Particularly when traveling as a couple, the Memory Maker can be an invaluable tool for having a memorable vacation to Walt Disney World.
If you’re just a couple, and you walk up to a picturesque scene around the parks where you’d like your picture taken together (and, honestly, there are tons of them between the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom), you’ve only got a few choices … none of which are that appealing:
You can ask some stranger if you can hand off either your expensive digital camera or your even-more-pricey smartphone and pray they fire off a satisfactory snapshot.
Worse yet, you can take a photo of your loved one – just her – in front of, say, Cinderella Castle and snap her picture. Then, switching spots, she can take your photo standing just where she was, and then you’d have two singular pictures with just one of you in each.
Worse still, you can contort your arm, iPhone in hand, as you and your loved one try to squish into the frame and try to hit the shutter button on your phone – applying just enough pressure to hit the red shutter button, but not too much pressure to move the phone and blur the photo – and hope your selfie comes out well. (I abhor selfies, by the way, but I digress…)
That’s where our friends at Walt Disney World come in.
Essentially the second generation of PhotoPass service, Magic Maker utilizes scores of professional photographers in every location imaginable, happy to capture your once-in-a-lifetime moments and instantaneously sync them to your online account. Better yet, those same photogs, who have thousands of dollars of pro gear around their neck, will do double duty – immortalizing your memories on both their camera and yours! For a fee, Memory Maker gives you unlimited digital access to all of the photos taken by PhotoPass photographers, on-ride images and videos, Magic Shots, and dining photos for everyone in your travel party.
Speaking from experience, using Disney photographers (whether it was with the former PhotoPass or current Memory Maker system) is the best way to memorialize such milestones like, say, an engagement in front of the aforementioned Castle.
What do you think of the Memory Maker system? Do you ever use Disney’s photographers to enhance your vacation and commemorate your magical moments? Let us know! We’d love to hear what you think…
“New Yorkas” Felicia and Sean are avid Disney fans. Their first vacation as a couple was in Walt Disney World. They were engaged there, and also honeymooned there. After a combined 30 trips to the World, they are self-professed Disney travel agents and enjoy helping family and friends plan magical Disney vacations.