One of the most confusing things for my clients seems to be understanding PhotoPass and Memory Maker. So let’s break all of this down!
- What is PhotoPass?
PhotoPass is the name of the system of photography at Walt Disney World. It includes the photographers located all over the park, ride shots, magic shots, etc. You can access all the photos taken of you on your My Disney Experience, but in order to download them and save them to your device or computer, you will need to pay for them.
- So then what is Memory Maker and why are there multiple names?
Memory Maker is the photo package available for you to purchase, as opposed to paying per download, which is around $14 per download. Memory Maker is $69 for one day, or you can pay for your entire trip. If you purchase in advance of your trip, it will cost you $169, but if you are in the middle of your vacation and you decide you do, in fact, want to have Memory Maker, you can still add it for $199. Once you pay for and activate your Memory Maker package, ALL photos taken are available for you to download for up to 45 days following your trip. In my opinion, it is completely worth it! And we have two rules on our trips: 1. never pass a bathroom, and 2. never pass a photographer!
- Wait so what are Magic Shots?
Magic Shots are photos with some magic edited into them. Sometimes Tinkerbell, sometimes Mickey balloons. Just ask your photographer if they have magic shots and they will take care of the rest. There are also magic shots that zoom in and way out on your location and tiny world photos. This information is all available on your My Disney Experience app.
- Why is this something I should care about?
For starters, this is a way that everybody can be in the vacation photos. Remember all those old family vacation pictures that your mom isn’t in because she took all the photos? This eliminates that problem! This means less work for you! Yes, there will be many moments you will want to take your own photos, but the BIG moments will already be taken care of by the wonderful cast members paid to take photos! Second, YOU GET RIDE SHOTS!! We LOVE our ride photos and actually discuss what we’re all going to do and try to coordinate them. You get ride photos at 7 Dwarfs, Space and Splash Mountains, Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin, Haunted Mansion, Tower of Terror, Rock n Roller Coaster, Slinky Dog Dash, Expedition Everest, Test Track, and Frozen Ever After.
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