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  • On Feb 9, 2022
    Brent from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    In order access the special photo pass lenses through Genie + at WDW will I need to purchase Memory Maker?

    Hey howdy hey, Brent.

    Welcome to planDisney! I'm excited to hEAR you're thinking of planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort. There's no better time to come "home" than during The World's Most Magical Celebration!

    I'm so glad you asked this question. I've had the opportunity to use Disney Genie+ service several times since its launch and loved the Disney PhotoPass Lenses! The augmented reality effects make this such a fun interactive feature! I'm happy to report that the Disney PhotoPass Lenses are included with the purchase of Disney Genie+ service, so you will not need to purchase Memory Maker in order to use them. Once you've purchased Disney Genie+ service, you can easily access the Disney PhotoPass Lenses by clicking the waffle menu (the three lines on the bottom right) in your My Disney Experience App and clicking on the "Disney PhotoPass Lenses" option. Make sure you allow access to your device's camera and location if prompted.

    The first time you access the Disney PhotoPass Lenses, you'll be walked through a short tour on how to use them. If you've ever used filters to take photos directly through certain social media apps, the process is very similar. There is a carousel of Lenses you swipe through and choose from. Some of the Lenses are unique to specific areas of Walt Disney World Resort, so they won't be available until you are close to that location. You can switch your camera from selfie mode to your rear camera and choose whether or not to use flash when taking photos. You are also able to snap a quick photo or hold down the button to take a short video. Once you've captured your moment, you can save your picture or video to your device or share it through various platforms.

    Did you know that Disney Genie+ service's magic will follow you on your magical carpet ride back home? Some of the Disney PhotoPass Lenses will be available to you for up to 45 days after the last day of your Disney Genie+ service, so you can keep the fun going from home. I just snapped a picture using the EARidescent 50th Lens from my living room since I used Disney Genie+ three weeks ago. How awesome is that?

    Brent, I hope this information proves helpful. If you have further questions, please stop back by planDisney. We'd be happy to help!

    Happy planning,
    Alyssa
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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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