on and tap "Open Scanner to Link" when you're ready.
    • Hold your band close to your phone (I find mine actually works best if I hold it against the very top edge of my phone).
    • Your band should link to your account and give you the option to link Bluetooth as well (which I definitely recommend).
    • Choose which park ticket you want to link to your band.
    If you have any trouble linking your band, don't worry. A Cast Member will be happy to help you troubleshoot and get it all figured out! Or if you try it and it doesn't work you can drop me a note here with more details and I'll do my best to walk through it with you. 

    I love how I can use my bands at Disneyland instead of my phone for things like entering the parks, entering Lightning Lane queues, linking photos from Disney PhotoPass photographers, and feeling like I'm part of the show during nighttime spectaculars! My personal favorite is Fantasmic! You may have seen it in Florida, but the version at Disneyland Park is completely phenomenal and a totally unique experience. Don't miss it!  

    There are also some sneaky little interactions with select attractions when you're wearing a MagicBand+ and the one when you exit the Haunted Mansion is my favorite. Pay close attention when you're told to "Hurry Back..." and you might notice some sympathetic vibrations from your Ghost Host!

    Lindsay, it sounds like you are planning to have a seriously magical year! I hope I'll get the chance to help you plan again!

    Keep moving forward!

    Amanda  
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Utah

Hi! I'm Amanda—a pixie-sized wife, mom, engineer, content strategist, and Disneyland Resort specialist! I fell in love with science as a kid at Disneyland Park, learning about physics while I waited to ride Space Mountain. I love how Disney combines art, words, science, and music to create incredible experiences. Solving challenging problems is one of my favorite things, I'm so excited to help you design the perfect strategy for a magical day! Learn More About Amanda

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