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  • On Apr 29, 2014
    Karen from MO 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 Moms! Will you please explain the difference between photo pass and memory maker? Do I HAVE to purchase the Memory Maker in order to get pictures taken by Disney photographers? Also, we are leaving in 4 days, is it too late to purchase memory maker?

    Hi Karen! Simply put, the all-new Memory Maker is completely digital and does not include any prints or a CD like PhotoPass+.

    Of course you don't have to purchase Memory Maker in order to get have a picture taken by a Disney PhotoPass photographer, you can have the picture taken and then pay the a la carte price for the individual print. They'll even use your own camera to take your picture, but quality is going to look vastly different than their professional photos.

    The big difference is, with Memory Maker you can have photos taken by Disney PhotoPass Photographers at literally hundreds of locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort and Downtown Disney including character meetings, iconic spots, select attractions like "Splash Mountain" and dining locations such as "Chef Mickey's." So, instead of paying for individual pictures, with Memory Maker you can download your photos as many times as you want with the freedom and flexibility to print your photos and burn your own CD with all the images.

    Another advantage of Memory Maker is you'll be able to view and download photos from any family and friends connections in your My Disney Experience account. Everything is connected with the all-new MagicBands - simply tap your MagicBands after a Disney PhotoPass photographer takes your picture and it will be connected to your account. Your pictures will expire 45 days from the date the photo was taken so you have plenty of time to download them to your computer.

    If you purchase Memory Maker at least 3 days before your first picture is taken then you'll save $50 off the regular price of $199 and be ready to capture special moments as soon as your vacation begins.  You can always just pay the full price and start taking photos.

    I hope that helps answer your question. Wishing you a magical and memorable Disney vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Juliette, Georgia

I'm a high-spirited Mom of 4. You say "vacation" and I'll tell you why for our family of 6, there's no better way than the Disney way! Since becoming Disney Vacation Club members, our dreams of travel quickly turn into magical memories again and again...I'm a real world example of the endless vacation possibilities available with the magic of Disney Parks and Disney Vacation Club. Learn More About Juliette

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