• On Jul 17, 2018
    Tram from MN 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.

    Do I need to have Photopass/ Memory maker to take pictures with characters in the parks? Can I take pictures with characters with my camera?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Tram. Thank you for stopping by to bring us your question.

    Tram, you do not need to have purchased Memory Maker to capture those fun memories that you’ll be creating when you meet your favorite Disney characters. You are welcome to take photos with your own camera, and you can even ask the friendly Cast Members there to take a photo for you and they will happily assist you.

    Disney’s PhotoPass Photographers will still likely capture some great photos that you will be able to browse from the My Disney Experience mobile app if you scan your MagicBand or PhotoPass card. I recommend doing this even if you don’t plan on purchasing Memory Maker. You never know what pixie dusted moment a PhotoPass photographer might capture that you don’t want to miss out on. And once you have at least one photo linked to your account, through the app, you will get the option of purchasing single photos, or even a one-day Memory Maker if you end up having multiple photos in one day that you can’t pass up.

    Be sure to pack all your fun ears and Disney gear so you look picture perfect in all your photos. Oh, and don’t forget to pack all those extra smiles. You’ll sure need them! 

    See ya real soon! 

    Emille ºoº
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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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