When budgeting for a Disney vacation, photos might not be at the top of your list of priorities. Disney offers a photo service around the parks, but is Memory Maker worth it? I used it for the first time last year on our Disney vacation and purchased it again this year. The benefits of Memory Maker far outweigh the cost, if you ask me.
Benefits of Memory Maker
The entire family is in the photos. You can tell by the photos around my home that I’m the family photographer. Most photos appear that my husband is a single dad raising three kids on his own. What you don’t see from those photos is me behind the camera. I love taking advantage of Memory Maker at Disney World because I’m actually in the photos with the rest of my family.
Family photos from trained professionals. The photographers working in Disney parks have been trained and are willing and ready to take exceptional photos of your Disney vacation. These trained photographers capture memories of families smiling together in front of Cinderella’s Castle, or hugging Mickey Mouse and so much more.
Photos from your ride experiences. The photos that we have from the ride experiences at Disney World are some of my favorites. I simply adore seeing everyone’s expressions while on the ride. It would normally be something I wouldn’t be able to experience and is one of my favorite benefits of Memory Maker.
Fun action videos starring you! Be the star of the show in your very own Disney ride experience. On select rides, like Tower of Tower and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, see yourself right in the middle of the action. These little videos are such a wonderful keepsake to take home with you from your Disney vacation.
Unlimited downloads of your Disney memories. One of the benefits of Memory Maker is you can download images an unlimited number of times and do with them as you want. Want to make a photo calendar with the photos from your Disney vacation? Go ahead. Want to make a throw blanket from your favorite memory at Disney World? Go ahead. You can also take these photos and immediately share on social in real time. Keep family and friends involved in your magical Disney vacation while you’re there.
Keep the heavy camera at home. Carrying a heavy camera around the park for 10+ hours a day isn’t necessarily something I want to do. I want to capture the memories with my family and with Memory Maker I’m still able to do that without carrying my own DSLR around. I still carry my phone to capture memories where a Disney photographer might not be, but having my hands free allows me to simple enjoy the moment and my family.
There is magic throughout the Walt Disney Resort, and the Disney PhotoPass Photographers are great at capturing it. From a visit from Tinkerbell at Epcot to a visit from some of our Lion King friends at Animal Kingdom, the photographers caught it all on camera.
For me, the benefits of Memory Maker far exceed the cost in terms of convenience and value. Purchase it at least 3 days before your vacation and save $20!
What are your thoughts on Memory Maker?
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Wow looks like you will all have plenty of memories to look back at.
Nancy at Whispered Inspirations says
I regret not getting one a couple months ago, these are such great reasons to get one though. Lesson learned, getting one next time.
Emma Kelley says
This Memory Maker sounds great, I’m planning a family Disney vacation and really I don’t want any of us is missing in our family photo. Thank you for reminding us to purchase Memory Maker 3 days prior so that we can save $20 🙂
Dawn McAlexander says
This is a wonderful idea! Our trip to Disney is coming up soon. I don’t want to to miss any of our memories, so this is a great way to make sure we get them.
Dawn Lopez says
We had friends who used the Memory Maker at Disney and they raved about how awesome it was. I would definitely try that out for our next vacation!
I have to laugh because I’m the photographer and all of our photos don’t have me in them. Luckily my friend is a photographer and helps me with that. You have great suggestions for the Disney vacations. I’ll be needing it soon with the Grandchildren.
Susan Mary Malone says
What a great idea! And isn’t it nice for everybody to actually be in the photos together.
The Memory Maker sounds like the perfect way to document your memories at Disney. I have a nephew who will be taking his family there in the next month and I am going to pass this on.
Tami Qualls says
I definitely want to capture the fun we have as a family. The memory maker sounds like the perfect method.
Jennifer G says
The idea of the Memory maker is GENIUS. It’s the greatest way to ensure that you are getting all those memories saved without having to be pulling out your camera every five seconds. Plus, I am never in our photos because I am the one taking them. This would save me LOL