Walt Disney World’s MagicMobile Service
But an announcement in March 2021 introduced a new mobile service that’s sure to change how many of us do Disney: MagicMobile.
MagicMobile will serve as an option for those guests who choose not to purchase and/or use a MagicBand. MagicMobile will allow guests to create a “pass” using My Disney Experience. That pass will be added to your device’s digital wallet and will permit a mobile device to act as a MagicBand for functions including:
- tapping into the Park entrance
- pay for purchases using access points in stores and restaurants
- tapping in at FastPass+ kiosks
MagicMobile will not replace MagicBand completely; in fact, guests can use both interchangeably. So if you want to try MagicMobile but decide MagicBand is better for you, you can make that choice (and vice versa).
MagicMobile will not affect the use of My Disney Experience as a digital room key; you’ll keep opening doors with your mobile device as you can do currently.
Disney has not released a full list of MagicMobile-eligible devices but did specify Apple devices — including AppleWatch — will be able to access the service first.
The announcement did not include specific dates for the roll-out of MagicMobile. Rather the functions will launch later this year and be added in phases. We’ll keep you updated on those phases as information is released.
How to Set Up MagicMobile
When MagicMobile launches, we will add step-by-step instructions here.