Breaking! Walt Disney World Has Raised The Advance Purchase Price Of Memory Maker!

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.

If you are only doing a one day trip to the parks and don’t need multiple days of Memory Maker you can still purchase “Memory Maker One Day” at PhotoPass locations and in the My Disney Experience App for $59 at the parks and in MDE.
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.

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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