Everything PhotoPass and Memory Maker

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by Tomh, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. hjchik

    hjchik Earning My Ears

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    We are planning on going to Disney Springs the day before we check into WDW and start our vacation. Last year they had photopass photographers by the Christmas Tree Trail. If we get our photos taken there will they link to our memory maker package? Wasn't sure how it would work since we won't have checked in yet. Thanks!
     
  2. Tomh

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    Yes, you will get those pictures, even though they will be taken before you check in, nothing to worry about. Enjoy your pictures, and your time at Disney Springs!
     
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  4. B. Shoe

    B. Shoe I'm Gonna Stand Out, 'Til You Notice Me!

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    I bit and purchased Memory Maker last night for our upcoming trip next week. I wasn't going to, but I think we'll make the most of it, especially with our night at MNSSHP. I figured if I was going to buy the one-day MM pass, I'm sure we'd find value with it across the other four days of our trip for the additional cost.
     
  5. Tomh

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    I don't think you will be disappointed. We have gotten it almost every time we've visited, and while some years we didn't get that many photos taken, there have always been at least a couple that came out good enough to make it worth the purchase!
     
  6. Kellyers

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    Does anyone know if there is a memory maker rate for Military? I read on one website that you can purchase memory maker at the gate for $99 with a military ID card.
     
  7. Tomh

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    Yes, there is a military discount for the Memory Maker. The current offer is $98, and is available through December 19, 2018. To purchase Memory Maker at that price, go to any Walt Disney World theme park ticket window, and make certain to have your valid military identification with you.

    Read all the details HERE
     
  8. thomascaldwell1

    thomascaldwell1 DIS Veteran

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    I skimmed through the materials and may have missed it, but hopefully y'all can help. Traditionally, we have always purchased our memory maker in advance or on site under the military promotion because my father in law usually travels with us. This year it's just us and we are trying to decide if there is a less expensive option than the $169 advance purchase. Is it possible that we can just buy the CD or must we purchase memory maker first, and then the CD also? I truly can't recall. We don't ever purchase anything more than the downloadable images themselves- we never purchase prints or products with our photos on them, I just upload to Shutterfly and print from there as needed. Can anyone advise on the least expensive way to either get a CD with our pics or download them and burn my own disc? Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!!
     
  9. Airship Ariadne

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    Not sure if I am doing something wrong, back from our trip, we purchased MM well in advance of the trip (and have bought it 4 previous times) but when I look at our photos, most still have the watermark and clicking on download gives me options to purchase the downloads or purchase MM...I see MM listed under my "Plans, Tickets, Reservations" tab, so it isn't that we forgot to buy it, or that it isn't connected to our account. I even tried clicking the "View Photos" under the Memory Maker Purchase confirmation number, but it still has all the watermarks and the button to purchase MM...I know their website has been having issues, could it be related to that?
     
  10. Tomh

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    I am sorry you are having such trouble. This is the first time I have heard of that exact problem, so sadly, I don't have a quick fix for you. I suppose it could be related to the website issues that Disney has been having. The best thing I can suggest is to contact the PhotoPass folks for some assistance. Try giving them a call between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm at 407-560-4300.
     
  11. travelingmom4

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    We bought MM for our upcoming trip and I'm trying to clarify something. 10 of us will have new magic bands, 2 of us will have magic bands from Jan 2017. Should they scan their magic bands under their photos after rides in case they no longer work with that tech enabled thing (sorry for my ignorance on the name) I'd hate for the rest of us to get ride photos and they don't because their bands are a bit older. Also, maybe we all need to scan our bands after the ride, but I'm thinking because we have MM we won't need to?
     
  12. erionm

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    Sometimes the long range readers don't work properly. So, it's not necessarily a bad thing to scan your band/card at the photo display. FEA, 7DMT & SDD (maybe others) don't have photo displays.
     
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  13. Tomh

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    From what I have read, MB should work with the long range readers for approximately 2 years. Your 2 old ones will be right around that age. As the previous poster suggested, I would scan them to claim pictures where ever that is possible. Having those two people each ride with someone that has a new MB might also be a good idea.
     
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  14. travelingmom4

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    Great idea!! Thank you!
     
  15. travelingmom4

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    Thank you!
     
  16. marij

    marij Earning My Ears

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    I'm doing a memory maker share with relatives from the US. Prior to the MDE Update this was shown under Memory Maker on the My Disney Experience plans page but it is no long indicated on the new page. Does this mean they are no longer accepting shares, or how do I find out if it is still there?
     
  17. erionm

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    On the revamped MDE website, you need to click on 'Tickets & Memory Maker' in the 'My Plans, Reservations and Tickets' section of the main page.
     
  18. marij

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    I tried that but it still doesn't show. I have the original confirmation number and the name under which the share is listed is still under friends and family but I do not have the reservation number so I cannot add it.
     
  19. Buttercup2009

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    I am also doing a share in December and will be traveling December 1st - 8th. The last traveler will be taking their last picture December 21st. If I take the first picture on December 1st and dowload/activate the photos, that gives us until December 30th to add more pictures, correct? Then, the part above that I put in bold is what is confusing to me. I thought that we would have 45 days from the date each photo was taken to download them. So if I take a photo on December 1st, I have 45 days to edit and download it? If the last person takes a photo on December 21st, they have 45 days from that date to edit and download it? Or does the bolded part above mean that if you want to download all pictures at one time, it has to be within 45 days of the date of the first picture being taken, but if you want to download the pictures taken later in the month, they can be downloaded individually up to 45 days after they are taken? I hope that makes sense. Can someone please help me understand that better? Thanks!
     
  20. Tomh

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    1) Yes, you have 30 days from the day that you make your first download to add more photos.

    2) The part in bold was largely referring to downloading everything in one bunch. It has been my experience that when you start making single photo downloads, the "My Downloads" gets unmanageable, and becomes horribly slow. For that reason, I always download everything in one group. You can, however, edit, and download each individual photo up to it's 45 day expiration date.
     
  21. Duck143

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    With an AP, how many days after your AP expires do you get to download your pics before they disappear? One of our trips will end on the last day before the AP's expire.
     

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