Memory Maker to increase advance purchase price
Memory Maker has proven to be a very popular Photopass offering at Walt Disney World. The package offers guests the opportunity to have all their Photopass poses, attraction photos with videos and dining photos included in a single purchase price. Guests have found the package to be a positive benefit. All a guest needs to do is wear a MagicBand that is connected to their MyDisneyExperience account and the photos and videos from attractions are automatically added.
Attraction photos that are included in Memory Maker include Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Dinosaur, Expedition Everest, Rock n Roller Coaster, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Test Track and Tower of Terror.
Most times the ride photos are automatically added to your account, but it’s a good idea to use the touch points at the ride photo viewing area just to make sure. If you don’t see your photo, visit the nearby kiosk at the end of the ride.
Participating Character dining locations for Memory Maker include 1900 Park Fare, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall princess dining, Chef Mickey’s, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue, Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, ‘Ohana for breakfast only, and Tusker House for breakfast and lunch.
(Attraction and dining photos must be “claimed” by the person who purchased the Memory Maker package before sharing with Friends and Family on MyDisneyExperience).
To add a PhotoPass photo, just request one of the PhotoPass photographers to take your picture and tell them you have Memory Maker. They’ll take one or more photos and then scan your MagicBand. These photos include the family shots inside the park and the many character photos that offer PhotoPass.
The advance purchase price has been $149 for those who purchase within 3 days of their arrival. The price is set to increase to $169 on December 3, 2014. The increase does not affect those who have already purchased the package.
With this package you can view and download your photos from MyDisneyPhotopass.com for up to 45 days after the photos were taken. The photos are high quality and you receive a copyright release that allows you permission to have the digital image created as a print, share them with friends or relatives, place them on social media or store them on your own hard drive.
If you wish to add Memory Maker at Walt Disney World or after returning home from your trip, the cost will remain $199.
Also meant to add, last time we skipped this option as well. Did photopass as usual, selected the best photo, added a border and got out for under $50. Yes it was only one photo, so exorbitant, but compared to $149, $169 or the I-can’t-believe-anyone-you-the-price-of $200 price…we got exactly what we wanted and could spend another day (ok, half day) doing Harry Potter.
Well I think it is a complete and utter rip off. This will be our third visit to WDW and we don’t do character photos at all. It was bad at $149 but $169?!! We are by no means paupers and I still think this is outrageous to charge UNLESS you want everything.
Thanks for another update. We were purchasing MM next before trip. Just purchased to save that $20. Holidays are looking mighty expensive @ WDW.
I was just at Disney World and ate at Tusker House for breakfast and there was no photopass photographer’s there to take pictures. We had to take our own photo’s and so did everyone else.
Also, we had dinner at Cinderella’s Royal Table and the only photopass photographer was when we first got there and took a picture of Cinderella. Once we went upstairs, we also had to take our own photo’s, just like everyone else.
Otherwise, Memory Maker is a really great deal. Would definitely do it again the next time I go to Disney World.
Memory Maker is supposed to provide the family photo outside the restaurant, not character photos inside the meal.
Does this affect the price of my package if I’ve already purchased it with my upcoming trip?
actually you can download for 30 days from 1st download (trust me we have done this a bunch in the last year) and the photos will stay in account for upto 45days….
I don’t know if it was just a testing thing, but we had ride photos and video from the Seven Dwarves Mine Train as well when we visited at the beginning of November. No manual scanning required (I’d guess the “scanners” are in the ride cars).
Thanks. I must have overlooked that.