When booking packages for clients I always mention the Memory Maker. Why? Because I personally think it is totally worth it! There are three major factors that lead me to this conclusion:
1. User Friendly
2. Photo Options
3. Budget Minded
1. User Friendly:
During my last trip to Disney I purchased the Memory Maker option for our vacation package. It was so incredible easy to use. After entering a park, we would look on a map to see where photographers were stationed. If we passed by one of them, we would take a few quick family photos, scan our MagicBands, and we were good to go!
Want to capture the photos taken on attractions like Splash Mountain or Buzz Light’s Space Ranger Spin? Your MagicBand automatically links these to your account. Just jump off the ride and head on your merry way!
Every evening when we were back in our room we would go to “Disney PhotoPass” online to view our photos for the day. It was awesome to immediately see photos from our trip.
The “Disney PhotoPass” website is very easy to use. Since our trip was to Walt Disney World, our photos were organized by what park we visited.
With one click of a button you can automatically download a digital copy of all your photos—as long as you are within your download window of time.
2. Photo Options
If you are interested in adding some extra Disney magic to your photo, you can ask the photographer for a Magic Shot. With Magic Shots, extra surprises will be added to your photo after it is taken, like including Tinkerbell in your hand, or Stitch busting out of the pavement in front of you!
After photos show up in your PhotoPass account, they are also very easy to edit. Simply click on the photo you wish to edit, within My Disney PhotoPass. Choose a photo size, change orientation, make a black and white version, or add Disney borders and stickers. This makes your pictures even more special.
Within Disney PhotoPass, there are also many different products you may purchase if you wish, including prints, greeting cards, calendars, books, ornaments, mugs, mouse pads and more!
Save $30 when you purchase Memory Maker online or with your travel agent, at least 3 days before your first photo is taken. Memory Maker cost $169 when you purchase in advance, compared to the regular price of $199 sold at select locations at Walt Disney World Resort.
Photos remain in your account for 45 days after they are taken. During this time you may download your photos with no additional cost beyond the price of the package.
In conclusion is the Memory Maker worth the $169? My answer is, “Yes!” Everyone gets to be in the photos, the interface is easy to use, you may customize with fun Disney extras, and you get to download digital files. This is a great deal in my family’s opinion!