When planning your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort, you’re probably focused on selecting your accommodations, purchasing tickets, and maybe determining which experiences you absolutely have to fit in during your visit.
But one other important aspect of your vacation you’ll want to consider before arriving is how you’ll capture and preserve the memories you’ll make at Walt Disney World Resort. For many, Memory Maker is a great option. So today I’m going to share some of the most frequently asked questions I receive about this product so you can determine if it’s right for you.
Here we go!
How is Memory Maker related to Disney PhotoPass Service?
Disney PhotoPass Service has photographers stationed around Walt Disney World Resort ready to get your entire family in the photo and cameras ready to capture your experience at select attractions.
Memory Maker is a product offered by Disney PhotoPass Service. PhotoPass photos can be purchased individually, but when you purchase Memory Maker, you receive unlimited digital downloads of all your PhotoPass photos taken during your Memory Maker window for one price. So the more photos you take, the more value you receive!
Which Disney PhotoPass photos are included with Memory Maker?
Anywhere Disney PhotoPass captures your photo during your Memory Maker window, you’re entitled to download that image as part of your active Memory Maker entitlement.
This includes PhotoPass photos taken at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Character Experiences, either Disney PhotoPass Studio, iconic locations such as in front of Cinderella Castle, Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, Enchanted Tales with Belle, and all attraction and dining locations with PhotoPass capture.
Magic Shots, which add Disney Characters and other fun surprises to your photos after they’re taken, are also included with Memory Maker!
Does Memory Maker offer any exclusive photo opportunities?
While all guests can view attraction videos from Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror as well as Animated Magic Shots in their account, an active Memory Maker entitlement is required to download, save and share them. Note that a MagicBand linked to your account is required for you to collect and view attraction videos.
Can my Memory Maker entitlement include my travel party’s photos?
Absolutely! If you’re linked to others in your party through My Disney Experience Family & Friends and they choose to share their photos taken during your Memory Maker window with you, you’ll have the ability to download them.
When should I purchase Memory Maker?
Memory Maker can be purchased before, during or after your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. But when you buy early, you save: When you purchase standard Memory Maker three or more days prior to the start of your vacation, the price is $169. If you purchase standard Memory Maker during or after your vacation, the price is $199.
If you think Memory Maker is right for you, I certainly encourage you to purchase it prior to your vacation, as the less time you spend figuring out which photos you’re going to buy, the more time you have to make the memories, take another ride on Space Mountain, or enjoy a Dole Whip!
Have other questions about Memory Maker? Let me know in the comments, or give our Disney PhotoPass Guest Support Team a call at 407-560-4300!
Memory Maker is subject to the applicable terms and policies available here. Includes photos taken during the applicable Memory Maker Window as defined in such terms (generally, photos taken (i) within one day for the One Day product or (ii) within 30 days from the date of first activation for standard Memory Maker). A MagicBand is required to receive certain attraction photos and other digital content. Online registration required. Disney PhotoPass Photos in your account will expire pursuant to the expiration policy available here. Downloads are restricted to personal use only. Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Valid theme park admission required for certain photo locations.
Where are the photo pass studios?
I will be traveling with a large group later this month. What’s the maximum number of people I can link so we get everyone’s photos?
When can we sign up for a preview? Like we did for pandora?
We have been to Disney World at least once every year since 2010! We absolutely love it! The memory maker is a must have! My only complaint is that they use to let you purchase a video disk of all of your pictures for an additional cost. They should have never done away with this option. Downloading all of those pictures is time consuming and a pain! I even missed out on a days worth of pictures from this last trip because I thought I downloaded them, but didn’t, and they expired:( Love all the pictures but it’s frustrating! Bring back the photo disc, Disney!!
Worth every penny- it’s the only time the whole family gets in the picture without being an awkward selfie! Will get this for our trip coming up soon – can’t wait!
Have a fun, awkward-selfie-free trip!
We purchase Memory Maker for every trip!
No more worrying about getting the best possible picture because we leave it up to the pros! We especially love the Magic Shots; they are so much fun, and always get big responses from friends and family on social media!
I really enjoy turning over the picture taking to the PhotoPass photographers; for once I get to be in the picture with my family, and not behind the lens!
That’s so great to hear! Everyone should be in the picture while on vacation!
Went in 2015 and completely forgot to purchase the Memory Maker and we suffered big time from the lack of photos. It was the top of our list for our 2017 trip and it was the greatest compliment to our holiday! Worth every penny / cent!
Excellent! I’m glad you were able to take home so many wonderful memories!