• On Mar 27, 2018
    Celatha from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can I get and use MagicBands if I'm not staying at a Disney resort and is Memory Maker worth the $$? How many days would be recommended I devote to Magic Kingdom with a 4-year-old (just she and I)? Would it be suggested to have a stroller for her?

    Hi Celatha!

    MagicBands are an amazing way to enter the parks, check in for FastPass+ selections, and connect Disney PhotoPass photos to your My Disney Experience account, even if you are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel!  Just make sure that you link it to your My Disney Experience account!  Also remember that you won't be able to use it to make purchases.  You can purchase MagicBands at select stores in the parks and resorts, or you can order them online before your trip from the Shop Disney Parks website, the Shop Disney Parks mobile app, or ShopDisney.com.

    I think MemoryMaker is worth the money, especially because it means that you can be in the moment of those memories instead of behind a camera trying to document them!  Ride photos are one of my favorite things to look back on from a Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    I would recommend at least two days at Magic Kingdom Park if you would like to try to experience everything.  This gives you a little wiggle room in case your little princess needs a nap on the first day before you have done everything you were hoping to do!  Also, I would suggest having a stroller.  Because there is so much walking involved, some smaller guests may want to be carried after a while.  Plus, strollers are a great way to store all of the supplies you will need without having to lug them around all day!

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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