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  • On Mar 2, 2023
    Steven from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How can I streamline my first ticket scan on the first day of my vacation? I'm usually asked for my ID at the gate. Is there an easier way to do this before we arrive at the park - with our hotel concierge, for example?

    Hello there, Steven!

    Like you, I like to move through the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks as efficiently as possible to maximize the amount of time I’m spending on attractions. Once I’m done with this response, I hope you’ll be flying through the theme park entrance like “The Incredibles” character Dash. 

    I love that the Walt Disney World Resort has so many different options for entering the theme parks. I personally prefer the novelty of scanning my MagicBand to enter the theme parks. You can link your theme park tickets and MagicBands to your My Disney Experience account via the mobile app. Once you open the app, press the three horizontal bars on the bottom right corner of the screen and select “MagicBands and More” to link your MagicBand to your account. To link your tickets, press the three horizontal bars in the corner and select “Tickets and Passes.” At the theme park, you can scan the MagicBand to enter. 

    Alternatively, I’ve found that it’s very easy to set up Disney MagicMobile pass on the My Disney Experience app. Like the MagicBand, you’ll need to link your tickets to your My Disney Experience account. Next, press the three horizontal bars in the bottom right corner of the app and select “Disney MagicMobile.” When you arrive at the theme park, you can scan your Disney MagicMobile pass using your mobile device to enter. 

    Not only will these tips save more time for you to enjoy attractions, but I hope they will give you additional time to enjoy the stellar Outdoor Kitchens and topiaries at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. I hope you have the most Incredible vacation. 

    May the magic be with you!

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Meet the Panelist: Melanie, Maryland

Hello there! I'm Melanie - a Walt Disney World Resort-loving Jersey girl living in Maryland with my Jedi Brewmaster husband and Bluey lookalike dog. Before I was even born, I grew up taking multigenerational vacations with my family at Disney's Beach Club Resort. The Disney force has grown stronger in my family since we took an adults-only voyage aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Whether you want to feel like a Disney Princess or a Jedi-in-training, I can't wait to help you plan a harmonious vacation. Learn More About Melanie

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