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Is Disney’s Memory Maker Worth It? Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Value

Disney’s Memory Maker is a paid package that gives you access to all professional photos taken by PhotoPass cast members that happen during your Disney trip.

What is Disney’s Memory Maker?

For those of you not in the know, Memory Maker is an awesome way to chronicle your Walt Disney World vacation. Memory Maker is kind of like the dining plan for photos, except there is a lot more value to it. Wherever you go in Disney World there are photo ops. They have PhotoPass cast members all over the parks, resorts, and even a PhotoPass Studio at Disney Springs. Iconic backdrops, character meet and greets, and ride photos are all available through PhotoPass for a price. But, is Memory Maker worth it?


You can choose to buy the Disney World Memory Maker for 1 day or for the duration of your stay. Memory Maker includes photos and videos linked to your Memory Maker Disney account. You also have 45 days from the date your photos and videos are taken to download them. After, they will expire and can no longer be purchased or downloaded. You can also download your Disney PhotoPass photos and videos for up to 25 members of your family and friends who share media with you.

Disney’s memory maker cost

The cost for Disney’s Memory Maker is $69 for one day, $169 with advanced purchased for 30 days from the date of activation, and $199 for the 30 day Memory Maker package, but any photos taken within 3 days of purchasing Memory Maker are not included and must be purchased separately. 

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Disney Memory Maker Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Value

Here are some ways you can get more from Memory Maker.

1. Buy Memory Maker in Advance

Just like buying tickets at the gate, you pay a premium for waiting too long to purchase Memory Maker. You also miss out on photos if your purchase is too close to your visit, because it requires 3 days to take effect.


2. Take Photos Everywhere

There is no limit on photos you can take with the Memory Maker package. The only limit is the number of days, which is 30. The longer your vacation the more you can stretch your Memory Maker dollars, but no matter what, make sure you take all the PhotoPass photos you can.


3. Disney Ride Photos

Ride photos are included with Memory Maker. Seek out Disney attractions that take your picture or record video and ride them often. Under normal circumstances you would be charged for these photos and with Memory Maker, they are included in the price.


4. PhotoPass Studio

Disney Springs has a studio for PhotoPass that you should take advantage of if you have the Memory Maker package. The PhotoPass Studio at Disney Springs offers an array of customized professional shots that you can take with your family. They also use green screen technology to create virtual backgrounds that include Star Wars, Disney Junior and popular Disney Animation and Pixar movies.


5. Disney Character Dining

When you have Disney’s Memory Maker, the best way to get more for your money is to seek out every photo opportunity you can get. That includes Character Dining, which can be a very fun experience, especially for little ones, that you will want to remember. Walt Disney World has a lot of character dining restaurants that include Mickey Mouse and his friends, as well as popular princesses. Check Disney resorts and theme parks for options, or consider resort hopping for a special dinner or breakfast.

The Bon Voyage breakfast at Trattoria Al Forno on the Boardwalk features a creative menu inspired by the characters you meet there: Rapunzel, Flynn, Ariel, and Eric. Artist Point offers Snow White inspired Storybook Dining at Wilderness Lodge. There you can meet Dopey, Snow White, and the Evil Queen.

The Value of Memory Maker

When you have to pay for each photo, you may be discouraged from some opportunities for great memories. When you think about how much you are likely to pay for souvenirs, Memory Maker at Disney World is an increasingly good value, because you end up with so many pictures to remind you of the great time you had. Plus you don’t have to take any of the pictures yourself!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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