Military Discount on Disney Memory Maker & Photopass+

Walt Disney World and Disneyland are offering military discounts on WDW Memory Maker and Disneyland PhotoPass+ Collection.

Disney’s PhotoPass and Memory Maker

PhotoPass and Memory Maker are Disney’s two programs with witch you can have Disney’s professional photographers document your Disney World Vacation.

 For 2017 & 2018 Disney is offering their Memory Maker Service for a huge discount!

Almost everywhere you go in the Disney theme parks, you’ll see Disney PhotoPass Photographers. They are stationed at all of the best, most scenic locations at which you can have your picture taken, for example in front of Cinderella Castle or with France and the Eifel Tower in the background at Epcot’s World Showcase.

They are also at some of the character meals (Chef Mickey’s, Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue, Tusker House breakfast, ‘Ohana breakfast, 1900 Park Fare, and Spirit of Aloha dinner show), and at Character Meet and Greets.

Many thrill rides also have automatic cameras to capture your reactions to the most thrilling part of the ride in photo or video form.

Taking the photos is a free service, you can decide later if you want to purchase the photos. Just have your Magic Band or park ticket scanned to identify who you are and get your picture taken.

You can then review your photos online using your My Disney Experience account or the PhotoPass/Memory Maker sites.

As mentioned many Disney theme park rides snap photos of you at exciting moments, such as plunging down a hill. Those wearing magic bands don’t need to do a thing, your pics will end up in your PhotoPass account. Those without Magic Bands can scan their ticket to claim the pictures as theirs..


How purchasing pictures works

Disney has two different sales systems for purchasing these pictures, PhotoPass and Memory Maker.

The two systems work exactly the same when you are on vacation, the difference is that Memory Maker is a prepaid package, while PhotoPass is an a la carte, pay by the picture after the fact system.

At Disney World, Memory Maker, normally costs $149 for the package if you order at least 3 days before your vacation (or $169 within 3 days). For this price you’ll receive unlimited digital downloads of all the pictures that you had taken on your vacation for up to 45 days afterwards, a CD backup can be purchased for an extra fee.

At Disneyland, they normally offer a discount on the PhotoPass+ Collection. PhotoPass+ Collection costs $39.00 for one day one $78.00 for one week. For this price you’ll get all your Disney PhotoPass photos, attraction photos and videos, dining photos and Magic Shots. Enjoy 45 days to download each and every moment.

Pay As You Go

With PhotoPass you can download any of the pictures that you select, which were taken of you on your vacation. You’ll pay $14.95 each photo though.

Using PhotoPass/Memory Maker in the parks


It is so easy!

When you see a Disney Photographer, just hand him your ticket or hav them scan your Magic Band. That’s it! Soon after they take the picture it will be available online in your My Disney Experience account. Photos at character meet and greets or breakfasts work the same way.

For rides that have a photo or video, you will see a kiosk at the exit where you can preview the image. Those without Magic Bands will have to hold their ticket up to the scanner to claim their image. Magic Band wearers don’t need to do anything, the ride knows what ride vehicle you were in and will put the image into your account.

Military Memory Maker/Photopass+ Discount Prices

Walt Disney World

  • You can purchase the Memory Maker product for the discounted price of $84.00 from January 1, 2017 through December 19, 2017 and $98.00 from January 1, 2018 through December 19, 2018
  • The discounted Memory Maker product can only be purchased at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows by Eligible Service Members or their spouses
  • Reports from on scene indicate that you need to purchase at a Guest Relations window!

Many people have asked if there is a 3 day wait to use the Memory Maker at this military price as there is when buying the regular discounted general public pre-purchase deal (Normally the WDW Memory Maker is $149 if purchased 3 days or more prior to your vacation and $169 if purchased within 3 days (plus tax).

This military discount has nothing to do with that!

Your purchase starts working right away, just as if you purchased at the full price general public rate (within 3 days).

See all Disney terms and conditions below

Disneyland Resort

  • You can purchase the new Disney PhotoPass Collection product for a discounted price-$49 plus tax from January 1, 2017 – December 19, 2017 and January 1, 2017 – December 19, 2018
  • The Disney PhotoPass Collection product can only be purchased at the following Disneyland Resort merchandise locations by Eligible Service Members or their spouses
    • Main Street Photo Supply Co. at Disneyland Park
    • Kingswell Camera Shop at Disney California Adventure Park

The Disneyland PhotoPass Collection product includes:

  • Digital downloads of all Disney PhotoPass photos in your account at time of redemption
  • A voucher for a Dining Print Package (Voucher may not be redeemed online. See voucher for restrictions.)
  • A Disneyland Resort Gallery Disc, featuring more than 350 high-resolution professional photos from around Disneyland Resort

See all Disney terms and conditions below


Magic Bands

Not staying at a Disney World Resort?

Still want to use a Magic Band for your Memory Maker or Photopass pictures?

You can buy Magic Bands for $12.95 plus tax upon arrival at WDW at most Disney gift shops or online from the Disney Store.

You can then link your Magic Bands to your My Disney Experience account and use them for FastPass Plus and have you park ticket linked as well.

See: Magic Bands for Shades of Green Guests

magic-bands

 

Disney Tickets and Technology Links

Tickets

Disney's Armed Forces Salute Tickets The biggest military discount available on tickets

Regular Disney Military Discount Tickets The permanent Disney Military Discount

Stars and Stripes Passes From Shades of Green at Walt Disney World, are available to any Shades of Green eligible person who is staying anywhere on WDW property.

Disney Military Tickets – Your Start to Finish Guide

What’s the Right Military Discounted Disney Ticket for Me?

WDW's Park Hopper Plus Option Information

Technology

Disney World's new Fast Pass Plus (FP+) system and the Magic Bands are great new benefits that are part of the set of new technologies collectively known as Disney Next Gen or My Magic Plus.

Disney Technology Overview Page

New for 2017 Memory Maker and PhotoPass+ Military Discounts

My Magic Plus - What all this New Disney Technology?

Linking Disney Military Tickets And Fastpass Plus Reservations

Waiting On Your Walt Disney World FastPass Plus Window To Open (what you'll see in your account)

Disney FuelRod Stations are Available at Disney Parks for Recharging Your Devices

Magic Bands for Shades of Green Guests

FastPass Plus for Shades of Green Guests

Memory Maker and PhotoPass

All You Need To Know About Disney World FastPass Plus For The Military Traveler

Walt Disney World’s FastPass Plus - Creating a Classed Theme Park Society

FastPass Plus – Does It Really Work For Highly Desired Attractions?

Military FastPass Plus Ticket Options for Disney World

Disney World Lines iPhone App - Current Crowds, Recommended Parks, Wait Times, & Fastpass Return Times on your iPhone (Free)

My Disney Experience - The Official Disney iPhone App (Free)


Disney Legalese (Terms and Conditions)

WDW
Purchase the Memory Maker product for a discounted price-$84 from January 1, 2017 through December 19, 2017.
*The discounted Memory Maker product can only be purchased at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows by Eligible Service Members (defined below) or their spouses.
*No more than two (2) Memory Maker products may be purchased by an Eligible Service Member family at the discounted price.
*Memory Maker includes photos taken during the Memory Maker window and linked to the Guest’s Memory Maker Disney account.
*A MagicBand is required to receive certain attraction photos and other digital content.
*Photos and other digital content will expire pursuant to the expiration policy.
*Valid theme park admission required for certain photo locations.
*Memory Maker is subject to the Memory Maker Terms and Conditions.
*Memory Maker may not be sold or otherwise transferred for a commercial purpose.
*Downloads are restricted to personal use only.
*May not be combined with other discounts or offers.
*Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Important Details for Special Pricing for Eligible Service Members on Memory Maker, a Disney PhotoPass Product at Walt Disney World Resort
*The discounted Memory Maker product can only be purchased at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows by Eligible Service Members (defined below) or their spouses.
*”Eligible Service Members” are active or retired members of the U.S. military, including the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Valid military identification required for purchase. Spouses of military service members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active U.S. military IDs in the absence of military personnel.
*No more than two (2) Memory Maker products may be purchased by an Eligible Service Member family at the discounted price.
*Memory Maker includes photos taken during the Memory Maker window and linked to the Guest’s Memory Maker Disney account.
*A MagicBand is required to receive certain attraction photos and other digital content.
*Photos and other digital content will expire pursuant to the expiration policy.
*Valid theme park admission required for certain photo locations.
*Memory Maker is subject to the Memory Maker Terms and Conditions.
*Memory Maker may not be sold or otherwise transferred for a commercial purpose.
*Downloads are restricted to personal use only.
*May not be combined with other discounts or offers.
*Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

DLR
Purchase the new Disney PhotoPass Collection product for a discounted price-$49 plus tax from January 1, 2017 – December 19, 2017.
The Disney PhotoPass Collection product includes:
*Digital downloads of all Disney PhotoPass photos in your account at time of redemption
*A voucher for a Dining Print Package (Voucher may not be redeemed online. See voucher for restrictions.)
*A Disneyland Resort Gallery Disc, featuring more than 350 high-resolution professional photos from around Disneyland Resort

Important Details for Special Pricing for Eligible Service Members on Disney PhotoPass Collection product at the Disneyland Resort
*The Disney PhotoPass Collection product can only be purchased at the following Disneyland Resort merchandise locations by Eligible Service Members (defined below) or their spouses: Main Street Photo Supply Co. at Disneyland Park and Kingswell Camera Shop at Disney California Adventure Park.
*”Eligible Service Members” are active or retired members of the U.S. military, including the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Valid military identification required for purchase. Spouses of Military Service Members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active U.S. Military IDs in the absence of Military Personnel.
*No more than two (2) Disney PhotoPass+ Collection products may be purchased by an Eligible Service Member family at the discounted price
*Disney PhotoPass Service is subject to Disney PhotoPass terms.
*Online registration required. Disney PhotoPass Photos in your account will expire pursuant to the expiration policy.
*Downloads are restricted to personal use only.
*Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos.
*Disney PhotoPass Collection products may not be sold or otherwise transferred for a commercial purpose.
*May not be combined with other discounts or offers.
*Subject to restrictions and change without notice.
*Separate theme park admission required.


Planning a Disney Trip? Want to get the best military discounts that are available? Feeling a little confused? See our:

Learn about the Disney Armed Forces Salute the best military discount that there is for Disney. For where to stay see our Resorts/Hotel Overview Page. Disney doesn’t discount dining for the military, but there are a few places on property that do, see the Dining Overview Page to learn where plus more dining info. You can also learn about Transportation Options. Be sure to check out our Technology Overview to learn about Magic Bands and My Disney Experience to see how they work with military tickets. Walt Disney World visitors might be interested in staying at Shades of Green, WDW’s Military Only Resort.

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  1. My question is…so I can properly inform my clients, is MM normally has to be purchased 3 days before so their first day of their trip can be included….buying it at GS when you arrive means their first day maybe two, will not be included in the MM… Correct???

    • Hi Cat,

      The 3 day prior is only to get the “regular” discounted rate ($149). You can but at any time after the 3 day prior cutoff at the full rate ($199).

      So while they do not explicitly say so, this should be good to go right after purchase.

  2. When purchasing the Memory maker at disney for $84, do you then have to wait 3 days for it to begin?? I am arriving on Dec 30, and going to be at disney the 31st-5th; I definantly want the memory maker but do not want to wait to the 1st to purchase if it will not work for 3 days after

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      You do not need to wait. The 3 day wait is only for the regular pre-purchase on the general public price.

  3. Does one mm pass work for your entire party (total of 6 of us) or do have to purchase more than one mm pass? And is the photo pass the same thing? Sorry, first time using this! Thank you

    • Hi Alicia,

      At WDW, The Memory Maker or PhotoPass works for every Magic Band and or ticket that is linked to the My Disney Experience account that it linked to.

      At WDW PhotoPass is the pay per picture option (after the fact), Memory Maker is the Per-Pay option.

      At Disneyland, PhotoPass+ (note the plus sign) is their version of WDW’s Memory Maker (until a couple years ago Memory Maker used to be called PhotoPass+ at WDW too). Here PhotoPass hand out cards when a picture is taken or will scan cards you already have (the smart phone app can also be used) then you link as many of these to your PhotoPass+ account.

      So only one purchase needed per group.

  4. Hello, and thank you for the great info as always. If we wait and purchase PhotoPass+ in the park (Disneyland) to get the military discount, can it be linked somehow to photos that may have already been taken earlier that day? If so, how?

    • Hi Kristine,

      Yes when you purchase you can download all photos linked to your account.

      From Disneyland.com: “The Disney PhotoPass Collection includes digital downloads of all available PhotoPass photos linked to your account.”

  5. Had some difficulty finding where to purchase the memory maker at Disney World. Turns out they will only sell them with military discount at customer relations (we were at Hollywood Studios, I am only guessing it’s the same for the rest of the parks). When we finally were sent to customer relations, they helped us out no problem and we were able to start taking photos right away. What a great discount! We loved all the photos!

    • Is Customer Relations the window where we turn into our Salute tickets? Want to make sure we’re fully prepared when we arrive!

      • Hi Emily,

        Guest Relations windows are sometimes located with the ticket windows, but always located to the far sides and labeled Guest Relations. Other times they are by themselves (like the ones at the Magic Kingdom Entrance where there are no ticket windows) or in the parks themselves. Always labeled Guest Relations though.

  6. We normally go to a place in Disney Springs the day we arrive at disney world to get our tickets activated. Not sure if it is considered guest relations?
    When I called to book our resort 2 weeks ago I was told the only place to purchase the military discounted memory maker is at the ticket counters at the front of each park. Is there a list of locations yet on where you are able to purchase the discounted memory maker?

    Thanks

    • Hi Ashley,

      While the Disney Springs locations you are referring to are Guest Services, Disney’s site says “The discounted Memory Maker product can only be purchased at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows.”

      Ans while the ticket window part has now been shifted to Guest Relations, I don’t know if non-theme park GR sell the military discounted plan. If you are going there anyway, give it a try and please report back!!!

      • We’re going to WDW for the first time in September. I have been to Disneyland numerous times and there are guest service windows outside of the park entrance. Is it the same at WDW? We’re staying at Shades of Green and I was hoping I’d be able to purchase Memory Maker the day before we actually go into the parks. We will not have a car so we’d be using the Shades of Green bus to get to the parks.

        Thanks for your help! 🙂

        • Hi Amber,

          Yes Guest services and Ticket windows are located outside the parks.

          Unlike DLR, WDW’s parks are quite far apart and each has Ticket and GR windows, plus there is the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC).

          The Shades bus will drop you at the TTC for the Magic Kingdom and Epcot you can buy it there (about a 6 minute ride or 15 min walk). You could also walk to the Polynesian (10 min walk) and take the monorail to the Magic Kingdom and buy there. The buses for Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios drop you at the park entrance where you can get it (longer rides).

          You can also purchase at the Disney Springs Guest Relations locations (WDW’s much larger Downtown Disney).

          • Thanks for such a quick and detailed response, Steve! I looked up a transportation map for WDW, it looks pretty intense, especially compared to DLR! I love your page. I’ve been able to find an answer for all my questions here through something you’ve already posted! 🙂

          • Awesome Amber, glad to have helped!

            I, on the other hand was surprised by how compact DLR is, After many years of going to WDW only.

  7. I have been looking for this information on your site but haven’t come across it yet. The new “MaxPass” option that Disneyland will be rolling out . . . . . can it be added to Military Salute tickets? I am interested in using it for the photo option and FastPass option. Would you purchase the add-on when you purchase your tickets?

    • Hi Jordana,

      The Disney Armed Forces Salute has always been just as advertised and never eligible for any of the add ons or extras (permanent or transient) that Disney offers the general public. I do not expect this to be any different.

      And from what I’ve read MaxPass won’t be a ticket add-on, rather an additional purchase.

      Disney has always felt and stated it to me that what they are offering the military community is huge and that they are not at all inclined to offer discounts on food, parking, merchandise, or extras.

  8. Steve,
    After speaking with Disney directly, Memory Maker needs 3 days to process so you will not get your first 3 days of memories if you purchase at the discounted rate at the gate. They have also informed me that they only offer this at guest services. Not sure whom to believe.

    • Hi there Darcy,

      Thanks for posting. Guess what they also told another reader (who emailed me) today that there was no such program…

      The info you were given is incorrect, people have already used this discount successfully starting immediately.

      The knowledge level of Disney’s phone center personnel is simply awful.f you want to know just how bad their phone, email, and internet chat “help” is see: http://www.militarydisneytips.com/Tips/Disneys-Call-Center-Very-Often-Wrong-On-Military-Discounts.html

      • We bought our Memory Maker on Sunday from Guest Relations (thanks for the great tip) and began using it right away. The person at Guest Relations (where we were doing the ticket activation) was very knowledgable and helpful…and the pictures were awesome!

  9. Hi Steve,
    My father is retired military and we are using his fabulous benefits. I have two questions: 1.) We are staying at SOG and it has been confirmed we can NOT purchase memory maker here, before we hit the parks? Only at Guest Relations window, Correct? 2.) If my father is the one able to get the military discount, will Disney allow me to be the PRIMARY holder of memory maker? He will be with me when we purchase, I just would like to have the main account rights/control. Because lets face it, I am a bit more tech savvy 😉

    • Hi Tiffani,

      Yes, Shades has nothing to do with Memory Maker purchases, military or otherwise. Correct, only GR windows.

      I think it will be no problem for them to just link it to your account as long as you accompany him. LOL I know what you mean!

  10. Hi, Steve!

    The $84 military Memory Maker purchases will have tax added, since they are purchased directly from Disney, is that correct?

    Also, in your description of the discount, you mention that without the military discount, MM is $149 at least three days in advance, or $199 within 3 days. The correct price for the latter is $169. Not important for military folks, but I know you want it to be correct!

    Thanks!

  11. I’m going to Disneyland next week and I just looked at their website and it lists the PhotoPass+ for $78, which is the price you have here. Is there a discount beyond that for military or should I just go ahead and purchase it now via their website? Thanks! Your website has been a huge help.

    • Hi Erin,

      The Disneyland military discounted product is the Disney PhotoPass Collection Product, not the basic one you are looking a online. the “Collection Product” can only be purchased in person and includes the extras mentioned in this post

      The Disneyland PhotoPass Collection product includes:

      Digital downloads of all Disney PhotoPass photos in your account at time of redemption
      A voucher for a Dining Print Package (Voucher may not be redeemed online. See voucher for restrictions.)
      A Disneyland Resort Gallery Disc, featuring more than 350 high-resolution professional photos from around Disneyland Resort

      If you are not interested in the extras, just get the basic ahead of time.

  12. Do we know if we can purchase the military discounted memory maker at the ticket office in Disney Springs, where you can get your Salute tickets activeted? Also does anyone know the total w/ tax? Or is it just $84 total?

    • Hi Jennifer,

      As noted in the post there will be tax added and you have to purchase at the theme park entrances.

      Take care

    • I am at wdw now and was able to purchase the military rate memory maker photo package at the Disney Springs guest relations station prior to going to the parks. I highly recommend exchanging your vouchers for tickets and getting the memory maker package at Disney springs the day prior to your first park to avoid the long lines at park opening.

  13. Just purchased the memory maker at the military rate 2 days into our trip and it unlocked every photo taken since we started! Best damn deal!

  14. Thanks for all of the great info. So does that mean that you can buy the discounted Memory Maker at any time during your trip and it will retroactively cover your whole trip’s pictures?

    Also, do you know if you can buy it at the ticket/guest relations windows at the Transportation & Ticket Center?

    Thanks!

    • Hi Mike,

      Yes, I’ve heard from several people who purchased a couple days into their vacation and it covered all photos. One even said it covered all her photos ever (back years).

      You “should” be able to buy at the TTC. But early on I heard that only Guest relations windows, not ticket windows were selling it.

      • OK, thanks! For some reason I had thought they had a guest relations window at the TTC. I know this question was raised before, but I didn’t see an answer – has anyone been able to confirm how late the TTC ticket windows stay open? We’ll be arriving the night before and I want to activate our military passes then. We will likely take care of the Memory Maker then as well.

  15. Hi Steve,

    Do you know if this covers just the trip you are on or will it cover any trips made within the Salute offer period (Jan. to Dec. 19)?

    • Hi Renee,

      It is a 30 day window that the service is active, not for the whole Salute offer period.

  16. I can’t find the number to contact the Armed Forces Salutes Disney Resort Room availability anywhere??

    • Just call the regular Disney phone numbers Lindsey. There is no special number.

      WDW – (407) 939-1936

      DLR – (714) 781-4636

  17. General FYI, I activated our AFS tickets & purchased the Memory Maker at the MK Guest Relations window today. I was charged $84 flat. No tax, it doesn’t appear on the receipt either.

  18. Disney has recently increased the Memory Maker price. Does this affect the Disney discount? Also, which Guest Relations windows outside the parks sell Memory Maker and activate Salute tickets?

    • Hi Dawn,

      No change to the price!

      You can purchase at DIsney Springs GR or any theme park location. Same for ticket activation.

      • We purchased the military discounted memory maker at the ticket window in Disney world at animal kingdom on June 8th and the price was $84 total (no additional tax). We did have to go through bag check before heading to the ticket window. We had to provide military ID and give the location of the base we are assigned to. Hope this info helps with questions of price increase and where you can purchase it.

  19. I am sending the kids (9 and 11 years old) to Disney World without me (they are going with family members). They will have their military IDs. Will they be able to purchase the Memory Maker deal? I would love to get the photos from their trip without having to pay the $169 price tag!

    • Hi Danielle,

      All other offers direct from Disney are limited to the member or spouse. Without having heard otherwise from Disney about non-spouse dependents I think that they are not eligible. But they could definitely try, but if it doesn’t work they’ll pay the higher (within 3 days) regular price.

  20. We are going to WDW as a family group next month, there are 13 of us. My father-in-law is the elligible member. We are all linked on the My Disney Experience App. Does it matter who scans their bands when pictures are taken throughout the parks, will all photos be included in the Memory Maker? We purchased once before as a family and there were times we were separated for pictures and all photos did not appear in the memory maker.

  21. We arrive on a Sunday, first park day Monday. Can I go to one of the park windows on Sunday when I arrive, without activating my tickets, and purchase the Memory Maker? We have an early dining reservation on Monday and might not have time to get it on way into the park. I was thinking this way I could have it all in place when we started out on Monday.

    • Hi Patti,

      You did not specify where you want to do this. At Walt Disney World you can, at Disneyland you cannot. At Disneyland you activate the Salute tickets during first use.

      • Oh sorry!! Disney World! I think from reading a bit more I can stop in Disney Springs Sunday evening on arrival and get the memory maker and activate tickets. Correct? That will save time come Monday am!! thanks!!

          • You need to make sure and read the fine print. You need to be active military or be retired with 30 yrs. Service. My husband is retired but didn’t serve 30 yrs. So we were very disappointed and had to even pay the full non early purchase price (nearly $200.) If you have served your country for any period of time, I feel that should count. Very disappointed!

          • Hi there Julie,

            You seem to be a little confused. Nowhere does the eligibility for this or any other offer mention a required number of years of service (you would of course have to have served 20 to retire normally).

            *”Eligible Service Members” are active or retired members of the U.S. military, including the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Valid military identification required for purchase. Spouses of military service members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active U.S. military IDs in the absence of military personnel.*

          • My husband always uses his American Legion membership card to receive various military discounts. To be a member with the Legion you have to have served during war time, making you a veteran. We were very disappointed that his service was not acceptable for this discount.

          • Hi Julie,

            I’m sorry, but this is not a “veteran” discount, it is a discount for current and retired military members.

            It is wonderful that some businesses offer a discount based on his membership in a non-government, private organization.

  22. Hi ,

    I’m wondering whether I can use the Maxpass with my military salute ticket? If so, how do I do this?

    • Hi Kathy,

      I have heard reports that you can add MaxPass to your Salute ticket, but doing so prevents you from getting the military discount on PhotoPass if that is a concern to you.

  23. Is there a Guest Relations location inside Magic Kingdom that you can purchase the Memory Maker with Military Discount? Inside City Hall?

      • I just chatted with a Disney cast member and they said that the discounted Memory Maker is only available for purchase at the ticket windows outside of the parks.

        • Hi Erin,

          Sorry, I was confused. You said Magic Kingdom, which is at Walt Disney World in Florida.

          At the Disneyland Park (part of the Disneyland Resort with Disney’s California Adventure) you’ll need to purchase outside the parks at the ticket booths in the Esplanade.

          • Yes, I did mean Walt Disney World. The cast member said that you could not purchase Memory Maker at City Hall inside the Magic Kingdom or anywhere inside the park. The discounted Memory Maker is only available for purchase at ticket windows outside any of the 4 parks or the TTA.

          • Oops, sorry Erin. I was answering too many comments all at once.

            I just caution you to take anything someone from Disney tells you long distance with a grain of salt. They are often quite wrong about military discounts IN the resorts from their call centers in Tampa and Memphis.

            I have had reports of military members buying the memory maker at guest relations locations.

            See: http://www.militarydisneytips.com/Tips/Disneys-Call-Center-Very-Often-Wrong-On-Military-Discounts.html

  24. My dad is retired military but he will not be joining us in the parks due to a recent back injury/brace. Can he purchase the discounted memory maker and transfer to my Disney experience even if he’s not going to the parks?