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  • On May 5, 2018
    Brenda from KY Asked

    I’ve read conflicting things and am not sure what is true. We are staying off site and I want to purchase both memory make and magic bands. If you purchase memory maker does it come with magic bands or do you purchase those separately and then link them?

    Hi Brenda!

    It sounds like you are getting ready for a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation and I am happy to be able to help plan your trip. I am glad to hear that you are planning on adding Memory Maker to your vacation because it's my favorite way to capture vacation memories! Since you are not staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you will need to purchase both your MagicBands and Memory Maker separately. Memory Maker does not include MagicBands since you can choose to use Disney PhotoPass cards or admission cards to store your photos if you don't have MagicBands.

    When you purchase Memory Maker, it will automatically be linked to your My Disney Experience account, which you will need to log into to make your purchase. You can choose to purchase your MagicBands online in advance of your trip or once you get to Walt Disney World Resort at the shops in the theme parks, Disney Resort hotels or Disney Springs. Once you have your MagicBands, you will link them to your My Disney Experience account and then you are all set to access your theme park tickets, FastPass+ reservations and Memory Maker account with just a touch of your MagicBand!

    A few final tips: Be sure to purchase your Memory Maker entitlement more than three days in advance of your trip so you can take advantage of the Advanced Purchase price. Also, I highly recommend downloading the My Disney Experience Mobile App as it's the perfect way to manage you My Disney Experience account during your trip and it's the easiest way to link your MagicBands. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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