• On Oct 11, 2016
    Karen from MA 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.

    I am a new annual pass holder and deciding whether to buy the memory maker. What is the difference between the photo pass that is included with the annual pass and the memory maker.

    Hi, Karen! I am so glad you stopped by with this question. If you are like me, as soon as that new Annual Pass was in your hands, then you started planning a lot of trips to Walt Disney World Resort for your family in the coming year! There are so many great benefits to being an Annual Passholder, but my favorite one is the ability to download all of our Disney PhotoPass pictures all year long!

    There really is no need for you to purchase Memory Maker before any of your upcoming trips to Walt Disney World Resort, Karen. Complimentary Disney PhotoPass downloads are included with the Gold, Platinum, and Platinum Plus Annual Passes, as well as the Premier Annual Passport. This benefit works much in the same way as Memory Maker. As a Passholder, you will be able to download all eligible photos linked to your account as many times as you like until they expire, in accordance with the Disney PhotoPass Expiration Policy. The day of your Annual Pass activation is also the day when your PhotoPass benefit begins; likewise, your benefit will expire along with your Annual Pass. You will not miss a single unforgettable picture by choosing to not purchase Memory Maker.

    I hope this information helps show how magical that Annual Pass of yours is! If you have any other questions about the benefits of being an Annual Passholder, please stop by again. Be sure to take a look at the great discounts that are being offered to Passholders in the coming year to help celebrate the Resort's 45th Anniversary!

    Brandy B.
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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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