Mom and child riding Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • On Oct 7, 2017
    Stacy from UT Asked

    This is my first trip to Disney World. We are staying off site. Is it worth it to buy my family magic bands or just use the cards? And is it worth it to do the Memory maker, and how does it work if I don't have the magic bands?

    Hi Stacy,

    Your vacation is just around the corner! Let me try to help you quickly with your question then.

    MagicBands are the best invention since sliced bread. They carry your Theme Park Tickets, FastPass+ selections, and all your pictures and videos captured by the Disney PhotoPass Service photographers. Although Disney Resort Hotel Guests receive one for free, you can purchase them with fun designs throughout the Resort. You can even customize your own at Marketplace Co-Op, Launch Bay Cargo or Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.

    Memory Maker lets you bring back home all those memories captured during your vacation, for one low price. You will get access to download digital copies of all pictures and videos, including those captured at select attractions. Be sure to purchase it at least three days in advance, in order to save a few Disney Dollars. If you don't have a MagicBand, you can request a PhotoPass card to your photographer.

    One last tip: a MagicBand is required to capture special videos at select attractions like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Happy planning!

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