Snorkeling in Hawaii
  • On Apr 12, 2023
    Anita from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Visiting Aulani in May, does magic band + work at the resort? If so how do you link you magic band so that you can unlock room doors, make charges, etc.? Also are magic bands waterproof for use at the pool? Thx!

    Aloha Anita!

    Mahalo for your question. What can I say except you're welcome here at planDisney! Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa is one of my favorite Disney Vacation Club Resorts. See where the line in the sky meets the sea, Anita? It always calls me at Aulani, and there's no place I'd rather be than riding the Hawaiian roller coaster ride. Your question about MagicBand+ is a great one. 

    Currently, your MagicBand or MagicBand+ is not able to be used at Aulani in the same way they are used at the parks. Surely you can wear one for style!  But they won't work for charging or opening your door. Though some Guests are reporting that if they use an older MagicBand and their Disney Aulani account log-in is the same as their My Disney Experience account, the MagicBand could work. However, officially, the MagicBands are not used currently at Aulani.

    But, in Hawaii, they say "Hang Loose." It means "no worries."  You will have a Resort key that you will be able to use to make room charges, so you can just relax and enjoy. 

    Now, Anita, there are other fun and helpful tech features available at Aulani.  Before you arrive, download the Aulani mobile app to your phone.  This helpful app will not only have all of your Resort reservation details, but you'll also find a Resort map, online Check-In features, and my favorite, the Daily 'Iwa, which includes all of the daily activities at the Resort.  With this app, you'll have everything you need for your visit and be part of the Aulani 'ohana. Like Stitch always says, 'ohana means family, and that means nobody gets left behind.

    I hope this helps you, Anita.  If you have any additional questions about your upcoming Aulani stay, stop back and see me. I'll be happy to help you!

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Meet the Panelist: Keri, Massachusetts

Hi there, I'm Keri from Massachusetts, a wife and mom to preteen twins and a teen. Since my first magical visit to Walt Disney World at age three, I've loved all things Disney. My husband found his passion for pixie dust on our honeymoon and his first visit to a Disney park. Soon after, we joined Disney Vacation Club, which has afforded us unforgettable family vacations for the last 20 years. Disney Vacation Club has helped us create our most magical vacation memories. I can't wait to help you plan yours. Learn More About Keri

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