• On Jul 11, 2016
    Valerie from KS 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 have a question about the Memory Maker. We are going to Disney in January of '17 and want to use the Memory Maker. I was wondering when I should purchase it. I saw something about an expiration date after you activate it. When is it activated?

    Say cheese, Valerie! Memory Maker is such a great addition to any Walt Disney World Resort vacation. As our family's chief photographer, our vacation pictures always looked as if my husband traveled alone with our kids. With Disney's PhotoPass photographers heading up our vacation shots, I now get to come from behind the camera and be a part of the unforgettable memories with my family.

    You can purchase Memory Maker any time before you head to Walt Disney World Resort. This could really help you budget for your trip, purchasing pieces of your vacation as you go, building up to one magical vacation. There is currently a $20 discounted price for Memory Maker purchased in advance. As long as you purchase Memory Maker three days before you take your first pixie-dusted picture, it will include the first pictures taken. Be sure to keep an eye on the calendar to take advantage of the advance purchase price. You would not want to be late for that very important date with a PhotoPass photographer in front of Cinderella Castle on the first day of your vacation! If the date does slip up on you, you can still purchase Memory Maker at the full price, which will include photos taken immediately afterwards.

    Each photo that you take will remain in your account for 45 days before it expires. You can begin downloading your pictures anytime within those 45 days, and your Memory Maker entitlement will then be activated when that first download occurs. From the point of your first download, you have 30 days to complete edits and download all of the pictures that you wish to keep.

    I hope this information makes the picture more clear for you, Valerie. Please let us know if you have any other questions for us as you continue to plan your trip. Have a magical day!

    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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