Families plan for months in advance on how to get to Disney World, what items to pack, and booking a room at one of the resorts. After going on countless rides, stuffing your face with junk food, shopping ‘til you drop, and heading back home, there’s nothing left to do but immortalize your happiest vacation moments by creating a Disney World photo book.
At least, that’s what our grandparents did. Now in Disney World, we can receive photos online to upload and share with friends and families. Today, you’ll learn how to retrieve and save your photos and videos after visiting Disney World in the most magical way ever.
Although you can utilize whatever camera you have on hand, Disney understands that its guests might not have the time to whip out their cameras during their most exciting moments at the park. So, Disney has come up with two systems to do the picture-taking for you—PhotoPass and Memory Maker.
PhotoPass is a professional photography service where a photographer, either man or machine, takes high-quality photos of park guests. These photographers are scattered around the park but are easily identifiable by their PhotoPass badges and vests.
All photos the PhotoPass photographer takes are automatically linked to your MagicBand. You can view these photos by accessing your account on the Disney PhotoPass site. If you want to print or download them, you’ll have to pay a fee.
How long is PhotoPass good for?
All PhotoPass photos are stored in the system for 45 days after they’re taken. Decide quickly on which magical photos you want to save, or they’ll disappear forever.
Alternatively, you can use another one of Disney’s memory-making services, aptly named Memory Maker. If you don’t want to purchase individual shots (which cost $17 each), then you’re better off getting Memory Maker.
Memory Maker bundles all of your PhotoPass digital pictures into a single package, which you can download using this service. If you want to make a digital photo collage of your best moments at the park, you can use Memory Maker to download all PhotoPass images, use an online video maker to create the collage, and upload it onto social media. Feel free to check out other video makers like Wave.Video or invideo.
How long is Memory Maker good for?
Access to Memory Maker is limited to 30 days max. That should be plenty of time to decide which PhotoPass images to download and which ones to let rot in the digital system.
Disney might also offer a one-day pass to use Memory Maker but check with the company before budgeting for this service. Obviously, you’ll have less time to download your PhotoPass images, but you’ll save more money if you’re only visiting Disney World for a day or two.Disclaimer - As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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