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  • On Oct 2, 2022
    Anju from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi. I have reservation for three of the theme parks. I am not staying a Disney hotel. I plan on purchasing genie plus the day of each theme park. Do I need to purchase band or card in order to get access to the theme park and genie plus?

    Welcome to planDisney, Anju!

    How exciting that you're visiting The Most Magical Place on Earth! You're going to have an enchanting time. MagicBand+ is a great way to add some extra pixie dust to your trip. MagicBand+ comes with color-changing lights and haptic vibrations, which allow Guests to "feel the magic" during their visit.

    Guests can use either their MagicBand+ or physical ticket to:
    • Unlock their Disney Resort hotel room door.
    • Enter both Theme and Water Parks (with valid admission).
    • Connect any Disney PhotoPass images to their account.
    • Charge tasty food and memorable merchandise purchases to their Disney Resort hotel room (this is only available during their hotel stay)

    You'll be pleased to know that you don't need a MagicBand+ or a physical ticket to enter the theme parks or use the Disney Genie+ service. You'll have everything you need on the My Disney Experience Mobile app. Just make sure you download that app and sign in using your My Disney Experience account. 

    You'll find your tickets under "Tickets and Passes." There is a barcode, which you can scan as you enter the parks. 

    To purchase Disney Genie+ on a day-to-day basis, simply open up the app. On the home screen, you should find something in purple that says, "Disney Genie+ - Add even more magic to your visit." Tap "Purchase for Today" and you'll be taken to a list of all the people in your party that you've added via My Friends & Family. You're going to want to select the members of your party that will use this service. Once you do that, you'll then make your purchase.

    I hope that's helpful, Anju. Have a great trip!


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