Fireworks at Magic Kingdom
  • On Jan 23, 2023
    Lisa from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will visit Disney World in April. We are not staying at a Disney Resort. We planned on using our phones and/or watches Magic Mobile instead of purchasing the Magic Bands. Can we also get the key cards and use them as back up if needed (watch dies, etc.)

    Hiya Lisa, welcome to planDisney!

    We have matching Walt Disney World Resort vacation countdowns, which means we have some magical things to look forward to this spring. Can you believe Happily Ever After returns to Magic Kingdom Park on April 3 and TRON Lightcycle/Run opens on April 4?! If you haven't already done so, be sure to purchase your tickets and make your theme park reservations for this exciting week as soon as possible. 

    You're smart to consider the various methods of entry for your visit, Lisa. Disney MagicMobile passes are great because they can be easily downloaded in the My Disney Experience mobile app (three small lines at the bottom right of the home page --> Disney MagicMobile). Disney MagicMobile essentially turns my Apple Watch into a MagicBand, which is especially convenient when I have a kid in each hand.

    You're Baymax-level smart to consider a backup plan for your method of entry. Of course you'll remember to pack a portable phone charger, but life happens and it's always better to be safe than sorry. Admission cards, which are about the size of a credit card, can be obtained at any Walt Disney World park ticket window. Be prepared to show the ticket confirmation email, the original method of payment, and a valid government-issued photo ID. Current admission cards have bold, solid-colored backgrounds and feature beloved Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Tinker Bell, and Miguel. Stick them in your wallet and in your scrapbook once you return home.

    Since our travel dates align, Lisa, I must remind you that table service dining reservations can be made online up to 60 days in advance, which means your first Disney dining day is next week - eek! Disney dining is one of my favorite topics so please follow up if you'd like any specific recommendations.

    Plan magic; planDisney.
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Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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