There are so many things to do and see at Walt Disney World! Trying to determine what to include in your travel package will vary based on what is most important to you. Everyone has their own vision of what their vacation will look like. Memory Maker is one add-on that guests often say is a must-have for their vacation. You will want to make sure it is a part of your package. This way you get the pre-arrival price and you are making the most of your Memory Maker purchase!
What is Memory Maker?
- Memory Maker is a product that captures all of the photos and videos you have taken in the parks by Photopass photographers or while visiting attractions.
- You can download all of these photos and videos.
- One of the great perks of this add on though is that you can get a discount on the price if you book it in advance rather than purchasing after your trip.
How does Memory Maker work?
Whether your images and videos are captured by Photopass Photographers or on rides and attractions, they will all load to your My Disney Experience (MDE) account.
These images can be linked by either scanning the magic band or MDE app, connecting via Bluetooth or when a Photopass card is scanned. You can view your images through your My Disney Experience account.
If you have added Memory Maker to your package, you will see an option to activate now. Up until you activate, your images will show a watermark on them. Once you activate the memory maker, the water marks will be removed from all images.
The great thing about Memory Maker is that all of your photos and videos are linked to your account. Once you purchase the product Memory Maker, you will be able to download all of these images for the purchase price. You have the rights to print these photos and can share them immediately with your friends and family!
Magic Shots are Included
There are some fun and unique photos that only the Photopass Photographers can offer at the parks for you called Magic Shots! Photopass photographers may ask you to pose a certain way, make a face, show a specific emotion, or do something special for your photo. These photos may take a little longer to load to your account than others. They will have a little extra magic added to the image giving you some special photos from your vacation. Whether you see characters popping into your photos or you are holding on to a family member who may float away with a handful of balloons, these magic shots allow you some fun memory making photos as a part of your Memory Maker purchase!
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Where Are Good Photopass Spots?
There are amazing spots in every park! When you stop for a photo, ask your Photopass Photographer which ones they recommend or if there is anything new. They will be the ones in-the-know after all! Here are some special ones that you won’t want to miss!
Super Zoom Magic Shots
These photos are taken with a powerful zoom lens that will capture multiple photos to create a short video of your family as it shows the biggest attractions in the parks all around you! Great news – there is one of these in each of the four parks!
- Magic Kingdom – In front of the castle in the East Plaza Garden
- Epcot – In front of Spaceship Earth just past the fountain
- Hollywood Studios – In Galaxy’s Edge near First Order Cardo and across from the Milk Stand
- Animal Kingdom – Just across from the Expedition Everest attraction at the Expedition Everest Base Camp, just past the amphitheater
Tiny World Magic Shots
These very fun images are taken with a 360 degree camera and will give you a different view of your family in the parks!
- Animal Kingdom – This can be found near the Tree of Life at the exit of the It’s a Bug Life Show
- Hollywood Studios – This one is located in Galaxy’s Edge
- Epcot – You’ll see this photo spot in front of Spaceship Earth.
There are so many cool magic shots at Walt Disney World. I know you will love them all! The ones that I am most often asked about are photos with lanterns. Specifically, the lanterns from the movie Tangled. These special photo ops are available daily, weather permitting, in Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom.
Another option are fairy lantern photos! You can find fairy lantern photos found in the World Showcase at Epcot. These are often set up after dark near the garden entrance in the UK Pavilion or near the Twining Tea Cottage.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Princess Makeover
If you have booked a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique appointment, you will not have to worry about photos! There are Photopass Photographers on hand through out the entire Princess Makeover. They are ready to catch all the special moments as your child transforms into a prince or princess! All of these photos will be loaded to a card that you can scan right into your My Disney Experience account. These will all be available with your Memory Maker downloads.
There will be special magic shots and special props for every festival, after hours party, and holiday when visiting Walt Disney World! Watch for props and signs that can be added to your photos.
The Photopass team shares their newest photos on their Facebook page. You can follow along and if you click on an image, they will share the location of that special magic shot. This is a great way to check and see what the newest photos are that are available prior to your trip!
Why You Should Purchase Memory Maker
Your Memory Maker purchase is an opportunity to capture a lot of the memories from your vacation on film. You can then share this content on social media, put them in an album or scrapbook, or frame them! Your options are endless. For years to come, you’ll be able to look back on these images and videos. What better way to remember all of the magical moments you enjoyed together?
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