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  • On Dec 1, 2022
    Letha from Sc Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is it required that everyone have a magic band or can you simply use the Disney app?

    How ya doin' Letha and welcome to planDisney!

    To wear a MagicBand or not to wear a MagicBand? That is the question. The truth is you can access the magic with or without one. If anyone in your party would like to forego using one during their vacation, all they'd need to do is to use Disney MagicMobile Service instead. Once all of your reservations are linked to your My Disney Experience account, open the My Disney Experience app and tap the three-lined icon at the bottom of the screen. Then choose Disney MagicMobile from the list of options. You'll be able to choose the Disney MagicMobile pass you like(mine is the DOLE Whip style) and add it to the wallet app on your smartphone. You would then be able to tap your phone in place of a MagicBand to enter the Theme Parks or check in for your Lightning Lanes.

    Pro-tip: If you'd like to show off your Disney Style with a MagicBand, I definitely recommend MagicBand+ for your family. The little people in my life love getting to feel independent and open the doors to our rooms, getting themselves into the parks, and waving at the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection statues around the parks.

    Letha, thanks for stopping by! If you have any other questions come back and see us. We've got you covered.

    Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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