Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Nov 9, 2015
    Rosey from BC Asked

    I just wanted to ask about the difference between a Photo Pass and the Memory Maker. Which one is better? Are they worth it for a 5 day pass? Or should we just take pics with our own camera?Are there a lot of photographers around?

    Smile, Rosey! You're on the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    When you visit the Walt Disney World Resort, one thing is certain: you'll want to take lots and lots of photos. Luckily, capturing those Disney memories is super easy with Disney PhotoPass Service. Let's help you sort out all of your options.

    Disney PhotoPass is just the name used by Disney to refer to its photo services. When you step up to a photographer, meet with a character or have a picture taken as you hurtle down Splash Mountain, that's all part of the PhotoPass service. It's free to have your picture taken and to view them in your My Disney Experience app. Just have one of the many photographers you'll find in the Theme Parks scan your MagicBand or admission card when you take a photo, and it will appear in your account like magic. Then you can buy any individual shots you like.

    Memory Maker is an option within Disney PhotoPass Service. If you buy Memory Maker, every single one of those PhotoPass photos is yours to keep. When you get home, just download them to your computer and you'll have all your memories in one place.

    A 5-day visit is probably long enough to justify buying Memory Maker if you know you'll end up with lots of pictures. You'll save a little money if you buy it in advance, but you can still order Memory Maker later if you get home and decide you want all of your PhotoPass photos. Otherwise, you can just order a few of the photos you really love and use your own camera for additional shots.

    I hope this helps you plan a picture-perfect vacation, Rosey. Please stop by and see us again if you have any more questions.

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.

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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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