Everything PhotoPass and Memory Maker

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

  1. The E Collective

    The E Collective Earning My Ears

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    Hi all! We are a family of 7 traveling to WDW next month. We have never used any of the photo packages before and to be honest I'm really on the fence about it. I guess my main hesitation is that I don't see many candid shots. We really aren't interested in the "magic" shots, and I just can't justify the price if it's mostly the kids hugging characters or group shots since I have always managed to get those photos either with my camera or by having someone else snap a group pic real quick. So... are there many candid shots taken? IMHO those are the best pics of my kiddos because they are just being themselves and totally immersed in the magic :)
     
  2. Aryn Culbertson

    Aryn Culbertson Earning My Ears

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    Thank you so very much for Posting all this absolutely Brilliant Information!! Truly gobsmacked by how rather informative and easily you have broken down each section! Will truly make our first ever Trip to WDW, in late Sept 2018, fingers crossed a memorable Holiday. Am truly nervous (we are celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary, my Birthday (shhhee not saying how old), and me surviving 5 Heart Attacks w/in 22 months), having never been to FL even. So hope the people that take Photos are decent at doing so!! Again, please thank you so much for the info!!

    Thank you so very much for Sharing all this valuable Information and breaking it down so that us Newbies will have the chance to truly, fingers crossed, have a memorable (pun intended) Experience.. Cheeres!! Aryn
     
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  4. Tomh

    Tomh DIS Veteran

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    You all need to be friends with, and share photos with the MDE account / profile of which ever person actually has the AP. You will all see your individual photos in your own MDE, however, only the person who has the AP can actually edit, and download the photos.

    You do not need to have a package to purchase memory maker. If the website is not allowing you to make the purchase, you might need to purchase by phone. It is not unusual for the Disney website / app to have issues such as this.

    Memory Maker is not for everyone. It may not be for you. Photopass photos largely come in 3 varieties. Character meet and greets (sometimes as part of a character meal), Magic Shots, and stationary photographers whom you pose in front of. As for free roaming photographers just randomly taking candid shots of people, that is not something you are likely to experience (we've had it happen perhaps 2 times out of 11 trips). You might be better served by not buying Memory Maker, and if a photographer happens to get a photo you really like, simply purchase it individually.

    Well, where to start? First off, you are most welcome, and thank you for the kind words! I can't begin to tell you how happy it makes me to know that my work is so helpful to you. I hope you have an AMAZING first ever trip to WDW. We took our first *once in a lifetime* family trip to WDW back in July of 2008. That *once in a lifetime* trip has been repeated every summer since lol.

    Twenty years together, fantastic! More couples should be so dedicated. A birthday too, sounds like a trip full of celebrations. Be sure to get your "I'm Celebrating" pins, and wear them proudly.

    Five heart attacks in 22 months, wow, so sorry, but amazing that you've not only survived, but are heading to Disney World. Here is hoping for many more years of health, and lots of memorable trips to Disney World!

    Once again, thank you for the kind words. It is always great to hear from someone who has gotten something useful out of what I've written!
     
  5. Angeni11

    Angeni11 Mouseketeer

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    Thanks.

    We called and got it sorted out. She said that the website has been giving them headaches lately.
     
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  6. Carly2

    Carly2 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for all of the info! It was very helpful. However, it would be great if there was some info about removing the watermarks. Unless I missed something, it only happens when you go to download your first photo if you have already purchased memory maker. That is not intuitive at all and the info suggests that you edit all of the photos first and then download them at one time.
     
  7. Tomh

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    You will continue to see watermarks until you choose download. If you download just ONE photo, that will activate your memory maker, and you should then see everything without the water marks.

    Note, you do not need to download each photo one at a time. You can chose to download all, and a set of .zip files will be created in your "my downloads" section which will contain every photo in your account.
     
  8. KriK412

    KriK412 Earning My Ears

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    Thank you so much for all the clear, concise, and helpful information! This thread has been extremely helpful!
    We are heading on a short trip in October. We have one day at MK and that same evening at MNSSHP. Our second day is at HS. Because of our short trip, it appears that it would be the best price for us to get the one day Memory Maker and do this each day. Is this allowed? Or, if we do this at MK, will it not let us purchase that same option a second time? Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  9. Tomh

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    I don't know of any reason why you would not be able to purchase the one day memory maker two separate times.
     
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  10. KriK412

    KriK412 Earning My Ears

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    Thank you!
     
  11. leitadisneyfan

    leitadisneyfan sharon

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    Has anyone else having issues with missing photos?
    This is our 4th time using memory maker. Every day we have multiple pictures missing plus twice today I got other peoples pictures. We have never really had any issues before.
     
  12. CarolynFH

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    Yes, that’s happened to us too, more than once. I just submit a Lost Photo form electronically for the ones that are missing and delete the ones that aren’t ours.
     
  13. CamsMom16

    CamsMom16 Earning My Ears

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    I'm not sure if this has been answered yet, so forgive me if I'm repeating!

    We're going to WDW at the end of October with friends. 2 of our friends are upgrading their current 10 day park hoppers to APs while there. They're going to do it at Guest Relations. Will Memory Maker immediately show up in their MDE since it's included with their AP? I know generally you're supposed to order it 3 days in advance. We're connected with them on MDE so I was going to utilize their MM and have them download any pictures for me that I wanted to print or keep. I just want to make sure we'll be able to do that from the 1st day of our trip. Thanks!!
     
  14. hiroMYhero

    hiroMYhero I'm satisfied with my care... Moderator

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    Yes because APs can download whatever photos are linked to their account...the waiting period doesn’t apply to them.
     
  15. Tomh

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    Yes, for sure this will work. When I upgraded my ticket to an AP, not only did I get all photos from that day, I got photos my friends had taken a week before I upgraded, and I got photos that we had taken a year ago when we visited.
     
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  16. bpx2

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    When I hover over MDE on the website, under Memory Maker it says "Buy at a new lower price." But when I click on the link it shows the advance purchase price at $169. Isn't that just the normal price that it has been for awhile?

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  17. supersnoop

    supersnoop What time is the three o'clock parade?

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    Just to be clear, they won’t have “Memory Maker” so it won’t show up in their account. They’ll have unlimited free downloads from the Photopass site. Memory Maker is a product that Disney sells, which gives you access to downloads from the Photopass site. So don’t go looking for something that says “Memory Maker” after they upgrade; just go download the photos.
     
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  18. CamsMom16

    CamsMom16 Earning My Ears

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    Thank you both for the info!
     
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  19. CamsMom16

    CamsMom16 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  20. Tomh

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    I don't see "Buy at a new lower price" on my MDE. Mine says Save $30 when you buy Memory Maker in advance! $169 is indeed the advance purchase price that has been in effect since last year.

    Great clarification! Indeed, they won't actually see a Memory Maker in their MDE, but the photos will show up without water marks, and they will be able to download them.
     
  21. OSUZorba

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    I've been having this issue all week. Missing most of our ride photos, even ones I scanned at. And missing some of our pictures from roaming photographers.

    The app was saying there were issues earlier this week, but still missing done since then.
     

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