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  • On Jun 30, 2022
    Shelly from NJ 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 are visiting Disney in August. We have bought our tickets and reserved park days. We are staying off resort so we aren’t doing Disney bands. Are we eligible to get Disney cards so we don’t need to pull out our phone constantly for the passes?

    Hi there, Shelly - welcome to planDisney!

    Thanks so much for stopping by with your question for our team of panelists today. We love to help Guests just like you plan magical Walt Disney World Resort vacations!

    All Guests have several different options for showing their admission when visiting the Theme Parks. Using MagicBands has been the most popular method for many years, and even though you are not staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you are still eligible to purchase a MagicBand, link it to your My Disney Experience Account, and use it to access the Theme Parks (with your valid admission and Park Pass Reservation), access Lightning Lanes at attractions, link PhotoPass photographs, and more!

    You mentioned pulling out your phone, which is another method you can use. Disney's new MagicMobile service essentially turns your compatible smartphone into a MagicBand of sorts, and best of all, it's free!

    If neither of these options appeals to you, you can instead obtain a card to use by visiting any Guest Relations location, ticket window, or the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs. Personally, I do like to have a physical card as a backup, but my preference is to use the new MagicMobile service. I have mine linked to my Apple Watch so my phone doesn't even leave my pocket. If you're curious about this service but are having trouble setting it up, just stop by and chat with a Guest Experience Team member inside a Theme Park for assistance!

    I hope this information is helpful as you continue planning your upcoming vacation. The Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration is packed full of exciting entertainment, new attractions, food, and so much more - get ready to make some magical memories!

    Ryan J.
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Meet the Panelist: Ryan, Ohio

Hi, everyone! I’m Ryan from Ohio and am so happy that you’re here! By day (and most nights and weekends), I'm a business professor mentoring the next generation of leaders. In my free time I love outdoor activities and traveling with my family and friends, scarfing down ice cream, and, of course, all things Disney! I can’t wait to help your crew plan a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Ryan

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