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  • On Oct 28, 2013
    Mindy from IL 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 Marcy! Thanks for answering my photo ?....I see that I can pre-order the CD. Is it cheaper to pre-order or the same price as ordering on board? Sometimes it's just nice to have everything already paid for!!! Thanks again for your help!

    Hi again, Mindy! 

    Disney Cruise Line's photo cd will be the same price whether you pre-order it or purchase it onboard. The benefits to pre-ordering are that you walk onto the ship knowing that you'll be getting all of your photos on a cd, so you can start taking advantage of every photo opportunity possible. That is what we did on our first cruise. We ended up with hundreds of photos because we knew we'd be getting the entire set on cd. Some photo opportunities that we would have otherwise skipped thinking we probably wouldn't purchase that photo, we went ahead and did for the fun of it. And, ironically, some of those pictures are our favorites!

    And yes, like you said, it is so nice to board the ship knowing you've already budgeted and paid for almost everything. I love that feeling of knowing we've paid and now all we need to do is relax and enjoy our cruise!

    Alternately, many guests, my family included, like to wait and see how many photos they actually really like near the end of the cruise. Then, sometimes it is a better deal to purchase not the complete photo cd, but a cd package with maybe 10 or 20 favorite images on it. Other times, you might find just one or two "must-have" photos, which are most cost effective to purchase as individual prints instead. You'll need to decide before your last night on the ship to allow enough time for the Cast Members to have your cd ready for you the following morning.

    If you're the type of family ready to hit every photo opportunity, then by all means, go for pre-purchasing the complete photo cd and have fun with the picture taking opportunities! Believe me, Mindy, there are quite a few photographers and photo spots. The pictures are always my favorite souvenirs of our trip.  

    Stop back again with any other questions, Mindy! Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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