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  • On Aug 1, 2022
    Kierstin from IA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’m interested in purchasing Memory Maker for our upcoming Disney trip, but we do not have magic bands. Will we still be able to get pictures on rides without magic bands?

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, Kierstin! You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney. Thank you so much for stopping by with your question!

    I'm very happy to hEAR that you're thinking about purchasing the Memory Maker Service for your magical vacation! This is by far one of my favorite perks of traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort, because I can have a totally stress-free time, forget my camera at home, and strike a pose while a friendly Disney PhotoPass photographer snaps away. Pro tip: make sure to ask every single PhotoPass photographer for a Magic Shot! You never know who might show up in your vacation pictures... *wink*!

    Kierstin, while you certainly don't need MagicBands or MagicBand+ devices for your time at the Most Magical Place on Earth, I always recommend that you get them. They will house your Theme Park tickets, let you redeem your Lightning Lane or Individual Lightning Lane reservations, let you make purchases throughout the Resort if you're a Disney Resorts Collection hotel Guest, and (of course) link your PhotoPass pictures to your My Disney Experience account! Having said all that, you can absolutely link all of your attraction photos and videos without a MagicBand or MagicBand+. Let me explain how that works!

    You have two options to get it done. First of all, you're welcome to scan your physical Theme Park ticket card at each attraction's photo monitors if they have them, and your second option is to scan the QR code at the entrance of the attractions with your smartphone's camera. Both options will ensure that your photos will be autoMAGICALLY added to your My Disney Experience account after you've experienced the attractions! However, please be mindful that some photos may take up to 24 hours to appear. If you can't seem to locate one or more of your vacation photos after this time, you can always fill out this handy form so that a friendly Cast Member may assist you in finding them!

    I hope that you have a magical time, Kierstin. Please feel free to reach back out to us if you have any other questions!

    Warm hugs,

    Ana Paula
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Meet the Panelist: Ana Paula, Mexico

¡Hola from Mexico City! I love to sing, hang out with my dogs, listen to Disney music, read, and watch Frozen on repeat. I am also an English teacher, and I love surprising my students with pixie dusted lessons and warm hugs whenever I can! I am thrilled and excited to share my knowledge about EPCOT and the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort–in English and Spanish–with you. ChEARS! Learn More About Ana Paula

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