• On Oct 13, 2016
    Jnnifer from NY 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.

    I am planning my first trip to Disney early November, and I have two questions.Can you only purchase Magic Bands if you are not staying in Disney Hotels? What exactly is the Photo Pass/ Memory Maker?

    Hi Jennifer!

    Congratulations on your first trip! I love being with a first-timer and seeing their eyes light up when they first experience the Disney magic!!

    Anyone can purchase the MagicBands. Disney resort guests will receive complimentary bands, but can also buy a band.  Sometimes the cute designs are more fun than the plain-color resort bands!  Purchased bands can be linked to your My Disney Experience Account.

    Disney PhotoPass is the photo service available at the parks and other areas of Walt Disney World Resort. You can read more about it at that link.  The Memory Maker is a special package that gives you access to download, print or save all of your PhotoPass photos.  If you don't have the Memory Maker, you can purchase each photo separately.

    I hope this helps!  Please let me know if you have any other questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Lori, Indiana

I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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