Is Disney Memory Maker Worth the Money?

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We know that Walt Disney World vacations create memories that last a lifetime. So why not let Disney PhotoPass professionals capture these magical moments for you? 

With the purchase of a Memory Maker option, you’ll receive all of the high-quality photos and videos that are taken within Disney’s PhotoPass system while you’re at the park. You can share these photos with your friends and family and relive your in-park experiences forever. If there’s one vacation add-on that’s worth the money, it’s Memory Maker!

Let’s take a closer look at Disney Memory Maker and why it’s such a fantastic addition to your vacation package – especially right now, as Disney has a special Memory Maker offer available for a limited time.

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What Is the Disney Memory Maker?

The Memory Maker option gives you unlimited digital downloads of all your Disney PhotoPass pictures for a set period of time.

You can find professionally-trained PhotoPass photographers in prime and picturesque spots throughout Walt Disney World Resort, such as Main Street U.S.A., Hollywood Boulevard, in front of Cinderella Castle, at the Disney Springs PhotoPass Studio, and more. On-ride action photos and video clips are also included! 

Disney Memory Maker photos can be printed, framed, and shared on social media. They are the perfect Disney souvenirs. 

Disney's Animal Kingdom Photographer and Guest Lion King Pose

How Does Memory Maker Work?

Once a Disney PhotoPass photographer takes your photo (or as you exit a ride with PhotoPass), your MagicBand, PhotoPass card, or personal QR code will link the images directly to your Disney account. It’s that easy!

Participating guests can view, download and share these PhotoPass memories on their Disney PhotoPass and My Disney Experience Mobile App. Keep in mind that PhotoPass photos and videos expire after 45 days, so be sure to download them all when you get home!

How Much Does Memory Maker Cost?

Disney offers three different Memory Maker options: 

Memory Maker One Day – $69 – This option includes one day of Disney PhotoPass photos and videos.

Memory Maker (Advance Purchase)  – $169 – With this option, you’ll receive all of your photos and video from your entire vacation. Purchase must be made at least 3 days prior to activation. This option ends up being the best value for most families visiting Disney World.

Memory Maker – $199 – You’ll receive all your photos, but you will pay a higher price if you don’t purchase Memory Maker at least three days prior to activation.  

Limited Time Offers for Spring 2021

Right now, however, you can get even more out of Memory Maker! Disney is running two special offers during the Spring of 2021.

1. Spring 2021 Memory Maker Extended Capture Offer

Activate your Disney Memory Maker now through May 19, 2021, and you’ll be able to download every photo and video you capture through June 18, 2021.

2. Spring 2021 Memory Maker One Day Extended Capture Offer

Get two days of Memory Maker for the price of one. Simply purchase and activate one day of Memory Maker before March 11, 2021, and receive the following day free! 

Do you have questions about Memory Maker? Would you like to lock-in your Memory Maker promotion before these deals expire? If so, please contact the commission-free Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at The Vacationeer. They can help you plan and book every aspect of your magical Walt Disney World vacation and make sure you get the best discounts. 

5 Reasons Why the Disney Memory Maker Is Worth It

There are a lot of reasons to add the Memory Maker option to your vacation package. Here are 5 reasons why it’s worth the cost.

1. High-Quality Photographs

All of Disney’s PhotoPass Cast Members are trained photographers. They use state-of-the-art camera equipment and shoot in a high-quality resolution. This ensures that all your Memory Maker images will be high-quality and suitable for printing, framing and sharing. 

2. Free Unlimited Digital Downloads

With the purchase of Memory Maker, you’ll get unlimited digital downloads of all the photos taken at PhotoPass locations. You’ll also receive your family’s on-ride action shots and videos. You can download your own photos and those of us to 25 members of your Family & Friends list who share media with you. Remember to download them right after your vacation, as your photos expire 45 days from the date they were taken.

All PhotoPass images can be downloaded to your phone or computer. Once you’ve downloaded them, you can print them, frame them, post on social media, or whatever else you wish to do with them. They are yours to cherish forever and save as souvenirs from your magical Walt Disney World vacation!

3. Everyone is in the Shot

When you take a group photo, one of your family members is often missing from the shot because they are the person taking the photo. Well, now you can get to take photos with everyone in your group because PhotoPass captures the image for you.

This is especially important during the pandemic. In the past, Cast Members would gladly take your camera or phone and snap a photo if you asked them to do so. Now, with the coronavirus, Disney no longer allows its employees to handle your items. 

Instead, Disney PhotoPass photographers have their own equipment and you can maintain a safe distance. 

4. Customizable and Creative

Disney “Magic Shots” add a little pixie dust to your photos. They might add a Disney character into your photo or add another type of magical element to your picture. The “Super Zoom” Magic Shots give you a distant bird’s eye view of the park. 

Memory Maker also lets you get creative.  After your photos have been downloaded, you’ll be able to go in and edit them with “Magic Maker.” This tool allows you to add borders around your photos, add captions and stickers to your images, and do other things to customize your images. The tool then allows you to save those edited versions if you choose to do so. Why not use Magic Maker to make your holiday cards next year?!

5. It’s Affordable

You can pay for your PhotoPass photos individually, but that would be quite expensive. In fact, the purchase of 10 digital downloads ($16.95 each) is equivalent to the cost of the entire Memory Memory (Advance Purchase). When you purchase Memory Maker, you’ll have complete access to all of your PhotoPass photos for one low price. 

The Memory Maker option is the perfect way to preserve your memories forever. It will provide you with convenience and tremendous value. For these reasons, the Memory Maker option is definitely worth the price!

Do you have questions about Memory Maker? Are you ready to book your Walt Disney World vacation with a Memory Maker option? If so, then please contact The Vacationeer for a free quote. They can plan the magical Disney family trip you’ve always dreamed of.  And best of all, their services are entirely free of charge!

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Dustin Bollnow
Dustin Bollnow
8 months ago

I most definitely agree. Memory Maker is worth it.

8 months ago

Not currently. No point in paying all that money to wear a mask in all the photos. Just like dining tables are six feet apart and you remove masks to watch Disney can very easily distance the people who are taking pictures, such as a box to stand in or a ropes off section, but they simply don’t. This is not anti science. Six feet apart outside is no different than the maskless performers, and like I previously stated, eating (anywhere) six feet apart.

8 months ago

the “rent a photopass photographer” $50 for 30 minutes (or it maybe 20 minutes) is a better program in my opinion. The photographer will basically walk with you wherever you want, pose infront of big thunder, or the Liberty boat, infront of HM.

beautiful gorgeous
8 months ago

They say free unlimited downloads, well, you did pay for it. My grown children still want us to get memory maker when we go. With mask wearing, i questioned whether or not we needed it. i wore a mask with a clear window. My family traveling with me were not comfortable wearing a mask with a transparent window. The pictures were still great. We like the videos, and the attractions pictures are great. Can’t wait until we can do it maskless.

Krista Hennessy
Krista Hennessy
8 months ago

Once the mask mandate goes away, I’ll buy memory maker. One trip with masks on was enough.

8 months ago

I used MM for a trip once. I proposed to my wife on that trip and MM caught every second of it. Worth every penny imo