• On May 28, 2016
    Larry from IL 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, this will be our 2nd trip to Disney. Is the memory maker worth the money? I am nervous that we will be very limited in our photo ops. Not being able to get spur of the moment candid shots and always having to look for Disney photographers.

    Hi, Larry!
    Thanks for reaching out to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I'm going to give you my personal opinion of Memory Maker: It's one of my favorite services of Disney Parks. Every time I have taken my family to Walt Disney World Resort, I've felt less pressure to snag photos of the family by myself and instead rely on the PhotoPass Photographers to do it for me. If I notice a candid moment, I pull out my phone and take the photo. (And often, they are fantastic photos.) But when my family rides on attractions, walks through the parks or even when we have some special meals or dessert parties, we have Disney photographer to help capture our whole family. Plus, there are times when the photographers can add "magic" to the shots. Those are a lot of fun. 

    When we visit Walt Disney World Resort for quick trips, I go out of my way to stop the family and snag a photo when I see a PhotoPass Photographer. But on longer trips, we pick and choose when we ask for a photo. In the end, the combination of photos from our Memory Maker and on our phones leads to an incredibly unforgettable collection of pictures. 

    I believe in investing in the Memory Maker to help me feel less pressure to always take photos. I also love it because our whole family gets into the pictures. In the past, I'm often missing because I'm the family photography expert. 

    I hope that insight helps! Let me know if I can help with any other questions before you arrive!

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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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