Some exciting new technology has officially arrived in Disney World!
Las week, we shared that Disney’s new MagicMobile service had rolled out on select Apple devices, and we gave ya a step-by-step guide on how to set it up. The new technology, which Disney announced earlier this month, essentially lets your phone become your MagicBand! And now, all Apple users are able to access this new features on their smart devices (yup, that includes Apple watches!).
While the service is initially only available to Apple users, it’ll roll out to Android users, too, later this year. You’ll be able to enter theme parks, connect PhotoPass photos, and access the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance virtual queue with your pass. And soon, you’ll be able to charge to your Disney hotel with MagicMobile, just like you would with a MagicBand! Now, let’s break down exactly how to get ya all set up.
After you’ve hit “Set Up Your Pass,” you’ll be directed to select your name and MagicMobile pass style. You’ve got LOTS of options, including special designs for Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members!
Once you’ve picked your style, you’ll have the option to add passes for other people in your party.
Go on and add whoever you want — then add all your passes to your digital wallet!
You’ll also be able to select which of your passes you want to be your Express Pass. You won’t have to have your phone awake or unlocked to use the Express Pass — you can just tap it at any touchpoint to do what you need to do. For your other passes, you’ll have to unlock your phone and pull ’em up in your digital wallet manually.
To use MagicMobile features like automatic PhotoPass linking, unlocking your hotel room door, and more, you’ll need to make sure you’ve enabled Bluetooth. And you won’t be able to use your Express Pass to unlock your door — you’ll have to manually pull it up through your MagicMobile pass in the My Disney Experience app. That’s just another layer of security for you!
Now, all this new tech SOUNDS exciting, but we wanted to know what our readers really thought! So we polled ’em, and we discovered that 88% of you are NOT planning on using MagicMobile. Some of you just prefer the good ol’ MagicBand, and some weren’t too eager to take this next tech-y step. But no worries — your MagicBand or Key to the World card will remain fully functional. You can even use them interchangeably with MagicMobile!
More MagicMobile features — like charging to your hotel room! — will continue to roll out throughout 2021. All you Android users out there will gain access to the service, too! We’ll keep a close eye on the changes and be sure to keep you posted. Stay tuned to DFB for more Disney news!
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Are you going to set up a MagicMobile pass? Let us know in the comments!