• On Oct 16, 2016
    Merrie Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are traveling to Disney World for the 1st time and staying at the Dolphin Resort. B/c of this we are not getting magic bands. I would like to purchase the memory maker though. Can I purchase it and use it if we don't have magic bands? Thanks!

    Hello, Merrie!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I have great news! You are welcome to purchase Memory Maker for your upcoming vacation. Just ask the first Disney PhotoPass Service photographer that takes your photo for a PhotoPass Card. Instead of scanning a MagicBand, the photographers will scan the QR code on the back of the card. Then you can link your card to your account and even view your photos from the My Disney Experience mobile app. Be sure to take a picture of the back of the card in case it gets lost. You won't want to miss out on any of your photos during your visit. 
    If you do decide to purchase MagicBands, then you many find some extra magic! Not only can you access your theme park admission tickets and FastPass+ experiences with your MagicBand, but a few attractions offer exclusive on-ride photos and video that magically associate with your account when you are wearing one. For me, I love wearing a MagicBand and not having to worry about keeping up with admission cards, but I love the on-ride videos the most. Each time my Mouseketeer rides Seven Drawfs Mine Train I know a video will end up in my account that I can download via my Memory Maker purchase. That is magic!

    I hope this helps! Please let us know if you have additional questions. We are hEAR to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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