• On Jan 30, 2018
    Sara from LA 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.

    Hi! Our MYW package begins on 2/12. We arrive in Orlando 2/11. We will stay off property one night. We purchased Memory Maker. Would it work for pictures taken on 2/11? Can it be activated early? I want to use the PhotoPass studio on 2/11 if it will work.

    Say "cheese," Sara! Thanks for snapping a great question over to us. I consider Memory Maker an essential part of our Walt Disney World Resort vacations. I do not have to be tied to my big camera, unless I really want to, during our adventure-packed days in the theme parks. I simply let Disney's PhotoPass photographers take care of our vacation memories.

    I have some great news for you, Sara. Your Memory Maker purchase is not actually tied to your Resort hotel stay, so you can begin using Disney's PhotoPass Service at any time. You are welcome to visit the Disney PhotoPass Service Studio on February 11 and have your pictures linked to your account. Memory Maker will be considered "activated" when you complete your first picture download. Once you see one of your pictures from the studio appear in your My Disney Experience mobile app, go ahead and download or unlock one of them so Memory Maker will activate. From that point on, you will have 30 days to take more Disney's PhotoPass photos.

    Sara, do you have your MagicBands yet? It can be scanned while at Disney's PhotoPass Studio to link your pictures to your My Disney Experience account and your Memory Maker purchase. If you plan to pick up your MagicBands later at your resort hotel, then the photographer can link the pictures to a PhotoPass Card. Linking this card to your account is a very easy process and all you will need are the identification numbers on the back of the card. Quick tip for you - take a picture of those numbers just in case it gets lost before you link it!

    I hope you have a wonderful visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth! Please let us know if you have any other questions as you continue to plan your trip.

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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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