Are you planning a Spring Break trip or your first vacation to Walt Disney World and wondering if the Disney Memory Maker is worth it??? Well I am here to give you my opinion on it, along with the pro’s and con’s of it. Plus I have some pictures featuring some of their special effects and ride photos.
Disney Memory Maker:
Let me start by saying I love the Memory Maker. But I also know it’s not for everyone. I love to have pictures to look back on for memories and with the Memory Maker you will get quality pictures. Plus you can get as many as you like. Meaning you can go to every Photo Pass located throughout Disney World and Disney Springs as many times as you like. Where ever there is a Photo Pass location you can get photos. If you have magicbands, they will scan one person in the party and either within minutes or a few hours you will be able to see them on your My Disney Experience.
Photo Pass photographers will also take photos with your own camera if you ask them. So some people like to pass paying for the Memory Maker and use their own camera. I like to book the Memory Maker when booking my trip and I save $20 by doing this.
When doing Character Meet and Greet’s you will have a Photo Pass person to take photos. My boys love Star Wars and were super excited to meet Kylo Ren. The photographer took great photos of my youngest, who got a little scared and nervous to meet Kylo Ren. I love having the photos to look back on.
With the Memory Maker you also get ride photos. After the ride go to the screen with your photo and touch your magic band to it and you will have it. It sure beats paying for them, because they are expensive. And let me tell you, that you will get some funny memorable photos from the rides. Just like my oldest son’s reaction in the picture below from the ride Dinosaur located in Animal Kingdom.
So in my opinion I think everyone should get the Memory Maker, especially if it is your family’s first trip. But here is the Pro’s and Con’s that I can see from it.
Pro’s – Great pictures, Special effects, all Ride photos, all Character Meet and Greet’s photos, several poses to choose from and you can get printed photos from the Photo Pass on Disney website.
Con’s – You can get same photo taken on your camera, no ride photos, cost is $169 (as f right now, could go up), waiting in line at busy times.
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Shelley is a boy mom, marine wife, and is blessed with an amazing family. She loves sharing recipes, travel reviews and tips that focus on helping busy families make memories.