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  • On Jan 19, 2016
    Allison from UT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family will be purchasing Memory Maker for our upcoming trip but will not have the magic bands (we will just use our tickets). Is there anything (ride videos, pictures, any extras, etc.) we will miss out on without the magic bands?

    Hi Allison,

    Thanks for stopping by with your question. In no time, you’ll be having a magical time at Walt Disney World Resort.

    Purchasing Memory Maker is an excellent choice. I used to carry a big camera bag with lenses and stuff, until I finally decided to let go, use the Force and to trust Obi-Wan, I mean, the Disney's PhotoPass Service photographers. Finally, I was able to be in the picture and not behind the lens. 

    Although the photographers are always helpful with taking a picture with your camera, attraction photos was something I was missing. A lot more touch points have been added at the end of the attraction, allowing you to scan your MagicBand, park ticket or PhotoPass card, and save that perfect moment, however some do require you to have a MagicBand in order to save videos, for example Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, or Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Check out an article by the Disney Parks Blog about it.

    Remember that a MagicBand is included with your Disney World resort hotel stay or Magic Your Way vacation package. You can select the color and even customize it with your name. Or you may purchase one, either ahead of time, or at the resort.

    Make sure you come back with any other questions you may have. May the Force be with you.

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Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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