If you've been watching us on Twitter, you know that Disneyland has been testing out sending ride photos to guests mobile devices via text and email for several weeks. Tanya and Heather tried it out while they were there (more on that in an upcoming podcast). But, you might not know that this has been possible since the launch of MemoryMaker at Disney World. I suspected it was possible and I tried it out while I was there in June.
What you need:
- MemoryMaker (purchase this through MyDisneyExperience before you go)
- An Android or Apple device
- An unzipping app installed, such as Androzip File Manager or iZip
When you have had some PhotoPass photos taken, simply log into your MyDisneyExperience account through your web browser (not the app) and click on PhotoPass to view your photos. You can then select a photo or two and click the download button. I got a warning saying this would start the use of MemoryMaker and start the countdown of my download window. I had ordered MemoryMaker before our trip, I did not go to a ticket window to get anything added to my MagicBand OR a special card (even though it said I would need to at the time of purchase, before leaving). Note: it can take up to 24 hours for photos to hit your account.
When I tapped download (on my iPhone), my phone asked me where I wanted the photos saved and iZip was an option. I selected iZip, then in iZip, selected that zip file to unzip. I was then able to save the photos to my photostream and share them from there.
Team member, Alison is on Android and I sent her a zip file to test for me and she said that Androzip File Manager worked like a charm.
Have you downloaded and shared any MemoryMaker photos? Are you excited to give it a try?See our complete Walt Disney World PhotoPass and Memory Maker Guide for more info.