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  • On Dec 5, 2022
    Diane from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I purchased AP for my family of 8 and scheduled park reservations for 12/12, 12/13, 12/14 for all 8. Do I need to purchase bands and how do I get into the park on the 12th and what do I use for a parking pass?

    Hi Diane! Welcome to planDisney!

    Any chances you want to adopt a gal from Louisiana? Seriously, you are the magic! How very generous of you to share Florida Resident Annual Passes with your family. Everyone in your life will have a magical holiday thanks to you. And so very soon, you guys will have festive fun at Walt Disney World Resort.

    Great job making your Disney Park Pass Reservations. This tells me you have already linked your Annual Passes to your My Disney Experience Account and verified your Florida Residency. Now, let's talk about your options to gain entry to theme parks.

    Everyone can create a Disney MagicMobile Digital Pass right in the My Disney Experience Mobile App. Open the app and click on the three horizontal lines in the bottom right-hand corner, followed by "Disney MagicMobile." Click on the "+" sign in the top right-hand corner and select the name of the guest to create a Disney MagicMobile Digital Pass. Follow the prompts and save your new pass to your Apple Wallet, Apple Watch, or digital wallet. If you are using an Apple product, I suggest you set your pass to "Express Mode" which will eliminate the need to unlock your phone at the gate and attractions. And this digital pass can be scanned at the parking gate, along with your photo identification for parking access.

    You can also use any active MagicBands or ticket cards from previous vacations as well. You can check the status of these under "MagicBands and More" in the mobile app. Of course, there are the all-new interactive MagicBand+ available for purchase online and throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

    And finally, you can always stop by the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs or any ticket booth located outside of the theme parks for a complimentary ticket card. Please have your photo identification, proof of purchase, and the original form of payment. If you stop by the Disney Ticket Center before you head to the theme parks, you can use your ticket card for parking entry as well.

    Personally, I like having all three options at my disposal. Once I got the hang of using my Disney MagicMobile Digital Pass for opening my hotel door and tapping into the parks and Lightning Lane entrances, I now find it invaluable. And you can customize your design! Give it a try.

    Keeping it Magical,

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