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Making Memories With Disney’s Memory Maker

One feature that Guests can choose to add to their Walt Disney World vacation package is called the Memory Maker. I personally add this feature to our package each and every Disney vacation we take.

Let’s dive into what Memory Maker is and why we absolutely love it!

What is Memory Maker?

Memory Maker is a photo package that Guests can purchase for $169 prior to their Walt Disney World vacation, up to three days prior to travel.  I can also be purchased for $199 once on your Disney vacation.

Memory Maker gives you access to all of your Disney PhotoPass photographs for your whole vacation.

Guests can also choose to purchase a Memory maker one day for $69 which would give them access to their Disney PhotoPass photos only on the specific day of purchase.

Magic Kingdom Castle
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What is Included?

With the purchase of Memory Maker, Guests are given unlimited download privileges for all their Disney Photopass Photos and videos created during their Disney vacation.

This means that Guests are given access to all on-ride photos that are taken as well as any additional photos they have taken by Disney’s amazing PhotoPass Photographers found throughout the four Disney Parks.

Disney's Hollywood Studios Batuu
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Making Memories in the Park

One reason why I love Memory Maker is because I use it to capture our family moments in the Disney parks each day.  Each day we are in a theme park, we take time to snag a picture in front of the park icon.

By doing this, it helps us capture the moment as well as help us remember in the future where we were each day of our trip.

We love how the Disney PhotoPass Photographers capture magical moments of our family each trip.

Disney's Hollywood Studio Rock n Roller Coaster
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Magic On Rides

Since we have been a few times, we like to have fun on the rides that take pictures.  Below are the rides that you should have a picture taken on:

EPCOT:  Test Track and Frozen Ever After

Disney’s Animal Kingdom:  Dinosaur and Expedition Everest (when operating)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:  Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Twilight Tower of Terror and Slinky Dog Dash

Magic Kingdom:  Splash Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin

Not only is it a lot of fun to get these candid ride photos, but we have also enjoyed staging pictures to have some fun as well.

If you want to do the same, you can talk to a Cast Member at the ride to learn when the photo is taken.

There is something extremely fun about having those first ride photos from Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster or Tower of Tower.

Memory Maker Magic Shot
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True Magic Shots

Another reason we love getting Memory Maker is because we love the magic shots that we can get throughout the Parks.  These used to be very limited, but Disney is really stepping up the magic with these.

So what are Magic shots?  These are pictures that Disney Photopass Photographers add some additional magic to the photo after it has been taken.

Popular ones are adding Mickey balloons or Tinkerbell as well as other popular Disney characters.  You can now get these throughout the four Theme Parks and they offer a variety of different shots.

These are always fun to see when they show up as they do add just a little extra magic.

Tiny World Magic Shot
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Tiny World Shots

Now Guests can enjoy some fun Tiny World Magic Shots in Disney’s Hollywood Studios near Star Tours, in front of Spaceship Earth in EPCOT as well as at the Tree of Life in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

These photos use a 360- degree camera to capture pictures.  They are unique and extremely fun to have taken.

Super Zoom Magic Shot
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Super Zoom Magic Shots

Another unique and fun picture that Guests can take when they have Memory Maker is the super zoom magic shots.

Using a bunch of photos, a video is created to show your group in iconic locations- almost like Where’s Waldo.

These shots can be taken in Magic Kingdom at Cinderella’s Castle on the hub, in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Everest Riverside Theater as well as at Spaceship Earth in EPCOT.

Again, this is a unique and fun option to take advantage of when you have the Memory Maker.

Animated Magic Shots

This feature takes the magic of those original magic shots and adds some animation, music and of course additional magic to them.

With these shots, your photos are embellished with animation and music creating a unique souvenir that you can only get from Disney’s PhotoPass Photographers and Memory Maker.

Capture Your Moment

A new experience that is now offered at all four of the Disney Parks is the Capture Your Moment photo session.

Guests can reserve a 20-minute, personalized photo session with a Disney PhotoPass Photographer.  This is a fantastic option for those that are wanting to capture those special occasions such as graduations, honeymoons, weddings, and birthdays.

With the Memory Maker, you have unlimited downloads of all these photos as well.

Overtime Magic Kingdom
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Magical Moments

Overall we absolutely love Disney’s Memory Maker as it allows us to capture magical moments throughout our vacation and keep them for years to come.

We love being able to see how our kids grow up overtime with these pictures as well as use them as fun photos around the house.

Having Memory Maker allows us to get everyone in the picture during the vacation which is important as well.

Disney’s Memory Maker, in our opinion, is a great additional feature that Guests can add to their Walt Disney World vacation package.  It will be an investment that gives back magical memories for years to come.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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