• On Oct 11, 2016
    Lizbeth 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! I am planning to share Memory maker with my cousin who travels 2 weeks before me. Want to know if I can buy it and manage it despite being the second to arrive. In that case how does my cousin activate it when she arrives? Just by using it?

    Hello, Lizbeth!

    Welcome back! The answer to your question can be tricky, but I think you can make it work! 

    First, you can buy Memory Maker before or after the trips. It is crucial that IF you plan to buy at the advanced purchase price, you do so at least three days BEFORE your cousin's trip to cover all days of the visit. Otherwise, there may be photos missing from the beginning of the trip. If you purchase afterward, then as long as you activate the product within the photo expiration window, you should be okay. Disney PhotoPass Photos expire 45 days from the date taken.

    Second, you need to decide who will hold the Memory Maker entitlement. Only one person can download all the PhotoPass media (photos and videos). This is the tricky part. Therefore, if your cousin wants to share photos during her trip and you hold the entitlement, then you will have to download and send each one to her. If she holds the entitlement, then she will have to do the same for you during your trip. Now, if you do not activate until after both trips, then you can be the entitlement holder and share the photos with your cousin. Remember that once activated, you have unlimited downloads all of the media in your account for 30 days. 

    Finally, for any of this to work, everyone must be linked in Friends & Family via My Disney Experience accounts before the visits. You also need to be sure that everyone gives permission to the entitlement holder to view AND purchase photos. This is essential to ensure that all the photos show up in the account and are part of the Memory Maker download.

    I hope this information helps! Please let me know if you have additional questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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