• On Aug 8, 2019
    Andrew from BC 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.

    Does the MemoryMaker get activated when we enter the park or should I wait to purchase it until we arrive? We land in Florida on Sept. 11 from Canada, Sept. 12 is first day in the Park. Would like to purchase in advance.

    Hi, Andrew! This is such a great question, so I am glad you stopped by to chat with us! You definitely will want to purchase Memory Maker in advance of your trip to take advantage of the $30 discount currently being offered! This offer is subject to change at any time, but basically, it states that you can enjoy a special $169 price for the Memory Maker product as long as you purchase it three days prior to taking any Disney PhotoPass pictures. So, I do want to encourage you to purchase it sooner rather than later.

    You can begin taking Disney PhotoPass pictures as soon as you spy the very first tan-vested photographer. They are stationed all over Walt Disney World Resort, within the theme parks, water parks, Disney Springs, and even many resorts and dining locations. They can link the photo to your My Disney Experience account by scanning either your MagicBand or Disney Theme Park ticket. A few minutes later, just open your My Disney Experience mobile app and look for the My Pictures section. Your photo should automagically appear! Once a picture is loaded to your account, it will remain there for 45 days.

    Now, to activate your Memory Maker, simply open any of your Disney PhotoPass photos and start the download process. Downloading a picture is actually what officially activates the product. You will then have 30 days from the time of that first download to keep adding photos before your Memory Maker will expire. I do want to recommend that you wait until you arrive back home to download all of your pictures to your computer. The picture files are quite large, so you are sure to take up a lot of storage on your phone if you try to download them all to it!

    Thanks again for stopping by and please let us know if you have any other questions as you continue to plan your pixie-dusted adventures!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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