Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Feb 6, 2016
    Stacey from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi! I'm confused about the difference between PhotoPass and MemoryMaker. We're staying outside the park so don't have wristbands. Is there a fee for PhotoPass? What does it get you? I know MM is $149 but do the digital photo files cost extra? H

    Hey, Stacey!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Disney PhotoPass Service and Memory Maker are as "confusel" as Heffalumps and Woozels. Capturing the magic at Walt Disney World Resort is super easy. Let me help you unscramble this confusion.

    Disney PhotoPass Service is a free service where a Disney PhotoPass photographer or attraction, such as Space Mountain, takes the photo for you and you may purchase it later. This way no one is left out of the moment. All photos can be shared among Guests in your party as well as those linked to your My Disney Experience account. Disney PhotoPass photographers as so generous, they will even take pictures with your own camera if you are looking to save money. These photos will not be linked to your Disney account.

    You may link your Disney PhotoPass magical moments to your Disney account with a touch of your MagicBand, Memory Maker card, park admission card or Disney PhotoPass Card.

    Memory Maker is offered through Disney PhotoPass service and allows you to download all Disney PhotoPass photos linked to your Disney account at no extra fee. Setting up Memory Maker is as easy as whistling zippity-do-dah. If you will want more that 14 photos (we always do) then it is a great value.

    Disney Dad Tip: Please ask your PhotoPass photographer about Magic Shots. These staged photos insert Disney characters like Tinker Bell and Olaf added into the image with you. How fun!

    Stacey, enjoy your first visit and making many Magical Memories.

    ~Jason °O°
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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