• On Jan 20, 2021
    Nicole from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Pirates & frozen ride photos are only available if wearing magic band. With MBs no longer free for onsite guests is there another way to get these photos? I bought memory maker but old MB batteries are dead. Must I buy a new MB? Can i use my phone?

    Hello Nicole!

    Thank you for visiting us at planDisney once again with an excellent question about Memory Maker and MagicBands.

    As you already know, MagicBands are no longer provided to Disney Resort hotel Guests on a complimentary basis, although they are still available for purchase. Because the Walt Disney World Resort has plans to unveil new technology as part of the My Disney Experience mobile app, I decided to call our friends at Disney PhotoPass Service to ask about using Memory Maker without a MagicBand. They informed me that Guests are currently able to use their mobile devices to retrieve photos. Be sure to download the latest version of the My Disney Experience mobile app before your visit, keep location services and notifications enabled, and remember to turn on Bluetooth. They explained that after digital content is captured at an attraction, you will typically receive 3 sets of photos to select the ones you want. If you notice that attraction photos or videos are not linked to My Disney Experience, they recommended stopping by Disney PhotoPass centers located in each theme park for assistance. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Disney PhotoPass at (407) 560-4300.

    planDisney tips: MagicBands have features that make our visits to The Most Magical Place on Earth so convenient! Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel enjoy extra perks like using their MagicBands to unlock their Guest room door and charging meals and merchandise to their hotel room. If you decide to purchase MagicBands for your visit, remember that you can order them online at pre-arrival prices by signing in to your Disney account and visiting My MagicBands and Cards.

    It was a pleasure answering your question, Nicole. I hope this helps you while planning and that you come back to visit us real soon for more tips and advice.

    Best magical wishes,
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