4. You don’t buy Memory Maker.
Memory Maker is one of those “don’t leave home without it” items, except for the fact that you can purchase it once you’re in the parks. Memory Maker is a digital add-on to your Disney trip that allows you to keep all of your ride photos and PhotoPass photos in one safe and streamlined spot. Once you get back home, you’ll be able to look at your photos, download them to your computer or smartphone, add creative borders to photos, edit and crop photos and then print them for your family vacation scrapbook.
It is designed, however, to work best when you have pre-purchased it. If you have already bought Memory Maker before coming to the parks, you’ll have immediate access to your photos from the moment you have the first photo made. If you wait until you’re already in the parks, you’ll miss out on some of your photos because it takes 2 to 3 days for Memory Maker to be activated and ready to begin storing your photos. For this reason, if you wait to purchase Memory Maker, you’ll miss the opportunity to have your first 2 to 3 days of photos added to your My Disney Experience account.