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The Magic Behind Disney's Memory Maker

Are you tired of always taking pictures of everyone else having fun and only having selfies of yourself? Yes parents, we know exactly how it feels! Disney's Memory Maker is an amazing way to add some extra magic to your vacation and let someone else take over the picture taking for you, which allows guests to focus on making "memories". 

Guests can choose to add on a Memory Maker to either a single day of their trip or for the entire length of stay. Memory Maker isn’t just for one person either, it’s for their entire traveling party of up to 25 people, as long as they are all linked together on My Disney Experience. A one day Memory Maker costs $69 and allows guests access to and downloads of all of their photos and videos for one day of their trip. For a "Length of Stay" Memory Maker that is purchased in advance, it will only cost guests $169 for their entire party for the entire length of their trip, as long as it is purchased 3 days prior to the initial use. For guests that realize upon arrival that they would like to add on Memory Maker, they are still welcome to, but it will cost them $199. Ask your Castle Bound Travel Expert about adding Memory Maker on to your next Vacation Package. 


Where to Utilize Memory Maker

There are PhotoPass photographers all over the parks! PhotoPass Photographers are always easily identifiable by their tan vest and camera but they also usually have a tripod and sometimes a prop or two. Guests will always find Photo Pass Photographers in iconic park locations, for example - down Main Street on your way to Cinderella's Castle, in front of the ball in Epcot, at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood Studios and looking over the Tree of Life in Animal Kingdom. It doesn’t just stop at those “iconic” locations,  PhotoPass photographers are all over the parks like by the Haunted Mansion, throughout the World Showcase in Epcot, in Dinoland USA in Animal Kingdom and in Batuu in Hollywood Studios. 

Magic Shots

A Magic Shot is when a PhotoPass Photographer takes a picture and adds a little bit of extra magic to it! They will digitally enhance it one way or another, so when using PhotoPass mention to the photographer that you would love a Magic Shot! Some photographers will have guests pose a certain way so a character can be added in, some may even take a fun video with a surprise thrown in! The best part is guests won’t know what was done until they check their Memory Maker in the "My Disney Experience" app. 

The best place for some extra special Magic Shots are After Hours Events. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is notorious for having fun Party exclusive Magic Shot locations. Keep in mind that this is a huge draw to guests at parties so you may have to wait for a little while in line. These locations are generally listed in the Halloween Party pamphlet. 


Ride Photos 

A perk of using Memory Maker is that it gives guests the opportunity to download all of the ride photos that are captured during their trip. Don’t forget to tap for the photo when you get off of the ride though! Some rides will automatically sync to a MagicBand but others will require guests to tap their MagicBand or phone next to the display screen to save their photo. 

Ride Photo Locations Include:

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

  • Epcot: Test Track, Frozen Ever After and Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Hollywood Studios: Rock’n’Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror and Slinky Dog Dash

  • Animal Kingdom: Dinosaur and Expedition Everest

Commonly Asked Questions

Are there Any Discounts? 

Adding on Memory Maker 3 days prior to arrival will save guests $30 so make sure to have your Travel Expert add that to your package. Military Members are given a hefty discount on Memory Maker to thank them for their service and will pay $99, but this must be added on at guest services upon arrival. 

What happens if I don’t see a photo that I’ve taken? 

There is a PhotoPass location in each park that is happy to help guests. If you have a time and location of where the photo was taken the amazing Cast Members will most likely be able to locate your photo. 

How do I find PhotoPass locations? 

The "My Disney Experience" app makes it easy to locate PhotoPass locations! When in the app select the location dropper. At the top of the screen you can select a category. Here you will select PhotoPass and it will show you all of the PhotoPass locations including rides with PhotoPass in each park. 

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