If you purchase the Memory Maker photo package, it now comes with a little something extra:
We learned of this new feature just days before our trip, and had a blast going on Tower of Terror over and over to thoroughly test it out. Here’s a version of the video with us in our pirate garb for the Villains Unleashed event:
If you’re not familiar with Memory Maker, it’s a photo package that you purchase from Disney. If you buy it before your vacation (at least 3 days before your first picture is taken), it costs $149. After that, the price goes up to $199. I know, that’s a lot of money! But, if you use it wisely, it can be a good deal. Here’s what you get:
- digital downloads of all pictures taken by Disney’s PhotoPass photographers (including character meet-and-greets).
- digital downloads of pictures taken at select dining locations. For us, this included Cinderella’s Royal Table, Chef Mickey’s, and Tusker House.
- digital downloads of select attraction photos. For us, this included Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Test Track, Expedition Everest, and Dinosaur.
- The Tower of Terror video. (And, so I’ve heard, possibly more ride videos to come!)
With the number of pics we had taken, we only paid about $1 per picture or video. Now that’s a good deal!
Another cool thing about this program is that it’s linked to your MagicBand. After the PhotoPass photographer takes your picture, he simply scans your MagicBand and the picture shows up under the “Disney PhotoPass” section of your My Disney Experience account. Ride photos are even easier – they just automatically show up, no need to scan your band!
I might not purchase the Memory Maker for a quick trip, but for our week-long trip for a party of nine, it was great! When we split up into smaller groups to do different things, everyone’s PhotoPass pictures were still linked to my account. And when we were all together, we could all be in the picture:
Have you used Memory Maker? How did it work out for you?