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  • On Apr 23, 2015
    Robin from GA Asked

    I have a question about photos taken by the Disney photographers in the parks. If I don't order Memory Maker, can I still order the pictures taken? How does this all work? Also, we are staying off-site, so will not have magic bands. Thanks!

    Hi, Robin! I am a huge fan of the Disney PhotoPass Service. During my family's vacations, I am always the chief photographer. Our photo albums are full of pictures of our family having the time of our lives ... well, of my husband and children having the time of their lives! However, when we vacation at Walt Disney World Resort, I actually get to be a part of the photographic memory of all the exciting things we experience as I let the Disney PhotoPass photographers handle all of the magical shots.

    The photographers can be found in many locations across the theme parks and Resort hotels. If you plan on visiting many of your favorite Disney characters or dining at several of the meals that offer PhotoPass photography, then you may want to check out Memory Maker, which you can get at a special advance purchase rate if you obtain it before your trip. If you only plan on taking some very special family shots, perhaps for a family portrait or holiday card, then you can still purchase individual photo downloads on Disney's PhotoPass website for $14.95. No need to worry about having Magic Bands when taking pictures. The PhotoPass photographer can either scan your park ticket or offer you a PhotoPass card, which you will need to link to your PhotoPass account when you return home so that you can claim your pictures. Once you have claimed your pictures, you can make them your own by cropping, adding fun borders, and even changing to black and white before downloading to your computer. The photo files you download can be printed from home or by your favorite neighborhood printing service.

    I hope this helps you see the big picture, Robin! Feel free to shoot us another question anytime.

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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