Today Walt Disney World announced on the Disney Parks Blog that beginning today, all guests with Apple devices will be able to enjoy the new convenient and contactless option for entering the theme parks and more, as part of the rollout of Disney MagicMobile service!
The new service is now available on the iPhone and Apple Watch and coming soon to other smart devices. Disney MagicMobile service will be an easy-to-use new way for guests to experience Walt Disney World.
It is important to note that the new service will not be replacing the MagicBand, but will offered in addition to other options such as the MagicBand.
Disney put out a few helpful tips to get started with Disney MagicMobile service:
- Create A Customized Digital Pass: Guests can create a Disney MagicMobile pass through the My Disney Experience app and add it to the Wallet app on iPhone or the digital wallet on other smart devices. You can customize your pass by choosing from several Disney-themed designs that animate upon use (including special designs just for Annual Passholders and DVC Members)! For added ease, you may also store multiple passes on a single device, a great option for families.
- Easily Enter the Parks and More: Simply hold your iPhone, Apple Watch, or other smart device near an access point when entering the parks or using other available features, just like you do with a MagicBand. With Express Mode on iPhone and Apple Watch, guests do not even need to wake or unlock their Apple device, or open up the app, to use their Disney MagicMobile pass. As a reminder, valid park admission and a park reservation are required for park entry and must be linked to your account.
- Discover Other App Enhancements: We’ve also added a new feature in the My Disney Experience app that allows you to automatically link your Disney PhotoPass attraction photos and videos to your profile through your smartphone. Just confirm your settings in advance of riding at participating attractions. The My Disney Experience app also enables Disney Resort hotel guests to unlock their room door using our current digital room key feature.
Guests may use Disney MagicMobile service, a MagicBand or a card interchangeably.
MagicMobile is not currently available at the parking lot entry booths, but it is anticipated that it is going to happen in the near future.