large family coming out of Cinderella Castle
  • On Jan 18, 2022
    Anna from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Our party if 14 staying off property March 12-18 2022.. I was told by Disneyworld CS that we need to purchase magic bands link them to our Disney Experience so that we can use them to enter park in lieu of standing in line at will call.. what else?

    Hello Anna! Thank you for stopping by planDisney with an excellent question.

    I am so excited to hear that you will get to enjoy the World’s Most Magical Celebration very soon. Don’t forget to sample all the delectable treats on the 50th Anniversary Celebration Sips and Bites Guide.

    I would be happy to guide you on what is best for your party of 14 to access your theme park tickets, Genie+, and Lightning Lane selections, add PhotoPass photos and charge food and merchandise back to your room. You will not need to purchase MagicBands for your entire family if you use the Disney MagicMobile Service. Disney MagicMobile can be used by anyone who has an iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android device that uses Google Pay.

    You can set up Disney MobileMagic using your My Disney Experience mobile app and link your passes to your wallet using an iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android device using Google Pay. I would recommend that a member of each household upload the admission tickets for everyone on their reservation to their device wallet. This will allow anyone with a smartphone to use it for access instead of a MagicBand. You can just scan everyone’s MagicMobile pass at the main entrance turnstiles.

    However, you may want one or two people in your group to have a MagicBand as a backup. You can purchase pre-arrival discounted MagicBands in My Disney Experience under the “My MagicBands and Cards” tab. I would recommend ordering them for anyone who cannot connect to Disney MagicMobile. You can also purchase them online at or just wait until you arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort. MagicBands are for sale at all Disney Resorts Collection hotels, theme parks, and select retailers at Disney Springs.

    This will keep you from having to stand in line at Will Call to receive an admission card. I hope this helps with your planning. If you have any more questions before you arrive, please come back and visit us again here at planDisney.

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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