Enter Disney World with A Wave of Your Device! Disney MagicMobile Service Now Available

by Mommy Frog on January 7, 2024 13 Orlando

Disney MagicMobile - Touchpoint

Guess what? You can use your iPhone, Apple Watch or eligible Android phones to enter the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks! Disney MagicMobile service makes entering a park is as easy as waving your wand ... errr, smart device. You don't even need to wake it up from sleep mode. Hot dog!

First introduced in March 2021 to Apple devices, Disney MagicMobile service has now expanded to select Google Pay-enabled Android devices. The service works as your ticket, allowing guests to enter theme parks, link PhotoPass photos, enter attractions with your Lightning Lane or virtual queue window and charge food and merchandise purchases to your card when staying at a Disney Resort hotel.

Disney MagicMobile service is offered in addition to MagicBands and MagicBand+, which continue to be offered and used across property. While Tad and Lily looooove their MagicBands, trying to find comfortable arm real estate to fit both my MagicBand and my Apple Watch has never been my fave (and without my watch, how else can I tell the whole Frog Fam how many hops we got in while we walk back to the car at the end of our day?). It's a trivial problem, I know, but the ability to just use my phone or watch to enter the parks makes me super hoppy. Disney MagicMobile is not just convenient, but it also gives you the ability to add some Disney character much like MagicBands!

MagicMobile is an easy, contactless way to access the parks. The service allows you to make and customize a digital pass via My Disney Experience, which is then added to the Wallet app. (If you've ever added a plane ticket to your Wallet, the process is very similar ... but also way cuter). Most on-site functionality remains in My Disney Experience, including PhotoPass and the digital room key feature. MagicMobile is just the name of the service that allows you to create that digital pass for entry on your device.

Disney MagicMobile Service - Pass Designs

To begin, make sure you have the My Disney Experience app downloaded on your smartphone, and your tickets linked to the app (yes, Undercover Tourist tickets can be linked in My Disney Experience! From the app, select Tickets and Passes and follow the instructions listed under Link a Ticket or Pass. You can scan the bar code on your E-ticket PDF found in your Undercover Tourist account or your E-Tickets are Ready email). Ready to bibbidi-bobbidi-boo this?

  1. In the My Disney Experience app, click the three horizontal lines to open the menu. Select "Disney MagicMobile." You may be prompted to re-enter your password.
  2. Select the plus sign to add a pass; eligible guests should automatically appear. If you don't see a guest you're looking for, give Guest Relations a call at (407) 939-4357.
  3. Now the fun part: customizing your pass! There are all kinds of toadally fun designs to choose from, including ear hats, attractions, park icons and snacks. They are all animated upon use, with special designs for Annual Passholders and DVC members. You can use and store multiple passes on a single device, so just repeat this process for each member of your party. You can always change the style later if you want to switch things up!
  4. Hold your device near an access point when you enter the park, just like you would with MagicBand. You don't even need to wake your device or open the app! Keep in mind that you still need valid admission and a Disney Park Pass reservation (for non-dated tickets) to enter a theme park at this time. For family and friends, double-click the side or home button to open your Apple wallet. Then, swipe to their pass to use it.
  5. Through the My Disney Experience app, you can select passes to share. Anyone who receives your shared pass can add it to their digital Wallet and use all of its linked entitlements. This would come in handy in case either Leap or I lose one of our phones!

There you have it! Remember, you can use MagicBand and MagicMobile interchangeably. (Left a MagicBand in the room? No prob!). Keys to the World cards can be picked up at the front desk for Disney World Resort hotel guests for those who would prefer a non-digital method.

Note that with the addition of TRON Lightcycle Run, all large items must be placed in a complimentary locker available in the queue. Unlike MagicBands or park tickets, MagicMobile is not compatible with opening and closing the lockers. No worries though — just see a cast member to receive a physical card.

We love Disney MagicMobile as another easy option for enjoying the theme parks! The fun pass designs keep it whimsical, and there are new designs constantly added. With the recent addition of allowing resort guests to buy food and merchandise, and of course accessing Lightning Lane selections, you can solely use your smartphone to access so many great features.

Have you tried the Disney MagicMobile service? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below!

Related: The Insider's Guide to My Disney Experience

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Dec 22, 2023 at 7:27 p.m. Louann Harbaugh Says...

I'm planning on going to Disneyworld March 2024. The my Disney experience app "may stop working " on my device; so how can I use the magic band?

Dec 26, 2023 at 8:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Louann!

If the MagicBand is already connected to your ticket and My Disney Experience app, it should continue to work — once it's been connected, it will stay connected until its battery dies several years later. If the app does stop working for you and you find yourself in need of assistance during your trip, look for the blue Guest Relation umbrellas — they can help! Have a great time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Mar 29, 2022 at 9:38 a.m. Denicia Says...

Friends who recently visited Disney commented that they saw multiple guests with Magic Mobile tickets having difficulty with their tickets being recognized and supervisors being needed. Have you heard of any issues or concerns with only using Magic Mobile without Magic bands given the new high cost of the bands if you are not staying onsite?

Mar 29, 2022 at 8:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Denicia!

We haven't personally experienced or seen any issues with MagicMobile passes. If anyone in the Frog Pond wants to share their experience with MagicMobile, feel free to chime in.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Feb 11, 2022 at 2:13 a.m. Rick Says...

Hi, I plan on purchasing Memory Maker. There will be two other families within my group. Do I need to share my Magic Mobile Pass with each person so they're able to take advantage of PhotoPass? (By the way, each of them have setup their own Magic Mobile Pass.) Thanks

Feb 11, 2022 at 10:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rick!

As long as everyone is linked in your Family & Friends list and each account has given permission for linked Family & Friends to have access to their PhotoPass photos, then you should be good to go! Everyone can scan their own ticket and their photos will show up on all three accounts, but only the person who bought Memory Maker can download them. Hope this helps, but let us know if you have any more questions!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Dec 23, 2021 at 5:18 a.m. PHiL Says...

What is the actual process for scanning in multiple people using an Apple Watch if I have all their passes added to my wallet? Do I just tap it once and everyone is scanned in or do I need to manually select each individual pass somehow?

Dec 23, 2021 at 9:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Phil!

You'll need to select and tap each one separately since each person needs to do a finger scan. You can open up Apple Wallet and select each pass that you have saved in there (it might be easier to select passes on the phone vs. an Apple Watch).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 23, 2021 at 2:21 a.m. Kat mouse ears Says...

How does this work when you have young children without phones? Rumor is they will discontinue magic bands so im curious what we will need.

May 24, 2021 at 7:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kat Mouse Ears!

MagicBands are still available for use around the resort (just not given as a complimentary perk to Annual Passholders or hotel guests any longer). Alternatively, guests can get a physical Keys to the World or admission card at the hotel front desk or Guest Relations. However, multiple tickets can be loaded onto MagicMobile - so if one party member has MagicMobile and access to tickets via Friends and Family in My Disney Experience, that same person can tap into the park for everyone using MagicMobile - kids included :) Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 18, 2021 at 4:44 p.m. Alan Dombrow Says...

I set Magic Mobile up on my Samsung Galaxy 21S Ultra 5G smart phone. But it would be a lot more convenient if I could set it up with my Galaxy Watch 3. Why just the Apple Watch?

Jun 10, 2021 at 2:10 p.m. david hodes Says...

Hi, I'm an Apple user, so I want to know, are you using magic mobile in a Samsung wallet app (or some equivalent), or a separate Disney app. If you're using a Disney app , then you probably can't add that app to your smartwatch. As opposed to iOS users, where Apple allows adding the Magic Mobile to apple Wallet. Once it's in the wallet, Apple Watch also supports Apple Wallet.

Hope that helps!

Nov 26, 2021 at 5:48 a.m. Kristie C Says...

The Samsung watch needs to jane Google pay to work like your magic band. Gear 3 doesn't have the capability. But the new gear 4 does and Samsung has a great black Friday deal and a trade in of the Gear 3 of up to $135 this weekend. Just bought mine tonight and I can't wait to try it out at the parks in January!!

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