Photos are definitely one of my favorite parts of vacation. I love seeing pictures pop up in my Facebook Memories, or printing a photo book if it's a big family vacation! Looking back on them later always conjures such happy memories. However, in our family I am the picture taker and when you look through our vacation photos it often looks like I wasn't there. A definite perk of paying for Memory Maker is that it's a GREAT way to get photos of the whole family.
When you prepay for Memory Maker, it is $169 for the duration of your trip, if you pay for it during/after your trip it's $199. You can also purchase single day Memory Maker for $69. When you purchase Memory Maker, ANY photo taken at an attraction AND by any PhotoPass photographer is included! In addition to Memory Maker, PhotoPass Attraction photos are now included with the purchase of Genie+. Some of the on-ride photo locations included with Genie+ are favorites like Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Seven Dwarves Mine Train, Test Track, Tower of Terror, Space Mountain, Frozen Ever After, Haunted Mansion, aaand more!
Photo Pass Spots:
If you want some unique photos with a little 'extra' something, ask the photographer for some Magic Shots - some really love doing this and get super creative. It's always fun to see.
Here are some spots you can typically find PhotoPass Photographers, please keep in mind none of these spots are GUARANTEED and you may see them in many other places beyond these!
In Magic Kingdom:
Main Street Entrance
All up & down Main Street
Partners Statue (Walt & Mickey - near the castle)
Liberty Square Bridge
Near Haunted Mansion exit
Journey of the Little Mermaid Bridge
The Tangled bathrooms (past Peter Pan & Small World especially in the evenings)
*Favorite* on the greens near the castle, ask a cast member where the "castle zoom shot" is done. It's really neat and a favorite for our whole family.
The entrance - lots of photographers at different angles for shots with the Epcot Ball, there's also a 360 degree view photo
Fountain of Nations Courtyard
International Gateway Bridge
World Showcase Overlook
Then you can find them periodically throughout the countries in the World Showcase and with the princesses
In Hollywood Studios:
At the Entrance
Hollywood Studios Arch
Star Wars Galaxies Edge Entrance
*Sometimes* you can catch a Grogu Magic Shot at the stone wall leaving Galaxies Edge and heading into Toy Story Land
Toy Story Land Entrance
In Animal Kingdom:
Bus Stop Marquee
Tree of Life
Expedition Everest Overlook
Tree of Life Garden
You can go to as many photo pass photographers as you want - and each of them will take between 5-25 photos depending on how busy they are and how many people are in your group.
At the rides you can scan the QR code to get your photo; tap your magic band, or ask a cast member to add it on your phone.
Also keep an eye out for photo spot signs where they have some great suggested photo spots to take on your own!
Here are some of our agents favorite Magic Shots & PhotoPass spots:
Another great way to get photos is by using a flexi-tripod. They are great for attaching to your stroller, setting up on a table, on the ground in front of those ICONIC locations, or wrapping around a pole. My families new favorite way to use it is to set up the tripod on the table and use your timer function on your phone (or some phones have the option to say 'smile' or hold up your palm - make sure to mess with your photo functions BEFORE your trip), its a unique way to get full family photos with the characters. We used one phone in the tripod and the other to grab some pics as the characters walked up. This was BY FAR my favorite way to get some fantastic character photos and interactions. The characters and cast members really loved it, and it increased the engagement a lot.