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Walt Disney World recently replaced PhotoPass and PhotoPass+ with a new photography package called Memory Maker. Here is everything you need to know about how to use Memory Maker.
Memory Maker can be purchased in advance (up to 3 days prior to arrival) for $149.00. If Memory Maker is not purchased at least 3 days in advance, any photos taken within the 3 day time period will not be included. If Memory Maker is purchased at the parks, the price is $199.00.
Once it is purchased, guests can link their Memory Maker package to their My Disney Experience account. Guests will need to make sure that any family and friends they would like to share their photos with digitally are linked to their My Disney Experience account. Once guests are in the parks and ready to have their photograph taken, they will simply have the photographer scan their magic band or Memory Maker card. Guests’ photos will then be downloaded to their My Disney Experience account. Guests will also be able to link on-ride attraction photos at the counter where they can currently be viewed with Memory Maker. Guests dining at Chef Mickey’s, Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue, Tusker House breakfast, ‘Ohana breakfast, 1900 Park Fare, and Spirit of Aloha dinner show will also receive digital copies of their dining pictures with Memory Maker. Guests will have 45 days to view and save their photos. A back-up CD of photos can also be purchased for $29.95.
Personally, I am on the fence on how I feel about the Memory Maker. I love the fact that you can instantly view your photos and that it includes your on-ride attraction photos and dining photos. However, $149.00 is a bit pricy and I could easily ask a Photopass photographer to take a picture of my whole family in front of Cinderella’s Castle with my own camera.
If you are interested in trying Memory Maker, you can try it for FREE! Guests who book a package from August 15-September 30 for at least 3 nights with 2-Day tickets will get the new Memory Maker free. Prices start from just $899 plus tax for a family of 3 at a Disney Value Resort
Have you tried Memory Maker yet? Was it worth the money? I would love to hear your thoughts!