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  • On Dec 29, 2021
    Shelby from NY 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 ticket and made a reservation. Must I have a magic band to enter? website mentioned a card also but I could not find how to get it? can I just use the app?

    Hi Shelby!

    From one New Yorker to another, welcome to planDisney! Congratulations on making your reservations for an upcoming stay at Walt Disney World! It is truly the Most Magical Place on Earth!  Your visit coincides with the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Walt Disney World Resort!  Lots of new and exciting things are happening around the resorts and theme parks. Harmonious is the new fireworks spectacular at EPCOT! Disney Enchantment is the new nighttime extravaganza happening at Magic Kingdom Park! New food and snack options abound throughout the resorts, such as the 50th Anniversary Mickey Bar and a special celebratory Dole Whip, to name a few! There is so much to choose from, you'll have to return again (and again, and again!)

    Disney MagicBands are a great and convenient way of accessing your theme park tickets, resort room, and charging privileges. Available in a variety of colors, themes, and designs, MagicBands have become a wonderful accessory to any Walt Disney World vacation.  Guests can purchase a MagicBand prior to their stay on the My Disney Experience link, or at the Disney store, either online or near you.  Should you opt not to purchase a MagicBand, you can head to Guest Relations at the theme parks prior to entry, and receive an Admission Card, which will allow you access into the parks. Guests with an eligible iPhone, Apple Watch, or Google Pay enabled Android Phone are able to utilize the Disney MagicMobile Pass.  Simply open the My Disney Experience App, and click on MagicMobile. Follow the prompts and you will be able to add your tickets to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay and use your phone to scan into the parks!

    My Disney Experience Planning Tip: You can also use the MDE App on your phone to unlock your Resort Hotel Door as well as charge food and purchases to the card on file for your resort stay! 

    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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