Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 16, 2014
    Tanya from MA 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.

    The magic bands are those only for the people that are staying on a resort? We are going to spend three days at Disney but we are staying on an off site location. I am looking in to the memory maker and a lot of the questions say to scan your bracelet.

    Hi Tanya!

    Welcome to the Moms Panel and thanks for stopping by.  With Memory Maker being such a new service, there are a lot of questions about it right now.  As of now, yes, the Magic Bands are only available to guests that are staying at one of the Walt Disney World Resorts.  However, even though you are staying off property you will in no way be missing out on the flexibility and ease of using the Memory Maker service.  Instead of swiping your Magic Bands to add the photo to your account, you will simply be able to swipe the Memory Maker photo card or any of the PhotoPass photo cards you can receive at the parks, to save your photos to your account.

    I had the pleasure of using Memory Maker on our last vacation and loved it.  If you are a picture person and plan on using the PhotoPass photographers to capture your memories and special moments, I highly recommend it. 

    There is a great wealth of information and some great tips about the Memory Maker service on the Frequently Asked Questions page of the Walt Disney World website.

    I hope that this information answers your question and helps you with any concerns you may have about the Memory Maker service.  If there is anything else I can assist you with, please come back and ask me a question.

    Have a wonderful vacation!
    -Lauren
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm Lauren, a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family and friends. From graduations to birthdays, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon we’ve loved celebrating at the most Magical Place on Earth. I now have pre-teens who check wait times in the My Disney Experience App just for fun, so I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help you plan a little extra Pixie Dust for your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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