• On Jul 17, 2016
    Pam from IL 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.

    Hi, we will be visiting Disney in October. We are not staying on property . I have purchased a memory maker! Will we receive magic bands or do we need to purchase them. Thanks!

    Welcome back, Pam!

    Memory Maker is one of my must-do purchases for every Walt Disney World Resort vacation. I love being able to be in the photos with my family, but the photos that are always my favorites are the on-ride photos! The looks of fear on Rock 'n' Roller Coaster or the face of determination to shoot Zurg on Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin are unforgettable memories!

    Only Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel will receive complimentary MagicBands. You can purchase solid color or theme park exclusive graphic MagicBands using the Shop Disney Parks mobile app. There are so many choices; I am sure you will find the perfect one for each member of your family. Once your items arrive, you can easily link the MagicBands to your My Disney Experience account so they will be ready to use during your vacation. 

    I hope this helps! Please visit us again should you have additional questions!

    Happy Planning!

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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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