Memory Maker is a Great Addition to Your Walt Disney World Vacation

Reader Contribution by Marilyn Jones
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If you’ve visited Walt Disney World I’m sure you know there are photographers located throughout the parks at strategic locations as well as ride photos – you know; right when you’re plunging down Splash Mountain or your elevator car is being dropped in Tower of Terror.


This kind of photography has come a long way since being handed a ticket and lining up to look at photos at the end of the day. Now, you can view, share and order photos online at

When a photographer at Walt Disney World takes your photo, instead of receiving a paper claim ticket, you receive a Disney PhotoPass that links all your vacation photos together into one online account for easy online viewing and sharing. You use one PhotoPass for their entire vacation or get a new PhotoPass each time you have your photo taken. Disney’s PhotoPass is a service offered to Walt Disney World visitors at no additional charge. What you pay for are the photos you choose at a later time.

Memory Maker

Guests can also pay a one-time fee for access to every photo taken with Memory Maker.

On a recent trip my family purchased Memory Maker for $169. If you pay within three days of your visit or at the resort, the fee is $199.

Memory Maker includes:

  • Unlimited digital downloads of all your Disney PhotoPass photos and videos
  • Select attraction photos and videos
  • Select character dining photos
  • Discounts on prints of your photos
  • Magic Shots – featuring Disney Characters and more, added to your photos
  • Digital borders and stickers to personalize your photos

We visited all four theme parks – Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Disney Studios and Epcot. Not only did the photographers take exceptional and creative photos, they were also set up for great night photos; photos the average person couldn’t create. Plus, this ensured every member of the family was in the picture and we didn’t have to ask a stranger to take the photo.

Magic Band

Another plus; if you are staying on property and are wearing your Magic Band (or you purchase a Magic Band for your visit), your ride photos are also sent to your account automatically. When a photographer takes your photo, they scan the Magic Band.

In the end we received more than 700 photos including special event photos from the time we were at Walt Disney World.  

I can highly recommend Memory Maker. Capturing your Disney memories is so complete; there’s no need to bring a camera along when you visit!

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