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  • On Mar 17, 2024
    Tyler from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Planning a trip to Disney and curious if I can use my Apple Watch as a Magic Band instead of purchasing the Magic Band?

    Welcome to planDisney, Tyler.

    Full disclosure upfront: I'm a fan of all things Disney, especially my MagicBand+. Nearly as much as my Apple Watch. But sometimes, I just can't help but succumb to a colourful new MagicBand+ design, so you may find me double parking with a smartwatch on one wrist and a MagicBand on the other.

    Whether you're rocking your smartwatch or sporting a stylish MagicBand+, you're all set to experience the magic in whichever way suits your fancy that day! Please know, you can totally opt out of purchasing a MagicBand altogether. They're not essential at Walt Disney World! Instead, you can use the My Disney Experience App and Disney MagicMobile Service, which conveniently integrates into your Apple Wallet and can be linked to your watch. A win-win situation: less waste if it's a one-off or rare trip to Walt Disney World and more cash to splash on other delightful Disney goodies.

    Now, let's talk a little about the wonders of Disney's MagicMobile Service. With just a tap, you may access your Park tickets to enter the Parks, link Disney PhotoPass images to your Disney account, breeze through Virtual Queues and Lightning Lane entrances, and even charge purchases to the payment card on file at your Disney Resort hotel room during your stay. The only thing it won't become is a room key, but please know that this can be accessed through your My Disney Experience App on your phone.

    Will your Apple Watch light up like a MagicBand+ in unison with some entertainment spectaculars? No. Nor will it allow you to interact with sculptures or join the 'Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters' experience. If you're willing to forgo here, your Apple Watch should do just dandy.

    Tyler, I hope this info helps today. We're all about Disney chat here at planDisney, so feel free to swing by with any other questions!


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Meet the Panelist: Louise, United Kingdom

Welcome to planDisney! I'm happiest in perpetual planning mode for our next Walt Disney World trip - it's my chance to catch a bit of Disney magic in-between visits.

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