MagicBand+ pairing with Smart Phone; Minnie Mouse band
  • On Apr 14, 2024
    Danielle from West yorkshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, we are visiting WDW at the beginning of August and I wondered if I set up magic mobile on my phone now, will we still be able to get the MagicBands to link when we are there? Are we able to use both? Thank you.

    Hello Danielle!

    Welcome to planDisney! Having options is the best and when in Walt Disney World you have quite a few to tap into the Parks and Lightning Lanes. 

    If you set up Disney MagicMobile Service then there is no issue with also linking a Disney band (or a MagicBand as it is known in the US). Either can be used and can be active at the same time. I currently have 11 different bands and cards linked to my account along with Disney MagicMobile on my phone. (I should do some spring cleaning as I know I lost some of those bands) It helps to have a backup as on my last trip I lost my band and I was thankful I still had my ticket ready to go in my phone's digital wallet. The only difference between the Disney MagicMobile Service and the bands is that I can't use them with Disney PhotoPass photographers or use them to unlock my Walt Disney World Resort room. However, there is a feature in the My Disney Experience Mobile App to unlock your Resort Room door. One app with so many features!

    Did you know you can also use the app to order food and avoid standing in a long line? I love Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering. I love using my time in the queues looking at a menu and figuring out what I want to eat next. I can set a pickup time and time it to when I am ready for it. The food is usually picked up in a separate designated area and freshly made. It's a great way to be efficient in the Parks with minimal work. 

    I hope I was helpful! Make sure to come back if you have more questions. 

    Happy Planning!
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