• On Jun 2, 2019
    Linda from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My husband and I are visiting Disney World this summer. I am trying to decide with service would be better for us, Memory Maker or Photopass. The main park we are visiting is Animal Kingdom. Where are the cameras and photographers in Animal Kingdom?

    Smile, Linda, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Let's help you capture all the magical memories of your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    Linda, Disney's Animal Kingdom Park is such a beautiful setting, and it's just perfect for lots and lots of amazing photos! So, here are the basics when it comes to taking all those great pictures during your visit. Disney PhotoPass is the general name for all of Disney's photographic services, from the individual photographers, to the photos they take, and the special products offered. Memory Maker is one of the products of Disney PhotoPass service. It allows you to pay one price to download each and every one of your amazing memories.

    Here's an example of how it works. Let's say you've just entered Disney's Animal Kingdom Park and you're enthralled by the majestic Tree of Life. You see a Disney PhotoPass photographer nearby and decide to strike a pose with the tree in the background (a gorgeous photo opportunity, by the way!). The photographer will then scan your MagicBand or admission card, and your photo will be "auto-magically" added to your My Disney Experience account. You'll see a watermark on the photo until you decide to buy it, which you can do right there in My Disney Experience. But if you've purchased Memory Maker in advance, that photo - along with all the other photos, videos, and Magic Shots you've taken during your vacation - is already yours to keep!

    To find photo locations around Walt Disney World, just go to the Disney PhotoPass page on the Walt Disney World website and scroll down to the interactive map at the bottom. There are also onboard ride photos and videos available at several attractions in the Theme Parks, and you'll need to purchase Memory Maker to download those.

    I hope this helps you plan a picture-perfect Walt Disney World vacation, Linda. Please come 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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