Walt Disney World adds video to Memory Maker
If you've visited the Walt Disney World Resort in the past year, you've likely been pitched to add the "Memory Maker
" photo option to your vacation package. Think of Memory Maker as an unlimited PhotoPass — for $199 ($149 if bought at least three days in advance) you get unlimited photos by Disney's PhotoPass photographers, all uploaded to your My Disney Experience [MDE] account. In addition, Disney now includes attraction photos in the Memory Maker package at no additional charge, with Disney using your MagicBand's RFID tag to associate your attraction photos to your MDE account on the fly.
But while still photos provide a nice way to remember your vacation, many visitors love to have video of their trip, as well. Now, in the latest addition to the MyMagic+ system, Disney's adding a customized video benefit to the Memory Maker package — an on-ride snippet of subscribing visitors on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Here's Disney promo video for the new feature:
The video automatically will upload to your MDE account, if you've bought Memory Maker and you're wearing your associated MagicBand while you ride. Any linked "Family & Friends" and "Managed Guests" on your MDE account will also be able to view and share the video, too.
Have you bought Memory Maker? If so, what did you think of it? If you haven't bought it before, would adding video like this help convince you to get it?
"Have you bought Memory Maker? If so, what did you think of it? If you haven't bought it before, would adding video like this help convince you to get it?"
this is so cool! I bought memory maker to use at SWW this year and I took TONS of photos, so to me it was totally worth the hefty price rage!
Sound more like Money Maker to me.
I never saw the value in this service. We bring our own cameras; why do we need a Disney photographer? Although we never have a problem asking one of the Photopass guys to take our picture.
Dammit this is WDW and if you know to the minute 6 months in advance when you are going on Splash Mountain, you are dang sure going to have your video taken while you do it!!! Cash cow....
Well, here's one way that Disney sees how they can get people to use Magic Bands. I expect this is the first of many examples in driving more revenue from the parks.
The more I see how Disney is using MyMagic+ and the Magicbands, the more I'm impressed with the investment that they've made with the system. It looks like Disney is trying to turn the theme park experience into something similar to the cruising experience. Pay one price (albeit a huge price) and you get food, lodging, transportation, entertainment, pictures and video, leisure, and side adventures.
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