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Disney World will turn your iPhone into a ticket to the park

Launching in phases later this year, Disney MagicMobile will let you use your iPhone or Apple Watch like a MagicBand for contactless entry into the park.

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In a blog post Friday, Disney announced plans to launch MagicMobile, a new service that lets visitors scan their way through Florida's Disney World resort using their phone. The feature is expected to roll out in phases throughout 2021, starting with iPhones and the Apple Watch.

"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," Disney's blog post reads. "It works like magic -- most features will be available by just holding up your smart device near an access point, just like you do with a MagicBand."

The contact-free approach comes amid the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, at a time when a growing number of people might be weighing safety concerns as they evaluate plans for travel and vacation.

It's unclear when park-goers should expect Disney to bring Android gadgets and other devices on board, or if MagicMobile will be rolling out across other Disney parks in 2021, as well. Disney didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but we'll update this space if we hear more.

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