Memory Maker is a Walt Disney World resort guest favorite because this add-on option allows guests to download and edit all the photos PhotoPass photographers took of them on their vacation, ensuring they have photographic memories of the whole family to look back at. When purchasing Memory Maker at the parks the price is $199, and when purchasing it at least three days before your trip, prior to today the price was $149. But as of this morning Memory Maker Advance Purchase is now $169. Which as many of you may remember was the original Advance Purchase price before Disney discounted the rate to $149 in December 2015. You can purchase the advance purchase and day of Memory Maker packages on the Walt Disney World website or in your My Disney Experience app. This price increase does not effect Walt Disney World Annual Passholders who have the PhotoPass download option as one of the perks of their Annual Pass.
For those that are active duty, retired or 100% disabled military, that will be visiting the parks through December 19, 2017 I highly recommend you hold off on purchasing Memory Maker until you get to the parks. Upon arrival, visit a theme park ticket window and show your DoD issued ID card. This will allow you to purchase Memory Maker for $84. There is no 3-day waiting period for this option! (Disneyland military guests can also purchase the PhotoPass Collection at a ticket window for a discounted rate of $49!!)
If you are unfamiliar with Memory Maker at Walt Disney World, let me tell you a bit more about this wonderful product! When you see a PhotoPass photographer on Disney property simply get in line, wait your turn, have your photo taken and then let the PhotoPass Cast Member scan one member of your party’s MagicBand. Sometimes a cast member will ask you to hold out your hands, look surprised or point a certain way. Why? They are capturing a Magic Shot that only their pixie dusted camera can see at that moment. Several hours later, when the photo is available you will see the magic yourself in your MDE app or on the My Disney Experience website. Once you have gotten home you can visit the PhotoPass web site and edit and download your photos. I highly recommend that you use the “copy photo” option prior to editing and then edit the copy so you also have a copy of the original photo and the edited version. When editing you can add borders, signatures, crop etc. and when you are done with all this editing, you can download all your photos in .Zip files. For those using Memory Maker don’t forget you have 45 days from the day each photo was taken to download it before it is removed from your PhotoPass account. Also, just a quick “pro tip” I highly recommend you backup those Zip files on a cloud server in case something ever happens to your computer or external hard drive! I personally back them up on Google Drive.