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Memory Maker Price Increase

by on June 7, 2017

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Memory Maker is one of the great options that the Walt Disney World Resort offers its Guests that allows them to take great family photos with everyone included in the pictures. With Memory Maker, Guests can get digital copies of every photo taken, instead of having to purchase each image individually.

Well beginning today, Guests looking to purchase Memory Maker are now going to have to pay a little more. The price for purchasing Memory Maker in advance has increased from $149 to $169. (Guests who purchase the photo package in advance must do so at least three days prior to their trip because the Advance Purchase option doesn’t include photos taken within three days of purchase.) For those who purchase Memory Maker on property (which is active immediately after purchase), it will now cost $199, an increase from $169.

Guests who purchase Memory Maker receive access to download, print, and share all of their Walt Disney World vacation memories that were taken by Disney PhotoPass photographers.  Guests who purchase this package also receive access to photos taken on select attractions, as well as at select dining locations and it also gives Guests access to magical extras like special on-ride videos from select attractions and Animated Magic Shots!

For those who want to be able to have access to some great vacation memories, this option is really a great way to do it.

Disney Springs Introduces New Disney PhotoPass Studio

by on December 2, 2016

Disney PhotoPass Studio

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Do you love to purchase Disney PhotoPass to capture all of your family’s vacation memories? Well, if you do, you’ll now able able to make a stop at the brand new Disney PhotoPass Studio which has just opened in the Marketplace at Disney Springs!

This location is the perfect place to get your family’s portrait done, as Guests can choose from getting their photographs taken against a standard background or you can even choose to have a virtual background added to your photo that places your family inside some of your favorite Disney scenes.

The Disney PhotoPass Studio also features new viewing stations so that you can preview, purchase, and print your vacation memories that have been linked to your My Disney Experience Account.

Photos taken at the Disney PhotoPass Studio will be linked to your My Disney Experience account and are included as a part of Memory Maker.

Guests need not make reservations for the Disney PhotoPass Studio, so show up and make some memories with your family!

Limited Time Character Experience with Memory Maker

by on August 5, 2016

Belle - Memory Maker

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If you have Memory Maker for your Walt Disney World vacation this month, you’ll be able to soon take part in a limited time character meet and greet experience test.

From August 7-31, Guests who visit the Magic Kingdom who have purchased Memory Maker, Memory Maker One Day, or have an Annual Pass with complimentary Disney PhotoPass available, will be able to take advantage of a special character experience with Belle in her formal gown. This meet and greet experience will occur at the Heritage House in Liberty Square from 11:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Only one person in your party needs to have purchased Memory Maker in order for your entire group to take part in this opportunity.

This seems like a great way to meet one of your favorite Disney Princesses with minimal wait!

Memory Maker One Day Now Available for Guests to Purchase

by on December 16, 2015

Disney has announced yet another change for Disney’s PhotoPass and Memory Maker. They’ve added the option for guests to purchase a brand new product called Memory Maker One Day.

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With Memory Maker One Day, Guests can now purchase, download, and share your PhotoPass photos from just one single day of your visit to the parks. Memory Maker is a special photo package sold by Disney that allows for your whole family to be included in photos.

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Memory Maker Sees Pricing Update

by on December 14, 2015

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Good news, Memory Maker fans! Disney actually decreased the price of this Walt Disney World photo download package! The new cost is $149 for those who want to purchase the package in advance and $169 for non-advance purchases.

For those unfamiliar with Memory Maker, it is a special photo package sold by Disney that allows for everyone in your family to be included in photos. Guests simply need to have their family pictures taken by Disney PhotoPass photographers, who are found at various locations throughout the resort. Guests can download their photos when they return home.

In addition, as part of the Memory Maker package, guests can also download on-ride photos and receive Animated Magic Shots, as well as photos taken in restaurants.

With Memory Maker, Guests can capture all their memories with Disney PhotoPass, now at an even better price!

Disney Hacks #2: Cheap PhotoPass and Packing Tips

by on October 14, 2015

disney hacksOK folks, time for another installment of the little tips and tricks I like to call Disney hacks! In this edition, a trick for current Annual Passholders to save a ton on PhotoPass photos, and a way to streamline your packing. Let’s get to it!

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Is It Worth It? – Examining the Value of Memory Maker

by on February 11, 2015

Capturing the Moment

Capturing the Moment – © John Kivus, 2014

Walt Disney World offers a lot of different photography services, but are they worth it? In the past, I have purchased Memory Maker (and its predecessors) for most of my major trips (e.g, week-long vacations, my proposal trip, and my honeymoon (she said “yes” on that proposal trip)). Recently, however, I have wondered whether the ubiquity of available cameras (including cellphones), has reduced the value of Memory Maker. A recent blog post by fellow TouringPlans blogger Maddi Higgins inspired me sit down and flex my valuation muscles with regard to Memory Maker.

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Memory Maker FAQs

by on January 21, 2015

PhotoPass Memory Maker ©Disney

The Memory Maker gets you digital copies of all of your PhotoPass photos. Photo ©Disney

Disclaimer: While I am a Cast Member, the following is based on my own experience and does not necessarily reflect the policies of the Walt Disney Company.

Philosophers of the age ask: If there are no pictures, did it really happen? Photos are an integral part of preserving your Disney moments and sharing the memories with family and friends. To that end, Disney offers the Memory Maker for purchase. The Memory Maker is a way to get digital copies of all of the PhotoPass photos and videos from your Walt Disney World vacation. Like any major Disney purchase, you should look at the pros and cons before you decide to drop the cash. I recently had the opportunity to use a Memory Maker as a Guest and participated in the One-day Memory Maker pilot program as a Cast Member. Here are the questions I heard from Guests—and had myself—about the Memory Maker.

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Memory Maker Price to Increase

by on December 2, 2014

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Attention Memory Maker fans! For guests wishing to pre-purchase the photo package, be aware that it will be increasing in price by $20 tomorrow, December 3, 2014.  This will increase the Advance Purchase option from $149 to $169 (plus tax). The non-advanced purchase price will continue to cost $199.

For those who are unaware, Memory Maker is a special photo package, sold by Disney, that allows for everyone to be in the photos. Guests can accomplish this by having their family pictures taken by Disney PhotoPass photographers at various locations throughout the resort that guests can then download when they return home. In addition, as part of the Memory Maker package, guests will be able to download on-ride photos too.

In addition, Memory Maker has seen many changes over the past few months. Recent additions to the package have included on-ride videos of certain attractions (like Tower of Terror and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train) and special enhanced Animated Magic Shots. Both of these options are available for guests who purchased the special package to easily download when they return home. One would suspect that these new additions are part of the reason behind the price increase.

For guests who would like to purchase Memory Maker, but at the cheaper price, you can still purchase the package today for the price of $149, plus tax.

Disney’s PhotoPass Introduces New Animated Magic Shots

by on November 7, 2014

It seems like every time I turn around, there’s yet another change taking place with Disney’s PhotoPass and Memory Maker. The most recent development announced today are animated Magic Shots.

These build on the existing Magic Shots. (You know, the photographs that Disney’s PhotoPass photographers can take that incorporate digital characters into the photo with you.) The new additions of these characters now appear in animated form, via a video clip. Here is a sample of what they look like:

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