Everything PhotoPass and Memory Maker

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  1. erionm

    erionm DIS Veteran

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    As long as the pictures were taken while the AP is valid, you will have one year from the date captured to download.
     
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  2. Tomh

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    I have heard two different numbers. The first I have heard is one year from the date the pictures were taken. However, I have also heard one year, and 30 days from the date the picture was taken.

    I can tell you that when I upgraded to an AP this past August, the photos I had taken in August 2017 reappeared in my account, and stayed there until September of this year. With that in mind, I will tell you at least a year, and I would suspect a year and 30 days.
     
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  4. erionm

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    All of our photos taken yesterday don't expire until 11/22/2019 (so year + 30 days). The extended expiration date appeared at the same time as the 13 month AP promotion for the MKs 45th. I'm surprised Disney hasn't reverted the photo expiration back to a year by now.
     
  5. Duck143

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    Thank you! I remember reading a year, but wasn't sure if it was the year the AP was active. It would have been quite a rush to get the photos downloaded within a couple days of returning after a trip. I like to edit them too using the borders and stickers. It's a cumbersome website to work with, so I'm glad there's plenty of time to use it.
     
  6. Tomh

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    Thanks for the confirmation!
     
  7. mi*vida*loca

    mi*vida*loca Collect memories, not things

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    I've been trying to purchase this online but everytime I hit next on the Memory Maker page it says my cart is empty. I don't know how to get it in my cart?? Should I just call to purchase?
     
  8. mi*vida*loca

    mi*vida*loca Collect memories, not things

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    Nevermind. I logged out, went back to the MM page, hit next and went into my cart. Then I logged back in and it let me purchase.
     
  9. Tomh

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    Glad it worked out for you. I probably would have suggested just calling to make the purchase.
     
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  10. tlmadden73

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    Question on using the Memory Maker that comes with an AP. (First time AP .. starting with the trip in two weeks).
    When I've gotten MM in the past, I've shared it with other families that were traveling at the same time. Despite being in separate parks, and even going on different days, I (as the one who purchased it) was able to see their photos and download them for them after the trip. It was a great way to do so some cost sharing.

    Since the MM is good all year long, I assume, just like I did on my last trip, I am able to download photos for anyone in my friends/family list that happens to got to WDW over the next year - EVEN if I am not there?
    My sister in-law's family is going in January and I think it would be nice to grab their Photo Pass photos for them.

    I just wonder if the new MDE has changed that any. Because I used to be able to see ALL plans for my friends and family in MDE until this recent update. (Like I could see all of my cousin's plans for their upcoming trip). After the update, I couldn't until she added me as a guest on an ADR that we are going together. Only after that could I see plans of people in my friends and family list.

    So now I am wondering if I will be able to see/download friends/family photo pass photos (like I used to back in 2017) if they aren't on the same trip as me .. if we don't share any plans (FP or ADR).
     
  11. amy91teddy17

    amy91teddy17 Earning My Ears

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    Hi,
    We are attending the Christmas party at magic kingdom this year. Do they usually have photopass photographers here or any exclusive magic shots?
    I know they haven’t officially started the parties yet but just wondering if they did any of this last year?
    Thank you!
    Amy xXx
     
  12. Tomh

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    On November 15th last year, Disney Parks Blog announced the Magic Shots that would be available to park guests during the 2017 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party events. I would expect that a similar list will be released probably around the same time this coming November for the 2018 parties.
     
  13. erionm

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    You will be able to see/download all pictures/videos for any of your connected friends even if you don't share plans (you don't even need to be at WDW). The only requirement is that from their Family & Friends list, they must allow you to see their PhotoPass pictures.

    If they are people that you manage the MDE profiles for, then there are no settings in MDE that need to be changed. If you manage a profile, you will always see their photos.
     
  14. tlmadden73

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    Thanks.

    What a great perk of the AP then .. Memory Maker for not only me but my two sets of family going this year too.

    So far .. no buyers remorse on the AP. Heh.
     
  15. Tomh

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    Yup. Last summer my wife and I, our son, our adult daughter, and my uncle with his wife all got photopass photos, and we got them all with our AP / Memory Maker. It is quite a nice perk. Between that, and the free parking (which is a fantastic savings for offsite guests) the extra cost of the AP as opposed to just a 10 day ticket was already justified. Throw in the 20% merchandise discount, and 10% at Table Service, and then factor in the fact that we will be able to use it again next summer, and I am quite happy I bought mine.
     
  16. orlandonewstarts

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    Getting a bit nervous and been told 2 different things now. Coming to DIS the experts :)

    We are just upgrading to an annual pass. Does the annual pass photo perk work exactly as the Memory Maker we normally purchase? All the photos and I can save the digital copies or print the photos from home? Or as a coworker just told me is the annual pass per - you have to buy each picture from WDW and can't print them at home. She keeps telling me I still need to by the Memory Maker. Now I am nervous I have goofed up and we leave in 16 days. Please help this confused mom!
     
  17. CarolynFH

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    AP PhotoPass works just like MM — only better, because the photos don’t expire 45 days after being taken! Each photo will stay in your account until 1 year + 30 days after it’s taken (unless you delete it yourself).

    So you do not need to buy MM!
     
  18. Tomh

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    She is absolutely wrong.

    I upgraded to an Annual Pass this past August. All of my photos from last August magically showed back up in my account, as well as all of the photos I had taken this year, and I was able to download them all, and edit them all. That is exactly how it works, no need to buy Memory Maker separately.
     
  19. PinMan

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    Well we’re back from our trip and most pictures went on my daughters photo pass but around 6-8 didn’t for some reason . My question to you do you know what my next step should be? Who to call ? Any information would be greatly appreciated , thanks
     
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    https://mydisneyphotopass.disney.go.com/help-and-support/lost-media

    We had good luck getting our few that were lost back a couple years ago. We put what we were wearing, and pretty close to the time we would've been there.
     
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