Everything PhotoPass and Memory Maker

erionm

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Dec 6, 2008
I apologize if this has been answered, but this is the first time we’ve purchased Memory Maker for a trip. When looking at my photos, it says “activate my photos” What happens when I do this?
That would start the 30 day window to download your photos.
 

Tomh

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Feb 2, 2008
Hello! I am doing a memory maker share with a group of friends, we all have reservations/hotels/bands except one person is only going on day and buying tickets that day as she lives in florida....how would I add her to the share? If I link her MDE account to mine, and she uploads her pass info, will that work?
Yes, just link in MDE, and make sure she links her ticket to her MDE after she buys it (which can be done right on her phone at the park) and you will be good to go.

That would start the 30 day window to download your photos.
Kind of, not exactly. You "activate" by making your first download. Once you have done that, you then have 30 days left during which you can ADD more photos (have more photos taken by Photopass Photographers) to your Memory Maker.

Each photo you have taken will expire (be deleted from the server) 45 days after it is taken. You can continue to download the photos that are part of your Memory Maker until the last photo has expired. So, theoretically, 30 days after you make your first download, you can add your last photo, and that can be downloaded up to 45 days later, meaning you could conceivably make your last download 75 days after you make your first download.
 

jhoannam

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May 12, 2014
I'm buying an AP for our 2019 trips, but I have a one day Dec 3rd, DAH, if I buy my AP and activate it Jan 11th will my Dec 3rd pictures be downloadable for free with my AP? I plan to buy my AP in Nov. to book FPs.
 
  • CarolynFH

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    Jan 5, 2000
    I'm buying an AP for our 2019 trips, but I have a one day Dec 3rd, DAH, if I buy my AP and activate it Jan 11th will my Dec 3rd pictures be downloadable for free with my AP? I plan to buy my AP in Nov. to book FPs.
    Yes. When you activate your AP, in a short time every PhotoPass pic you’ve taken in the last 365+30 (might be 365+45) days will magically reappear in your PhotoPass account.
     

    preciousbaby

    Earning My Ears
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    Oct 3, 2018
    thank you so much for sharing such useful information. I have a nice camera but I am never in any of the pics so I am considering purchasing the MM this time around. How long does it last for? We were planning on going 2 days straight then skipping a day and returning after that day we skipped. will the MM remain active?
    Just to confirm, everyone in my MDE account can scan seperate photopasses and all of those pictures will be included in the MM, correct?
    Thanks again for providing us with so many details
     

    Tomh

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    thank you so much for sharing such useful information. I have a nice camera but I am never in any of the pics so I am considering purchasing the MM this time around. How long does it last for? We were planning on going 2 days straight then skipping a day and returning after that day we skipped. will the MM remain active?
    Just to confirm, everyone in my MDE account can scan seperate photopasses and all of those pictures will be included in the MM, correct?
    Thanks again for providing us with so many details
    You are quite welcome. I always enjoy hearing from people whom have gotten some help from my thread!

    The Memory Maker will cover your entire trip. All of the members of your travelling party need to be connected to you in MDE (or, you can "manage" all of them, so they don't have their own MDE, they just exist in yours). Each person can scan their own Magic Band, or Photopass card, and you will be able to see, and download all of the photos.
     
  • Mbmizell

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    Jun 26, 2018
    I see in description for Akershus royal banquet that photopass photos are taken there. On a previous trip a few years ago, probably at least 5+ yrs, when you went in you had a photo done with one princess in her fancy dress. At end of dinner we were given a hard copy of this photo. Anyone know if you still get a copy for free. I mean free not just added to your photopass for you to possibly buy later. Trying to decide on memory maker, I know it's nice to have but this is only a short stay prior to a cruise.
     

    mom2rtk

    Invented the term "Characterpalooza"
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    Aug 23, 2008
    I see in description for Akershus royal banquet that photopass photos are taken there. On a previous trip a few years ago, probably at least 5+ yrs, when you went in you had a photo done with one princess in her fancy dress. At end of dinner we were given a hard copy of this photo. Anyone know if you still get a copy for free. I mean free not just added to your photopass for you to possibly buy later. Trying to decide on memory maker, I know it's nice to have but this is only a short stay prior to a cruise.
    No more hard copy photos. It will be in your Photopass account and if you purchased Memory Maker, it will be included. Otherwise you would have to purchase the download.
     

    CarolynFH

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    Jan 5, 2000
    I see in description for Akershus royal banquet that photopass photos are taken there. On a previous trip a few years ago, probably at least 5+ yrs, when you went in you had a photo done with one princess in her fancy dress. At end of dinner we were given a hard copy of this photo. Anyone know if you still get a copy for free. I mean free not just added to your photopass for you to possibly buy later. Trying to decide on memory maker, I know it's nice to have but this is only a short stay prior to a cruise.
    No more hard copy photos. It will be in your Photopass account and if you purchased Memory Maker, it will be included. Otherwise you would have to purchase the download.
    You can buy just the one photo without buying MM, if you prefer.
     

    Tomh

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    I see in description for Akershus royal banquet that photopass photos are taken there. On a previous trip a few years ago, probably at least 5+ yrs, when you went in you had a photo done with one princess in her fancy dress. At end of dinner we were given a hard copy of this photo. Anyone know if you still get a copy for free. I mean free not just added to your photopass for you to possibly buy later. Trying to decide on memory maker, I know it's nice to have but this is only a short stay prior to a cruise.
    Both of the above posters are correct. They stopped including the hard print of the photo a few years ago, this is true of all of the character meals as far as I know, though I'm not 100% certain of Planet Hollywood. The photos will be added to your Photopass account. If you have Memory Maker, then you will get the photos as part of your downloads. If you don't have Memory Maker, then you could opt to purchase just one photo, or just a couple of photos, or you could concentrate of getting photos taken on that one particular day, and purchase the one day memory maker.
     
  • Drz113

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    Sep 29, 2017
    Apologies if something like this has already been asked and answered.

    I have an AP that expires December 3rd, 2018. I have a trip planned that will have me in the park for that last day of my AP. I was also planning in doing the after hours that night from 10pm to 1am.

    1. Do I need to download all the photos from my photopass account by midnight of December 3rd if I dont want to pay any additional money?
    2. Will photos after midnight on the 3rd be ineligible for the AP free photopass since my pass will be expired by then?
    3. If the answer to #1 is true, what about delayed photos since I've often had some photos that took a day to hit the website.
     

    Tomh

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    Feb 2, 2008
    No apologies needed. I don't recall seeing those exact (and good) questions asked as of yet, and even if they were, there are 25 pages of questions and answers here. That is a lot to page through hoping to find an answer. I know most people are not going to read through all of that, they are simply going to post, and ask their question, and that is fine. I will answer over and over as necessary.

    Now then, let me see if I can properly address your questions:

    1) No
    2) No, you will be able to continue adding photos until the last park closes for the night on the last day of your AP
    3) Again, no worries here. 1 is not true.

    All photos taken while your pass is still valid for admission will be available to download until they expire 365 days after they were taken.

    Visit the Disney Photopass Policies page to read this directly from them.
     
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    Drz113

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    No apologies needed. I don't recall seeing those exact (and good) questions asked as of yet, and even if they were, there are 25 pages of questions and answers here. That is a lot to page through hoping to find an answer. I know most people are not going to read through all of that, they are simply going to post, and ask their question, and that is fine. I will answer over and over as necessary.

    Now then, let me see if I can properly address your questions:

    1) No
    2) No, you will be able to continue adding photos until the last park closes for the night on the last day of your AP
    3) Again, no worries here. 1 is not true.

    All photos taken while your pass is still valid for admission will be available to download until they expire 365 days after they were taken.

    Visit the Disney Photopass Policies page to read this directly from them.

    Thanks for the clarification!! Just wanted to verify since a few months ago a cast member told me over the phone I could no longer download the pictures for free after the AP expired. Appreciate the quick reply!
     

    CarolynFH

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    No apologies needed. I don't recall seeing those exact (and good) questions asked as of yet, and even if they were, there are 25 pages of questions and answers here. That is a lot to page through hoping to find an answer. I know most people are not going to read through all of that, they are simply going to post, and ask their question, and that is fine. I will answer over and over as necessary.

    Now then, let me see if I can properly address your questions:

    1) No
    2) No, you will be able to continue adding photos until the last park closes for the night on the last day of your AP
    3) Again, no worries here. 1 is not true.

    All photos taken while your pass is still valid for admission will be available to download until they expire 365 days after they were taken.

    Visit the Disney Photopass Policies page to read this directly from them.
    Thanks for the clarification!! Just wanted to verify since a few months ago a cast member told me over the phone I could no longer download the pictures for free after the AP expired. Appreciate the quick reply!
    I just wanted to add my personal reassuring experience. My AP expired the end of April this year, and my photos from November 2017 are still there, marked that they'll expire in December 2018, 1 year + 30 days after they were taken. For example, photos taken November 8, 2017 expire December 8, 2018. So when your AP expires, your photos will be available for 365 + 30 days from when they were taken.
     

    Tomh

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    Feb 2, 2008
    Does anyone know if Photopass is available at Disney's Hilton Head Island resort?
    Well, to be honest, no, I have no idea. I did a quick search online, and didn't find any indication of there being PhotoPass there, though I did see one article suggesting that there may be a photo kiosk which you would be able to use.
     

    Disney102015

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    Jul 25, 2015
    My family is checking in 3 days before I arrive and activate my AP. As long as they’re linked in MDE, will their photos from before my arrival show up? Thanks!
     

    Tomh

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    Feb 2, 2008
    My family is checking in 3 days before I arrive and activate my AP. As long as they’re linked in MDE, will their photos from before my arrival show up? Thanks!
    Yes. Their photos will show up in your MDE when they are taken. At that point, you will see them with the water mark, and will not be able to download them. Three days later, when you upgrade to the AP, all of the photos which are already in your MDE will then be downloadable. We did exactly this same thing in August, and we got all of the photos with no problem.
     

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