5 Reasons We Love Walt Disney World’s Memory Maker

Memory Maker is an add-on package that allows you to have unlimited downloads to all of your photos that are taken by Disney’s PhotoPass photographers, plus many other great photo opportunities and features.  Once the fun is over, the pictures are the best souvenir that you have to remember and look back on you amazing vacation.  Here are our top 5 reasons why we absolutely love Disney World’s Memory Maker add-on:


5. Unlimited photo downloads

Yes, I said that right!  You can actually download as much as you want, as many times as you want.  So be sure to take as many pictures as you can every time that you see a PhotoPass photographer!  You get every single photo that you take, as well as access to tons of Disney stock images of various attractions, resorts and more.  It is recommended that after your trip you download all of the photos that you take and save them to your own photo storage.  You typically only have access to your photos for a finite amount of time, so you want to make sure you get them all before they expire.

4. You get all of the ride and character meal photos!

This is a huge perk!  You can go and ride attractions like Splash Mountain or Tower of Terror over and over again and you get to have the ride photo each and every time.  Tower of Terror and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train also include a video of you riding, too.  You get download access to the videos, too!  These are so much fun to send to friends! If you were to purchase these individually that would really add up, so this is a huge incentive to buy Memory Maker and get to have all of those great memories.  If you plan to do various Disney character meet and greets and/or character dining then you also get those photos added, too.  If a PhotoPass photographer takes the photo, they will be in your account and ready for download.

3. You only need one Memory Maker purchase for your entire party.

You don’t have to buy one for each person or even one for each family if you are travelling with multiple families.  All you need to do is make sure that you have your entire group linked together in My Disney Experience with the guest that the Memory Maker is linked to.  You still get all of the photos, even if your group splits up to go and enjoy different attractions.  This is a great perk and can end up being an even greater cost benefit for the entire family.


2. You get a discount if you add and pay for it prior to arrival.

We always love saving money right?  If you add Memory Maker to your vacation package and pay for it prior to your arrival, you save about $30.  The purchase must be completed at least 3 days prior to your arrival and it will only cost you $169.  If you wait until you arrive, it is $199.  It doesn’t sound like much, but $30 can buy the family a round of Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars, so I will always take any kind of savings that I can find!

1. There are extra magic shots!

This is definitely a fun added bonus.  Not only do you get all of your pictures, but many times the photographers will have extra magic shots that are added to your account.  These are shots where you make poses directed by the photographer and then they will go in and add various characters.  There are also animated magic shots where a character will appear and move around on a still photo.  These are so much fun and vary depending on what park you are at, the season, special events, etc.  It almost becomes like a game to collect the different magic shots to commemorate your trip!

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!