What if you could get amazing professional photographs of your whole family having fun together at Disney World, without any of you having to step out of the picture to take them?
That’s exactly what the Disney Memory Maker does – and right now it’s included FREE when you book Disney tickets for 2016 or 2017!
This guide tells you everything you need to know about this fabulous photo package – from how to get it to having photos taken in the Disney parks to downloading them when you get home.
- 1. How does Memory Maker work?
- 2. Where can we have photos taken?
- 3. How to link photos to your Disney Account
- 4. What to do before you go to Disney World
- 5. Viewing & downloading your photos
- 6. How long can I use My Memory Maker for?
- 7. How many photos can I save in my Memory Maker?
This 2-minute video gives you a brief overview of what Memory Maker can do:
1. How does Memory Maker work?
How to get the Memory Maker Package:
If you book a 2016 or 2017 adult ticket with FloridaTix, your Free Memory Maker will automatically be added to your ticket.*
Once you’ve received your tickets, you’ll need to create an account with My Disney Experience to make the most of FastPass+ Advance Reservations and much more! When you log in, you should see that Memory Maker is already connected to your account.
Using Memory Maker at Disney World:
There are loads of photo opportunities around the Disney World parks – see Where can we have photos taken? to find out more.
All the photos you have taken are magically stored in your online account, ready for you to download when you get home!
With Memory Maker you don’t need to pay for your photos – just enjoy your Disney adventure knowing that all your amazing memories are being captured for you!
2. Where can we have photos taken?
The Disney World parks are full of once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities – posing together in front of Cinderella Castle, getting a big hug from Mickey Mouse, screaming down Splash Mountain….. the list goes on and on!
You’ll be able to use your Memory Maker for amazing family photos at any of these locations:
At iconic locations around the parks
You’ll find Disney PhotoPass photographers at hundreds of the best photo spots all over Disney World, ready to take professional shots of your whole family having an amazing time together!
Photos and videos of you on the rides!
Exciting action shots that only happen at Disney World – like a photo of you plummeting down Splash Mountain or a slow-motion video as you zoom around a corner on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
Dining with Mickey & co.
Photopass Photographers are on-hand at select restaurants and dining experiences to take your picture as you get to know your favourite Disney Characters.
Don’t forget to ask for Magic Shots!
Is that Tinkerbell in the palm of your hand? Or Pascal on the top of your head?? Just ask your photographer for a “Magic Shot” and they’ll add Disney characters and other fun surprises to your photos!
3. How to link photos to your Disney Account
Whenever you have a professional photo taken at Disney World, you can link it to your Memory Maker account right then and there by scanning your Magic Band or Admission Card.
When you disembark a ride you’ll see a wall of screens showing the photos that were taken.
If you are wearing a Magic Band, you don’t need to do anything as attraction photos and videos automatically link to your Disney account.
If you don’t have a Magic Band, just scan your card on the touch point next to the preview screen that displays your photo
With Disney Photopass Photographers:
Whenever you have a picture taken by a photographer, they’ll make sure to scan your band or card.
How do I get a Magic Band?
Currently only people staying at a Disney on-site hotel get free Magic Bands, but they’re also available to purchase for about £15 at various points around the Disney parks. Find out more about Magic Bands!
4. What to do before you go to Disney World
Link Memory Maker with your friends or family
Once you’ve created an account with My Disney Experience, you’ll be able to link your Memory Maker package with everyone else that’s visiting Disney World with you! (Note: They’ll need to set up their own accounts too)
You’ll then be able to view and download each other’s photos!
Linking your accounts means you can also secure FastPass+ selections together, and makes it easier to share dining reservations and other plans.
When logged into your account, simply go to My Family & Friends and select Add a Guest – you’ll then be able to link up with everyone who’s visiting Disney World with you!
Alternatively, you can also send an email invitation to connect through your Disney account.
Travelling with children?
You can set up and manage accounts for other guests too – such as any children who are visiting with you. Simply add their name and you’ll be able to manage their plans through your own account.
5. Viewing & Downloading Your Photos
Back on home soil – but the fun’s not over! You can re-live the magic of your Disney World trip by downloading all your amazing photos!
Just log into My Disney Experience to view and download and share your photos and videos.
Can I download my photos anytime?
Photos saved in your account will expire 45 days from the date the photo was taken. After this time they will be deleted, so make sure you download them as soon as you get home!
Want to share your photos with others?
Make sure you’ve connected your account to the guests in your group using Family and Friends .Remember you’ll need to allow photo sharing to see each other’s photos.
6. How long can I use My Memory Maker for?
Once you’ve started using Memory Maker, you can capture photos and videos for the next 30 days. They will then be available to download from your account for 45 days from the date the photo was taken.
7. How many photos can I save in my Memory Maker?
As many as you like – it’s unlimited!
Now get out there and start making some incredible memories!
*Memory Maker is not included with 2-day Disney World tickets