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Should I add Memory Maker to my vacation package?

Stephen Juliano

Stephen Juliano, President & Lead Vacation Planner

Did you ever wish there was an easy way to get your entire family in photos during your vacation? I’m talking easier than taking a selfie, because if you’re anything like me, you’re terrible at it. Well just like Genie, I’m here to grant your wish!

Memory Maker is a special photo download package that can be included in your Walt Disney World® Resort vacation package. With Memory Maker, you can leave the camera at home and enjoy your vacation! At the core of the Memory Maker product are Disney’s PhotoPass® photographers, which are located in key areas at all four Walt Disney World® Resort theme parks, both water parks, and more.

By adding Memory Maker to your vacation package, you will receive unlimited downloads of all the photos (and videos) that you have taken during your trip for one low price. You can download the photos individually using the My Disney Experience mobile app, which is great for sharing photos to social media during your trip! Photos appear in the app about 15 minutes after they are taken.

But, is it worth it to add Memory Maker to your Walt Disney World® Resort vacation package? The short answer is a resounding YES!

Let’s check out everything that you get with your Memory Maker purchase:

1. Character Meet & Greet Photos

At nearly all character meet and greets in a specified permanent location, you will find a PhotoPass® photographer ready to capture your memories! Photographers may not be available for unscheduled pop-up meet and greets and some character dining experiences. The photographers will capture candid photos during your family’s interactions with the characters, and will then capture several posed photos. Tip: You can split up your group into multiple photos to customize your memories.

2. Iconic Theme Park Location Photos

You will find multiple photographers at nearly every key theme park location. The photographers will be set up in multiple locations in order to capture park icons at different angles. You’ll want to make sure that you have your photo taken during the day and at night. Since the Memory Maker photo package includes unlimited photos, you can have as many photos taken as you’d like, and download them all at one low price!

3. Attraction Photos

At select attractions at all four Walt Disney World® Resort theme parks, you can enjoy photos of you and your group enjoying the ride! What rides at the Walt Disney World® Resort take your photo? Photos are snapped on some of the most popular attractions including:

  • Magic Kingdom® Park
    • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin®
    • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
    • Space Mountain®
    • Splash Mountain®
  • Epcot®
    • Frozen Ever After
    • Test Track® Presented by Chevrolet®
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
    • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith
    • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
    • DINOSAUR
    • Expedition Everest

The best part? When you’re wearing your MagicBand, there’s nothing that you need to do to get your photo! Your band will be read by long-distance readers, and the photo will be automatically linked to your account within a few hours. Most attractions have preview screens so you can preview your photo. If you are not wearing a MagicBand, simply tap your theme park ticket against the reader below your photo to link it to your account.

4. Special Event Photos

Thinking about adding tickets to a special ticketed event, like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party to your vacation? What about visiting the free Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival or the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival? Maybe you’re thinking about visiting the Bibbibi Bobbidi Boutique, or hopping on the Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage? You’re in luck – photographers will be there ready to take your photo! With your Memory Maker purchase, all of these photos are included!

5. Magic Shots

Your Extra Magic Trips vacation planner is an expert at adding magic to your vacation, and PhotoPass® photographers are experts at adding magic to your photos! Magic Shots add some of your favorite Disney characters to your photos. Your photographer may have you pose in a special way, but likely won’t tell you why. You’ll just have to wait and see.  Magic Shots are a great way to surprise yourself with some Disney magic every day of your trip!

6. Video?

Remember your ride on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Just when you thought that Memory Maker was strictly for photos, Disney went and added even more magic to this fun package. Memory Maker includes fun videos of your ride experience on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Select Magic Shots are also included as fun video animations, bringing your favorite characters to life right on your photos. These videos add some fun to your trip, and you never know when they will pop up!

With so many photos (and videos) included – adding Memory Maker to your vacation package is an affordable way to remember your trip in a special way. Between getting everyone in the picture, having access to your photos minutes after they are taken by using the My Disney Experience mobile app, getting copies of all of your attraction photos automatically (when wearing your MagicBand), and more – Memory Maker is an awesome addition to your vacation package!

Your Extra Magic Trips vacation planner can add Memory Maker to your vacation package for you! If you’re ready to get started planning your Walt Disney World® Resort vacation, request a quote today to get started!