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  • On Feb 6, 2022
    Amanda Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When we have been previously and we have all had magic bands. We are deciding whether to get them or not for our next trip in April. There are 4 of us, if we were to buy them, do we all need one or can we get 3 and my Daughter use her apple watch?

    Hello Amanda! 

    Welcome to planDisney, and thank you for sending us your question! MagicBands are such a fun way to add a touch of Disney to your style, and with all their different colourful designs, I am sure they would be Edna Mode-approved. "Simple, elegant, yet bold," don't you think? Not only are they convenient, but I also find that they become associated with my memories from my trips, which makes them the cutest souvenirs. As MagicBands became some of the cutest park accessories, I completely understand why you want to purchase some for your upcoming visit.

    The good news, Amanda, is that you do not have to pick between your favourite methods of park entry. In fact, you could even try multiple ways of bringing your theme park admission with you simultaneously with no problem at all. You are free to link your ticket to your MagicBand, link it to your digital wallet through the Disney MagicMobile Service, or even pick up an actual ticket at a ticketing window at the main entrance of any park all at the same time! If you have not done so yet, I highly recommend experimenting with the Disney MagicMobile Service and MagicBands to find which method works best for you, as they are not mutually exclusive. For example, I still use my physical card for my Annual Pass as my theme park admission, but I also sometimes use the Disney MagicMobile Service instead! That way, if your daughter, for example, used Disney MagicMobile on her Apple watch at first but then purchased a MagicBand, she would be able to use both without any issue. This is also true for the rest of your party - you do not need to all use the same theme park admission tool!

    It is important to note that not all of these tools will offer the same services, so it is better to pick the one that best fits your needs. For example, while you can link your credit card to your MagicBand, this option may not be available with other tools. Indeed, while you can link your credit card to your digital wallet, a physical ticket can only be used for your theme park admission. However, you can still use any of the options above to scan Lightning Lane selections you might have made or to link your PhotoPass photos to your My Disney Experience account. I also love that MagicBands are not the only option that can be customized: you can even pick the design of your MagicMobile park pass and change it whenever you would like! I love looking through all the unique designs and choosing one that fits my mood or preference at the time. 

    I hope this was helpful, Amanda, and that you have the best day ever on your upcoming Disney vacation! If you have any other stylish questions in the time leading up to your trip, don't hesitate to reach out. We're always happy to help! 

    Have a magical day and remember the most important fashion advice of all: no capes!

    Ariane
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Meet the Panelist: Ariane, Quebec

Hello humans! My name is Ariane and I am a French-speaking Walt Disney World Resort lover from Montreal, Canada! Since the cold does bother me (sorry Elsa!), the Walt Disney World Resort has become my second home. If you need any help planning the most magical vacation from Canada or finding the most Instagrammable spots and treats, I'm your gal! I cannot wait to help you chase the wind and touch the sky on your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Ariane

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