MagicBand+ pairing with Smart Phone; Minnie Mouse band
  • On Mar 25, 2024
    Katie from MS 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 have a question about the magic+ bands. I got 4 bands for my family members but I realize now that only 2 members have phones. Will the 2 bands not connected to a phone still work?

    Hi Katie!

    Thank you for bringing your question to planDisney! We’re here to sprinkle a bit of pixie dust on all your Walt Disney World Resort planning questions, and it sounds like you’re gearing up for an absolutely magical visit.

    You’ve asked about the MagicBand+ for your family and whether the bands will still work magic for those without a phone to pair with. Absolutely, they will! The great news is that MagicBand+ operates wonderfully on its own, without needing a smartphone for each band. These magical accessories are designed to add an extra layer of enchantment to your visit, acting as your key to the kingdom—quite literally! They’ll grant you access to the parks (with valid admission, of course), unlock those special moments with Disney PhotoPass photographers, and let you make purchases throughout Walt Disney World Resort. And yes, they do all this independently of a smartphone.

    Your MagicBand+ is linked directly to an individual's profile via your My Disney Experience account, which means each band is personalized to its wearer’s park admission, PhotoPass, and payment information if you've set it up and are staying on property. So, no worries if some of your adventurers don’t have their phones; their MagicBand+ will still whisk them into the heart of the magic, ensuring they don’t miss a beat (or a tap!).

    For the two in your crew who will be without phones, managing plans can easily be done through the devices you do have. It’s like having a magic wand in your pocket! The My Disney Experience app on your phone can be a central hub for your entire party, helping you keep track of dining reservations, park hours, and even those important PhotoPass photos capturing your family’s magical moments.

    And here’s a friendly tip from one Disney enthusiast to another: MagicBand+ brings some extra-special features like interactive experiences and games within the parks, as well as light-up alerts for fireworks and shows. Make sure to charge them each night so you won’t miss out on any fun surprises!

    Katie, we’re just thrilled to help you get ready for your Walt Disney World Resort adventure. Remember, every little detail sorted now adds up to big magic later. If you find yourself pondering any more questions or need a bit more guidance, don’t hesitate to drop us another message.

    Happy planning, and may your upcoming visit be filled with unforgettable memories and magical moments!

    ~Yael
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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I've experienced the Disney Parks in every stage of life: as a child, a teenager, a newlywed, and now as a mom of three. My journey through the magic of Walt Disney World Resort has been filled with unforgettable moments and invaluable insights. Whether you're planning your first or your 100th visit, I'm eager to share my cherished memories and tried-and-true planning tips with you. Let's make your Disney experience as magical as mine have been! Learn More About Yael

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