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Breaking: New MagicMobile Service to Debut at Disney World

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Breaking: New MagicMobile Service to Debut at Disney World
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A brand new service will soon be rolling out at The Walt Disney World Resort. MagicMobile promises to be a convenient new way to experience “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” What do you think of this new feature?

Future of MagicBands

Disney announced that MagicBands, those fun little wrist accessories, would no longer be complimentary beginning in 2021. The solid colors are $5 while the speciality MagicBands would continue to be offered at a discounted price as always.

Now, Disney is slowly making the transition to more phone technology as part of the Guest experience. Here’s what we know about MagicMobile, from Disney Parks Blog.

From Disney Parks Blog:

The MagicBand, the colorful wristband guests wear at Walt Disney World Resort, makes each visit even simpler and more seamless. We’ve continued to invent and innovate, and soon, we’ll be debuting a new option: Disney MagicMobile service!

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.

Guests will be able to create a Disney MagicMobile pass through the My Disney Experience app and add it to their smart device’s digital wallet. It works like magic – most features will be available by just holding up your smart device near an access point, just like you do with a MagicBand. Disney MagicMobile service and its features will roll out first on Apple devices.

Guests may choose to use Disney MagicMobile service or a MagicBand – pick whichever option works best for you during your visit. You can even use both and alternate between the two for added flexibility. We’ll also soon be introducing more MagicBands in trendy new colors and fun designs featuring favorite Disney characters and stories.

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Our 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.

Are you looking forward to more technology-driven benefits for your Disney vacation? Or, do you prefer to disconnect from your phones? Let us know what you think about MagicMobile over on the Facebook page!

8 COMMENTS

  1. Definitely will continue to use magic bands. I do not want to take my phone out every 5 minutes, risk dropping it, and the battery will die super fast. It already drains the battery quickly using the my Disney experience app. Plus magic bands are available in so many fun designs.

  2. By time we got into the park, we probably would have done one or more of the following: 1. Dropped a cell and broken it. 2. Lost a cell. 3. Ran down a battery trying to figure out how to order something. 4. Ordered something wrong. I know because I’ve done two of them on a pervious trip before it was a necessity.

  3. Ditto to all the comments, I think this is the worst mistake WDW is making. It was a very magical surprise to receive your box in the mail with your magic bands and your luggage tags. Typical though have to find a way to charge for everything, boo on you Disney.

  4. I totally agree with all the comments written! The last thing I want to keep doing is taking my phone out. The magic band was and is the best and so convenient. That’s what set DW apart from so many other amusement parks. The ease of just presenting your band for everything!

  5. I agree with Tammi. I already have trouble with my phone battery charge in the parks because of taking photos. I do not need something else to use up my charge. I don’t want to have to waste my time at a charging station. I do carry an external power source with me, but that too takes time to charge the phone. I like to collect Magic Bands and am frustrated that Disney is now charging for even simple ones… but this will probably all get sorted out before I have a chance to return to WDW.

  6. I prefer the magic band because it is on my arm, I don’t have to dig it out of something to use it, I don’t have to worry about dropping it, and I don’t have to worry about the battery dieing.

  7. My phone is for emergency use only. Not something I want to relay on for my trips to Disney. I don’t like to use it to order food either I rather order with a human being. Keep using technology people will forget how to talk with people.

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