Question: What Disney World attractions take your picture while riding?
Answer: On-ride photos are a fantastic perk when visiting Walt Disney World. Several of Walt Disney’s key attractions will snap a photo of your family mid-ride, usually during an extra thrilling moment and the results are priceless. So whether you have your Memory Maker package at the ready or are willing to pay for a snap or two you won’t want to miss this opportunity to have your family’s screams immortalized for posterity.
The attractions at Disney World that offer ride photos are as follows:
- Splash Mountain
- Space Mountain
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Enchanted Tales with Belle (this is an interactive performance not a ride but everyone who participates gets some nice snaps with Belle)
- Test Track
- Tower of Terror
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
- Expedition Everest
Guests who purchased Disney’s Memory Maker package will also receive video downloads of the following attractions:
- Tower of Terror
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
How do I get my pictures?
If you have MemoryMaker your ride photos will automatically link to your MagicBands and you will be able to access them when logging onto your My Disney Experience account. For those without Memory Maker, once you exit the rides, you will see a series of touch points featuring rider photos. Find the one that your family appears in and touch your MagicBand, PhotoPass card or ticket to the touch point.
What is the difference between PhotoPass and Memory Maker and which should I get?
This is an area that confuses a lot of guests (first-time visitors and regulars alike). PhotoPass is the blanket name given to photography Disney-style. PhotoPass photographers are on-hand through-out the parks to take your photos and PhotoPass also refers to the system by which you would pay to have individual photos printed or downloaded. There are PhotoPass locations within the parks where you can have your photos printed or if you go online you are able to order an array of items from mousepads, to Christmas ornaments to calendars with your images on them. If you plan on having many photos taken this may not be the most cost-effective option (see Memory Maker) as one 5 x 7 print will set you back about $13.00. However, since we are on the topic of ride photos, those who want to purchase just the photos taken on attractions are able to purchase the Disney Attractions+ PhotoPass option. For just under $50.00 you would be able to access all of your ride photos without having to pay for a Memory Maker purchase.
Memory Maker is basically Photpass’ premium package. It gives guests the ability to download any photo taken of them during their holiday. These can include ride photos, dining experiences, special bookings like Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique as well as Character Meet and Greets. Guests agree to pay one fee $149.00 for an advanced purchase and $169.00 for on the day purchases and all photos are available for download at no additional costs.
PhotoPass remains a great option for those just wanting a photo or two but who don’t want to shell out for the cost of a full Memory Maker package. Memory Maker is the preferred option for those on lengthy stays or who would like a bundle of Disney photos taken during their vacation.
So whether you’re going for the whole kit and caboodle or just want a photo or just a few snaps, don’t miss the chance to see those priceless expressions on the faces of your family members while enjoying your favorite Disney’s thrill rides! I get at least one ride photo every time I visit the parks and have amassed an amazing little cache of priceless memories. It’s definitely worth dedicating a bit of your Disney budget.
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