BREAKING: Disney MagicMobile Service Coming to Walt Disney World Resort, Allowing Guests to Enter Parks with Phones and Other Mobile Devices – wdwnt.com

As promised when Disney announced the demise of complimentary MagicBands for resort hotel guests, Disney will soon be debuting a new option for theme park entry and more: Disney MagicMobile service.

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Launching in phases starting later this year, Disney MagicMobile service is a convenient and contactless way to access MagicBand features like theme park entry through the power of your iPhone, Apple Watch or other smart device. Guests will be able to create a Disney MagicMobile pass through the My Disney Experience app and add it to their smart device’s digital wallet. Most features will be available by just holding up your smart device near an access point, just like you do with a MagicBand. Disney MagicMobile service and its features will roll out first on Apple devices.

Guests may choose to use Disney MagicMobile service or a MagicBand. Guests can even use both and alternate between the two for added flexibility.

Disney has made it clear that they are not discontinuing MagicBands, as they stated that they will also soon be introducing more MagicBands in new colors and designs featuring favorite Disney characters and stories.

The existing digital room key feature will continue to be available specifically within the My Disney Experience app, which helps guests expedite their arrival by using online check-in service, going directly to their Disney Resort hotel room and using their phone to unlock their door.

Disney Resort hotel guests may also still pick up a Key to the World card at their convenience by visiting the front desk. These recently changed in design as more guests are expected to be using them now.