Cinderella Castle 50th Day
  • On Mar 7, 2022
    John from NJ 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 do not purchase magic bands, what do we need to do with our phones?

    Welcome to planDisney, John!

    In just over a week, you'll be strolling down Main Street, U.S.A., getting your first glimpse of Cinderella Castle all dressed up for The World's Most Magical Celebration –– the final countdown is officially on!  And your timing couldn't be better because one of my all-time favorites, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, has just returned to Magic Kingdom Park.  This daytime spectacular uses colors, music, and dancing (not to mention a fire-breathing dragon) to bring Fantasyland characters to life in an enchanting way that you won't want to miss. As an added bonus, Walt Disney World just announced that Festival of Fantasy Lighting Lane access is now part of the Genie+ lineup, so you can get the perfect view without using valuable park time to hold your spot.  

    While you can still use MagicBands for theme park entry, Lightning Lane access, unlocking your Resort room door, and more, you now have the option to do all those things directly from your phone or smartwatch with a Disney MagicMobile Pass.  I used this service in place of a MagicBand during my last Walt Disney World visit and loved it –– I was even able to charge purchases directly to my Disney Resorts Collection hotel room during my stay, which was really convenient.  I also recommend downloading a pass, even if you choose to use MagicBands during your trip, for an added layer of security.  That way, you'll still have access to everything you need, even if your MagicBand gets lost or left behind.  Here's what you'll need to do to add a Disney MagicMobile Pass to your phone for your upcoming visit:

    1. Make sure you've downloaded the latest version of the My Disney Experience app on your mobile device and sign in with your Disney Account.
    2. Tap on the three lines in the bottom-right corner, select "Disney MagicMobile" from the menu, and tap "Set Up Your Pass".
    3. Click the Guest names for the passes you'll be creating and tap the button to add the pass to your wallet at the bottom of the screen.

    After your pass has been created, I suggest opening the digital wallet on your phone or smartwatch to make sure it was added correctly.  If it appears, that's it!  Your Disney MagicMobile Pass will be ready and waiting to use as soon as you arrive at Walt Disney World Resort.  

    Thanks for visiting planDisney, John.  I hope this helped to answer your question and I'm wishing you lots of pixie dust during your upcoming visit!

    See Ya Real Soon,

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