Since the launch of the MagicBand program at Walt Disney World, many questioned the need of an extra piece of vacation hardware to do what many mobile phones (and today even more) can also do… grant access into the Disney Parks with touchless technology.
Today, we have the next step of Disney Parks evolution with the announcement of the Disney MagicMobile service!
What Is It?
Launching in phases starting later this year, Disney MagicMobile service is a convenient and contactless way to access MagicBand features like theme park entry through the power of your iPhone, Apple Watch or other smart device.
Disney MagicMobile service and its features will roll out first on Apple devices.
How to use it?
Setup and usage is pretty familiar if you’ve used a MagicBand before. Except now instead of an extra piece of plastic, simply hold up your smart device near an access point for access to the magic!
- Create a Disney MagicMobile pass through the My Disney Experience app
- Add it to a smart device’s digital wallet
For now, guests have the option to use Disney MagicMobile service or a traditional MagicBand with the ability to use both interchangeably on your vacation.
MagicBands are still part of the future and Disney promised even more coming in trendy new colors and fun designs featuring favorite Disney characters and stories.
The existing digital room key feature will continue to be available specifically within the My Disney Experience app, which helps guests expedite their arrival by using online check-in service, going directly to their Disney Resort hotel room and using their phone to unlock their door.
Disney Resort hotel guests may also still pick up a Key to the World card at their convenience by visiting the front desk.