If you caught my recent post, Things We Don’t Do, you’ll know that one of our struggles, both as a couple and as a family, is taking photos together.
Hence, I was ecstatic to be awarded with a complimentary Memory Maker in Walt Disney World as part of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. Memory Maker allowed me to download all of my favorite digital photos taken at the park, on rides, with Disney characters and while dining.
We took a ton of photos.
Scanning through the downloads, there are really iconic shots in front of Cinderella’s castle, and thrillingly hilarious photos taken on some of our favourite rides. But my very favourite photos – the ones I will be printing, framing and hanging on my memory wall – are the ones where we’re simply posing as a family. Like this one.
The boys were sweaty from the heat. I was covering up a bad hair day. The background was not nearly as captivating as one you’d expect to see at a Disney Park. But it’s family, and we’re together, and we’re spending time away from the daily grind to enjoy each other. And the moment was captured, for us to cherish for years to come.
If you’re visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort, consider purchasing a Memory Maker. The advance purchase price is $169.00, and I would consider it a good investment if your vacation is five days or more. Disney PhotoPass photographers can be found at multiple locations throughout each park, and the very best way to get your money’s worth is to always stop and smile for a picture. Most photos are waiting for you in your account within 24 hours, ready for you to download, share and/or print. Bonus: You can not only download your own Disney PhotoPass photos, but also those of Family & Friends who share media with you. So with just one purchase of Memory Maker, you could get all the Disney PhotoPass photos of everyone in your travel party.
Over the next few days I’ll be going through the photos, reliving our magical vacation!
Keep taking those photos! You’re truly a beautiful family.
Aw… what a lovely family photo! The background is awesome too. Please post some more of those digital photos soon.
Appreciate it, Marissa!
Beautiful photo! Youre hair looks awesome in that photo btw. THe photo pass is def something to invest in if youre travelling there
Thank you, Jaimee and I agree with you.
That is such a great idea! That way the whole family can be in the photos without grabbing a random stranger to snap the picture!
You couldn’t have said that any better, Susan.
Great photo! We used this while we were at Disney, and what it was great. Family photos are so difficult to capture, someone usually ends up missing.
You’re absolutely right, Athena. :)
Your photos are quite good. It looks like you all had such a great time. Lovely family you have. =)
Thanks a bunch, Lee-Ann.
Sounds awesome, and will totally be purchasing this when we go to Disneyland :)
Oh, that’s so good to hear.
What a great idea!
Yes, indeed, it is a great idea Ivy!
Great innovation … Love Disney’s creativity. Thanks for the review. You are one good looking family. :)
Thank you so much, Branka. :)
You always look so stunning in your photos and the men in your life are so cute too! Great tips and love the idea of the Memory Maker. Definitely a beautiful family photo of your family to cherish forever!
Awww, thank you so much, Angela! :)
family pics are so hard to do… anything that makes it easier, is worth it! :)
I completely agree with you, Tara.
I wasn’t sure what Memory Makers was at first but looks as though it is live peeps taking photos? Wow, we are so spoiled at Disney! What a plum job that would be too! :)
Yes, it is live people taking photos.
speaking of disney, i just read they are considering a change to their pricing – peak season will cost the most.
Oh, that’s news to me. I’ll have to look into it.
It’s a beautiful picture and it is real. Beautiful family!
Thank you so much, Debbie!
Love the photo,beautiful family shot
It certainly is worth it for all the priceless moments captured :)
Great service provided by Disney. We have so few family photos together as I’m always the photographer. It’s hard to even get a good shot with my baby daughter since my hubby can’t take a proper photo. :( Lovely family btw.
I didn’t know that this service existed! Very neat!
So true , the trip is great , but really its who your with* Ohana* :D
not heard of a memory maker before
The memory maker does sound awesome.
How cute ia your family, keep taking those pictures
That price for the pass is reasonable. Nice review
Memory Maker was invaluable for us! How great to finally have everyone in the photo.
Disney was awesome. Great pics!
Disney looks like such fun, hopefully one day I can take my kids there
Family photos are hard to get. You want someone else to take. But Disney would also have people who worked there who would still take photos of you with your camera which was very nice. No extra cost for that which was great that they did that.
Love the photos, wonderful family. We never were able to go to Disney with our kids but love to see the destinations none the less!
That’s actually a really good idea. + You don’t have to lug around a camera. I’m always looking for things to leave behind out of my overflowing but oh-so-chic diaper bag.
Your beautiful pics bring back treasured memories our trip to Disney when our daughter was young. It’s truly a magical destination for families.
The photos are great! You look like your family has had alot of fun times making great memories!
Disney IS awesome. Great pics
That is a different service but a great one to get all the family photos, and you and your family take an awesome photo no matter how sweaty or bad hair day, you all look amazing!!
Your sons are adorable! Nice photos!!
Thanks for the tips! We haven’t been to Disney yet, but would love to in the near future!
Beautiful pictures…your family photos are wonderful :)
I really hope to see Disneyland one day!
Thanks for the tip! Might try this when I’m at Disney.
NO WAY!! i had no idea there was anything like this. great to know when it is time to take our girls!
This is the best “invention” ever. I love that Disney is always ahead of the game with things to help you enjoy your visit even more. Think Wonderland should follow suit
A great idea for the next trip to Disney.
I cannot wait to visit Disney again!
You have the greatest job :)
Beautiful family pic..I also love the idea! Great thinking Disney
Jared S Denison
I don’t know if they have that when I went back in September of 2000, but when I go back, we will get this for sure. It will create memories without having to whip out my phone every time.
i can’t wait to go to Disney one day
I agree! We went to Disney World last year and I wish we had of taken advantage of the Memory Maker package. I brought my DSLR and the cast members were gracious enough to take photos for us, but I think it is a great value!
Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family
I think that is a great family photo, alot better than the ones I usually end up with lol I always have my eyes closed and someone is always looking the away or something . Looks great to me
Beautiful pictures! What a lovely family!
donna snugglebuns dufresne
such a beautiful familt picture with nice memories
So good to know that Disney has that service. You never get the whole family in pics when you travel.
A terrific idea. And your family is beautiful.
You have such a beautiful family!
Beautiful picture. And what a great idea if you are traveling to Disney
One less thing to worry about. Good device.
What a wonderful idea the Memory Maker is. By the way, didn’t look like a bad hair day to me!
i’m always the one to take photos so this would be very useful however i don’t like being in the photos lol
Looks much more convenient than asking strangers to take photos for you.
It makes sense to buy the memory maker to get al the beautiful family shots as i find i am always am left out of the pictures on trips!
I’m intrigued by this new service. It truly sounds wonderful for a vacationing family as it lessens the stress of having a family picture taken by strangers. I admit that I stop taking photos when I get overwhelmed. It also takes time setting up the scene that I want to capture so, I end up taking pictures without me in it. Thank you for sharing what the Memory Maker can do for future vacations in Disney World. It’s almost as if you are a celebrity having someone dedicated to take your photos during your time in the park!
We are planning a disney trip in 2016 ! cant wait to go with my son !
beautiful family, very nice pic of you all
Wow, Disney has everything. Sounds petty neat.
This is such an awesome idea!! I am always taking pictures and never in them. It would be great to have pictures together with my son!
hadn’t heard of this before. sounds like a great program to ensure everyone gets into the family photos!
First I have heard of this program, sounds like a very handy thing.
Angie In My 30s (@My30sAndItsTime)
Yeah Disney!! :) We didn’t use this service when we were there, but it does sound & look amazing!
What a great idea! We always have pics of one parent with the kids but never the whole family!
considering the total cost of a complete vacation, it is a very viable add in.
I love this service. We will definitely use it on our next trip back
Great device! Thanks for sharing!! Will definitely use it when I make my trip!!!
Love the idea of the Memory Maker, definitely a good way to get everyone into the pics!
love that photo! sounds like the memory maker is something we should all have
Gorgeous family photo. You all look so relaxed. What a wonderful idea Memory Maker is. Everyone gets to be in the shots.
Such a beautiful family, you all seem so photogenic :) Taking photos together is a struggle for my family, too.
your boys are super cute , looks like they have had quite the adventures , awesome , enjoy those awesome trips abroad , i will dream of being able to travel :)
Once again…a beautiful family…and great tips to bookmark!
that is a fantastic idea with the photo pass. there are a lot of times you forget to take pics so it’s nice to see that you can just pose altogether as a family instead of always having one missing or bothering someone to take a pic of your family :)
I cant wait until I get the chance to go to disney! seems like such a magical place1
Cute family.. Sounds like a great service.
Beautiful photos and memories!!
anything that helps get those memories captured. beautiful!
One of my favourite shots from Disney is a photo one of their photographers got of the 4 of us in the wave pool at Typhoon Lagoon (in between waves). It was one of those shots where everyone looked good and it was obvious how much we were enjoying ourselves.
Beautiful Family photo!Great keepsake memory!
Such a great idea! Wish that was available when I was there. So many pictures with that one person missing….
what a lovely photo for your family album
Great info and great pictures!
It’s been a long, long time since I’ve been to a Disney park. I’ve never heard of the Memory Maker option — what a great idea! Thanx for sharing the info!
Great picture! Your bad hair day looks fantastic to me! Disney looks like so much fun!!
Never heard of that before! What a great idea!
I think you look really good by the way. Your brows are killer!
I am definitely going to look into that the next time we go to Disney!
Disney has a million-dollar idea with Memory Maker! Yes it’s a little pricey but you can’t really put a price on having moments like these captured for you. Disney is really impressive lately with all the innovative ideas specialized to make a family’s trip easier.
What a cool idea ! I had no idea they did that. quite honestly Id love it- one less thing to worry about and more fun for me and the fam
not sure about this one. don’t think I’d invest, but thanks for the article
I can’t wait to take my kids to Disney World someday!
What a great idea! Thanks
This would definitely make this a whole lot easier..we recently took a trip and like most one of us parents is usually not in the picture!
What a great idea…I’m usually the one missing in our vacation photos, because I’m behind the camera
I love Disneyworld.
I have never heard of this before, but I really like the sounds of them capturing the day for you; so everyone is in the photos!
I never knew about Memory Maker – it’s such a great idea!
Love your family photo and the idea of Memory Maker!
I’d heard about the memory maker photopass. Sounds like a great way to capture the moments with less work for you!
Well, I learned something new today. I never heard of the Memory Maker.
What a great family photo!! Thanks for sharing the memory maker!
I’ve never heard of Memory Maker but what a great idea.
Lovely pictures! You have such a beautiful family!
Debbie White Beattie
It’s a great family photo and it’ll be great for your wall of memories or in a photo album because as we all know looking at pictures always brings back all the great memories of that day or vacation
Wow,looking back at this post i can certainly see how much the boys have grown !