Kids on attraction
  • On Mar 1, 2023
    Ben from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Since my party is opting out of buying the magic bands, how do we get our parks tickets, we already bought them and made park reservations, but I am not sure when/how we get our tickets.

    Hiya Ben,

    Welcome to planDisney, and great question! I always used to have my MagicBand on my wrist, but with my watch (and a baby who likes to grab anything in sight), I’ve found that my MagicBand spends more time in the bottom of my park bag than on my wrist. But there are multiple other ways to access your theme park vacation tickets.

    Great news! You already have your tickets based on the information you provided in your question. Since you have already made your Disney Park Pass reservations, that means your tickets have already been linked to your My Disney Experience account and are ready for use. Now let’s see about locating them for you so you can verify this.

    The quickest way to verify is to open your My Disney Experience mobile app. Select the three horizontal lines at the bottom of the app, select “Tickets and Passes” from the options shown, and see if all of the Theme Park tickets you purchased (and that are associated with) your account appear. Underneath each ticket should be a barcode; if you have a large party, I recommend stopping at a ticket counter (or Guest Relations at Disney Springs) before you enter the Theme Parks. A Cast Member can scan that barcode and provide you with physical ticket cards for each ticket that you can use to enter the turnstiles. I like doing this because it is much easier than managing digital Theme Park tickets. They also make a great complimentary souvenir from your vacation. If you had initially elected to have your Theme Park tickets mailed to you at checkout, these are the same physical ticket cards you would receive in the mail.

    If keeping track of a physical ticket card sounds like too much work, you can continue using digital tickets for entry into the Theme Parks. The My Disney Experience mobile app allows you to use MagicMobile for a seamless hands-free option. With MagicMobile, your mobile device becomes your ticket, and you can create mobile passes for yourself and every member of your party. While this is certainly one less thing to keep track of (almost everyone has their phone readily available), I recommend bringing a portable charging kit with you if you choose MagicMobile. You will need your phone to be charged to access your ticket whenever you need it for entry or Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Entrances. If you want to use MagicMobile, add it through the My Disney Experience mobile app.

    1. Once you open the app, click the three horizontal lines in the bottom right-hand corner.
    2. Select the Disney MagicMobile tile on the menu.
    3. Link your already purchased tickets to the Disney MagicMobile pass
    4. Customize your MagicMobile Pass with your favorite image, and you are ready to go.

    Note: Make sure that every member of your party is either linked through your device or their individual one so everyone can have a MagicMobile pass.

    I hope this was helpful, Ben! While you are visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth, be sure to check out the Walt Disney World Railroad at Magic Kingdom. It has finally reopened after being closed down for the creation of Tron Lightcycle/ Run, and it is as magical as ever before.

    If there is anything else we can answer, please reach back out to planDisney.

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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