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  • On Jan 2, 2019
    Melonie from CA Asked

    Are magic bands used at the Disneyland park in california yet?

    Hey there, Hi there, Ho there, Melonie!

    Thanks for bringing your fantastic question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It sounds to me like you are familiar with Walt Disney World Resort vacations in Florida and have some experience with the wonderful technology found in MagicBands there. These convenient bands can be used as your room key, park ticket, and even as a form of payment if you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. A this time, these bands are not utilized at the Disneyland Resort in California, but there are other great digital enhancements that have taken place over the last few years.

    My first recommendation is to download the official Disneyland app. Once you arrive, you can link your park ticket to the app and actually have your mobile device scanned at the park gates or FASTPASS distribution kiosks instead of your paper ticket. Since I tend to always have my phone on hand, this option has been really convenient for me. I still recommend keeping your paper tickets during your trip in case your phone runs out of battery or has technical difficulties. The Disneyland app also offers the amazing Disney MaxPass feature that will allow you to make digital Disney FASTPASS selections right from your mobile device throughout the day. Although this service is an added fee per ticket per day, we find it priceless as we get to experience so many more attractions while waiting in less lines. The Disneyland app also offers Mobile Food Ordering as well as the ability to check attraction wait times, Character locations, and make dining reservations.

    When it comes to paying for food and merchandise in the parks, many locations offer the option to pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay. To me this is just as convenient as using a MagicBand as I would in Florida.

    I hope this helps, and I can't wait for you to make magical memories at the Disneyland Resort!
    -Jennifer
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, New Mexico

Hi there!  I'm Jennifer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am a toddler mom, military wife, and dentist who is constantly inspired by Disney. One of my greatest pleasures is helping others experience the magic of a Disney vacation! I can't wait to answer your questions so that you can easily explore the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy at the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jennifer

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