Mom And Daughter Outside Grand Floridian
  • On Aug 18, 2014
    Jaime from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We may be booking through someone with DVC & buying discount tix through hubby's work. Do we still get magic bands, can we only do fast pass IN park, and can we do the photo pass still?? I'd love to save $$, but want to know everything we need to!

    Hi Jaime,

    Thanks so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question!  It sounds like you are in the beginning stages of planning a wonderful vacation.

    The answer to essentially all of your questions is yes!  If you have a friend who is a Disney Vacation Club member who would like to make a reservation for you to stay at a Disney Vacation Club Resort using their Disney Vacation Club Vacation Points, that friend should call Disney Vacation Club Member Services.  When your friend is making the reservation, the friend will provide information about you as well as anyone else traveling in your party to Disney Vacation Club to be included on the reservation.  When your friend receives a confirmation number for the reservation, they can give you that number.

    You will need to set up an account for yourself on My Disney Experience.  When you receive the confirmation number for the resort reservation from your friend, you can link that confirmation number to your My Disney Experience account.  Then, when your husband purchases Disney theme park tickets, you can also link these.  This should not be a problem, but if you have any issues you can call Disney tickets at 407-939-1289 for assistance.  Linking both of these should make you eligible to customize and order MagicBands as well as to make Disney FastPass+ selections at 60 days ahead of your visit.  You will be able to use Disney's PhotoPass Service and could also consider using Memory Maker.

    I hope that this information is helpful for you, Jaime!  Have a wonderful time planning your trip, and please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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