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Walt Disney World Introduces Memory Maker for Vacation Photography

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Saving vacation memories with everyone in the picture: that's always been the goal of Disney's PhotoPass service. PhotoPass Cast Members are available in popular photography locations -- think in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom -- to take photos for guests with Disney's own high-resolution cameras as well as with guests' personal cameras and phones. It solves the old problem of missing Mom or Dad in every picture, and it also provides guests with professional photographs from their family vacation.

The images that are taken by PhotoPass cameras are available for purchase later, as either prints or downloads. Extra touches like whimsical borders, Disney character signatures, and theme park logos can be added before the image is printed. Guests have the option of purchasing individual photos, or buying an entire CD or download of every photograph taken by PhotoPass Cast Members while on their vacation.

Now, Disney's PhotoPass is introducing Memory Maker. Taking the place of the PhotoPass+ package, Memory Maker will include a digital download of an entire vacations' worth of PhotoPass pictures, as well as select attraction and dining pictures. The advance purchase price is $149, but it must be added to your resort reservation no less than three days in advance. Pictures taken within three days of an advance purchase will not be included on the package.

If not purchased in advance, Memory Maker will cost $199. You'll have to take this route if you want to start adding images from the time you purchase.

Memory Maker is a little different from PhotoPass+: it's a totally digital purchase. A CD of images is no longer included with Memory Maker. The CD can be added for an additional charge, however.

PhotoPass photographers will add photos to the package by scanning either the guests' MagicBand or by using a special Memory Maker RFID-enabled card.

Memory Maker will be available for purchase at select locations at the Walt Disney World resort hotels, Downtown Disney, and theme parks, or it can be added to your Disney resort room or Magic Your Way Package -- just call your travel agent or the Disney Reservation Center, or visit disneyworld.com.

For more details on Disney's PhotoPass and Memory Maker, visit their website. And to stay up-to-date on the latest Disney travel news, follow Natalie Reinert on Twitter and at Facebook.

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