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Is Memory Maker worth it? – PREP059

Is Memory Maker worth it? – PREP059

Lots of people are trying to decide if the $149 pre-purchase price of Memory Maker is worth it for their trips.

Today, I have some thoughts to help you decide.

I also have a quick tip about adding items to My Disney Experience that aren’t automatically linked.


These are notes from this episode. There’s much more info included in the audio so be sure to listen to the episode for a better explanation.

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About Memory Maker

Read my post on how Memory Maker works which covers many of the details (plus more) discussed in this episode.

Quick tip of the day

If you’d like to add a note to your My Disney Experience daily plans for things that aren’t automatically linked, go to “My Itinerary” and navigate to the day you’d like to add something new.

In the upper-left corner, go to “Add Plans” and then choose “Add a Note.” This will allow you to insert something new into your plans that won’t link (such as FastPass+ reservations at Be Our Guest).

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Shannon Albert


Monday 19th of December 2016

Hi Shannon,

This is my daughter's first Disney trip. :) We are debating whether it will be worth it to get the Memory Maker if we are only going for 3 day. Can you give us any advice what you think? I'm a huge picture taking fanatic.

Thanks, BriAnna

Laurie Cashen

Monday 28th of March 2016

We just got back from Disneyworld and DID get the Memorymaker. This was the first vacation my husband and I have been on where we were both in the picture. I am a scrapbooker, so every time we saw a photographer (and we made it a game to see who could see them first), we jumped at the chance. We got some incredible photos. We did park hop, and each photographer took several to ensure we got a good picture. All-in-all, we got 143 photos, plus 73 extras that Disney threw in. If I had to purchase each one, figuring I'd only get 50% of them (because of the duplicates) and none of the extras, at $18/photo (that's the cost I saw), we would have paid $1,287.

We say the Memorymaker is worth it.


Wednesday 2nd of September 2015

I purchased memory maker for our trip in August, and I have to say, I wouldn't do it again. The photos we got through memory maker were awesome, and I'm glad we were able to so easily get some of our whole family; however, Disney lost probably a dozen or so pictures (of course, from some of our son's favorite experiences). Some we were able to recover by taking time out of our trip to scan through pages and pages of files at a kiosk. Others, Disney told us, they weren't able to find. I am happy we have the photos we have, but very upset with the ones they lost. Other than that, Disney did an amazing job at making our trip special!


Monday 23rd of March 2015

I'm wondering if I have memory maker (and I am the one who controls the my disney account/ purchaser) and I'm not on a ride that takes pictures/ videos but my son and husband ride the ride will their picture be linked to our account even if I'm not on the ride? Thanks!


Wednesday 9th of March 2016

Yes he can still get the picture or video as long as he has your magic band or your card. Whatever memory maker is on, if you husband has it, you can get the picture

Craig Williams

Monday 9th of March 2015

Hi Shannon I do intend getting the memory maker for our trip in September but a little confused with what happens with the photos and videos after we arrive home. Personally I think I would pay $30 for the CD so do I pay for that after our trip and will they send that to the UK and I can then take the photos I want from the CD to drag them onto my home computer to do what I want with them.