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  • On Apr 8, 2015
    Deb from PA Asked

    If we are staying off property can we purchase the memory maker? What is the cost of magic bands these days, can they still be purchased online pre-trip?

    Hey Deb-

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. You know what is typically missing from my Walt Disney World Resort photos … me. With Disney Memory Maker that no longer exists because I let Disney PhotoPass photographers capture all of our magical moments.

    You do not need to be a Guest staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel to purchase Memory Maker or MagicBands. These are separate options and conveniences to make your Walt Disney World vacation easier. MagicBands, for us, replace tickets, credit cards, hotel keys, PhotoPass cards and even "hold" FastPass+ reservations.  Some of these features are only for Guests staying on-property. Basic MagicBands are currently $12.95+tax both online and in the theme parks. There are designer and special release MagicBands that are a little more expensive.

    My brother-in-law’s family visited this year and stayed off site. They purchased MagicBands when they arrived at the theme park from a merchandise location and quickly linked them to their tickets. It is easy to do online, at Guest Relations at each theme park or at Downtown Disney. You may also purchase them before you go but you will find many more options when you arrive.

    Have a wonderful trip and please say "hi" to Mickey from me.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories!

    ~Jason °O°
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found on both coasts at the "Happiest Place on Earth" and "Most Magical Place on Earth."  I am so excited to share my "yEARS" of pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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