Next Gen: Memory Maker Rumors: Photos Coming to Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and The Haunted Mansion

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    Disney has officially rolled out their new “Memory Maker” program where guests can purchase the Memory Maker service for $199 ($149 in advance). “Memory Maker” is entirely digital in deference to the previous Photo Pass CDs that would be given to guests.

    Guests who purchase Memory Maker can roll in on ride photos as well as photos from Photo Pass photographers. Currently for on ride photos, a guest is required to use their Magic Band to link the photo to their Memory Maker purchase, however reports have indicated that this is being done automatically in some cases.

    Guests can purchase the Memory Maker service at a discount up to 3 days prior to their trip here.

    New attractions are expected to be added to the roster of on ride photos including The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

    • The Haunted Mansion: The photo is taken with the Hitchhiking Ghosts. Added April 2, 2019
    • Pirates of the Caribbean: The photo is expected to be taken on the drop and will be available for purchase inside the Pirate’s Bazaar shop at the end of the attraction. Added June 19, 2017
    • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: Two photo locations are expected. The first location is expected to be in the long helix and the second location is expected to be in the former Earthquake scene/lift hill area. The photos are expected to be available for purchase inside The Briar Patch.

    RUMOR TIMELINE

    April 2, 2019: The Disney Parks Blog announced that on ride photos were added to The Haunted Mansion.

    June 15, 2017: The Disney Parks Blog is reporting that beginning June 19th an on ride photo will be added to Pirates of the Caribbean. The photo will be taken just prior to the drop and will be automatically synced to a valid PhotoPass account via the guest’s MagicBand.

    February 13, 2015: WDWMagic.com user lnsemsf is reporting that Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is undergoing a refurbishment from April 27-30. It is possible that this is to add new on ride photos or video.

    January 1, 2014: WDWMagic.com has reported two short refurbishments scheduled for April at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (April 7-9) and Pirates of the Caribbean (April 28-30). It is speculated this is to add the new on ride photos.

    December 26, 2013: WDWMagic.com user TheVisionarySoul has reported that The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad are all expected to receive on-ride photos to be integrated in with the Memory Maker program.

    December 13, 2013: The Disney Parks Blog officially announced the Memory Maker program. This new program will replace PhotoPass/PhotoPass+ and it will be $149 if purchased in advance or $199 if purchased during the trip.

    December 6, 2013: The Memory Maker program debuts

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