Mom and child riding Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • On Feb 3, 2020
    Kendra from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm hearing mixed answers.. I'm staying off property and will be purchasing a memory maker, I was told some attractions will only accept a magic band and not a card for a photo.?

    Hi, Kendra!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so glad to hEAR that you are planning to purchase Memory Maker for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort visit!  Memory Maker provides you with unlimited downloads of your Disney PhotoPass Service pictures, so it's a great way to relive all of your magical vacation memories for yEARs to come.

    If you will be using an admission card rather than a MagicBand while visiting the theme parks, a Disney PhotoPass photographer can give you a card to scan any time you would like to have your picture taken by one of the photographers.  This Disney PhotoPass card can then be linked to your My Disney Experience account to access your photos.

    One of my favorite features of Memory Maker is that in addition to the pictures you have taken by the Disney PhotoPass photographers, you will also receive unlimited downloads of your attraction photos.  Many attractions that feature a ride photo will have monitors displaying those pictures as you exit the attraction.  If you are not wearing a MagicBand, you can tap your card under the monitor displaying your photo so that it will appear in your My Disney Experience account.  However, there are a few attractions that do not have these monitors.  Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Haunted Mansion, Slinky Dog Dash, and Frozen Ever After are a few examples of these attractions.  If you are wearing a MagicBand on these attractions, your ride photos will auto-magically show up in your My Disney Experience account.  If you do not have a MagicBand, unfortunately, you will not be able to access those photos.

    If you would like to purchase a MagicBand, you can do so online at shopDisney or at many retail locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.  Once your MagicBand is linked to your My Disney Experience account, in addition to accessing your photos, your MagicBand can also be used to enter the theme parks (with valid theme park admission) and to enter FastPass+ queues.  MagicBands really do add a level of convenience to your theme park visit!

    If you have any additional questions as you get ready to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth, please stop by again.  See ya real soon!
    Samantha
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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