Disney World Launches MagicBand for iPhone and Apple Watch With Animations and Express Mode Support

Disney today announced the launch of MagicBand support for iPhone and Apple Watch in a service called "Disney MagicMobile," which uses the Wallet app.

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Disney's MagicBand is a colorful wristband that guests can wear at Walt Disney World to enter the theme parks, unlock their hotel room, and buy food and merchandise. Disney announced the new MagicMobile service earlier this month, which brings a contactless way to access many MagicBand features using only an ‌iPhone‌ or Apple Watch.

Guests can create a Disney MagicMobile pass through the My Disney Experience app and add it to the Wallet app. The user's ‌iPhone‌ or Apple Watch can then be used at the same contactless access points as with a MagicBand. There is also the option to use a MagicBand alongside a MagicMobile mobile pass, so guests do not need to choose one over the other.

Guests are able to customize their MagicMobile pass by choosing from several Disney-themed designs that animate upon use, and users can also store multiple passes on a single device for families. With support for Express Mode on ‌iPhone‌ and Apple Watch, guests also can use their Disney MagicMobile pass without needing to wake or unlock their Apple device.

Initially, MagicMobile is exclusive to Apple devices only, but the service is expected to come to Android devices at a later date.

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Top Rated Comments

Blackstick Avatar
7 months ago
That's great -- wife and I are fully vaccinated, but I'm not interested in wearing a mask for 10 hours in the crushing heat and sweltering humidity of Orlando in the summertime.

Floridians know, Disney World has seasons just like theme parks in the north - for us it's "closed" May-mid October due to Florida's weather punching people in the face.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Derekuda Avatar
7 months ago

That's great -- wife and I are fully vaccinated, but I'm not interested in wearing a mask for 10 hours in the crushing heat and sweltering humidity of Orlando in the summertime.

Floridians know, Disney World has seasons just like theme parks in the north - for us it's "closed" May-mid October due to Florida's weather punching people in the face.
This is such a useless comment that adds nothing to this discussion reguarding a phone app. All you are doing is touting about how you got vaccinated. I promise you, no one cares.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HeavenDynamic Avatar
7 months ago
Missed opportunity to make a *Magic* Apple Watch band.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
7 months ago
Very cool. I like seeing more stuff added to the Wallet App.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DJC631 Avatar
7 months ago
Been wanting this for years, glad we finally get it.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving Avatar
7 months ago
That’s pretty cool! Makes it convenient
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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