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  • On Feb 8, 2020
    Amanda from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Coming down in August, changed our minds and now staying off site to save money, have memory maker already but now I don’t know if we will still receive magic bands since we aren’t staying in a Disney Resort and want to keep the memory maker!!

    Hi ya Amanda! Hakuna Matata, you will still be able to save your captured Disney PhotoPass Photos! After your first photo is taken, the photographer will ask to scan your MagicBand or if you don’t have one, they will offer you a photo card that says Memory Maker on it. This plastic card is similar to the admission card you will receive instead of a MagicBand. All you have to do is hang onto that card and have the photographer scan it every time you take a photo!

    As a mom of two young Mousketeers myself, I find that keeping my hands free is a must! So even when we don’t stay at a Disney Resort Hotel, we still purchase MagicBands for our trip or bring our old ones with us. Even though you will not be receiving a complimentary MagicBand, you can still purchase one and be able to use it throughout the length of your stay! You can purchase them online or throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. I find it to be so much easier to have my park admission and Memory Maker linked to my MagicBand all stored on my wrist. MagicBands are such a great Mousekatool especially when scanning our FastPass+ reservations at attractions, shows, or Character Experiences that offer FastPass+ reservations. We all just tap and go! My 5-year old even does it on his own, and I don’t have to worry about pulling our admission cards out each time we want to ride. 

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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