You don’t HAVE to get any upgrades to have a great Disney World vacation but you might find the extra cost of some of them to be worth it. We asked DFB readers, “What Disney World upgrade do you think is totally worth it?”
You could be paying around $6,000 total for a single room at Disney World’s new Star Wars-themed hotel. So that cost should cover all possible expenses during your stay, right? Apparently not.
One of the reasons a stay at the Galactic Starcruiser is so expensive is that it’s more like a cruise experience rather than a hotel. Most meals and activities onboard are included in the price. But not quite everything is included — let’s take a look at what will cost you EXTRA during your visit to a galaxy far, far away.
One of the most popular add-ons to a Disney World vacation is PhotoPass. This one-time purchase of $169 via Memory Maker (prior to arrival, or $199 in the parks after you arrive) gives you access to all of the digital downloads of pictures taken of you and the family while in Disney World, whether it’s an on-ride photo or a picture taken by one of Disney’s PhotoPass Cast Members.
There are some big changes coming with PhotoPass, however. Keep in mind that PhotoPass is NOT included with the new Genie+ service (instead, users get special augmented reality lenses to use while snapping pictures on your phone), nor does it come with Disney World’s new Annual Pass system — Annual Passholders who want PhotoPass on their next vacation, will have to purchase it separately for $99 per year, per pass.
Have you ever dreamed of your own personal, professional photoshoot in Disney World?
Capture Your Moment is a special service that lets guests schedule private photoshoot sessions in the parks, whether you want to celebrate a special occasion or remember your trip forever. This service is already available at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and now two more Disney Parks are joining in on the fun!
It may feel like almost everything is beginning to cost extra money in Walt Disney World (looking at you, Disney Genie+), so it can be hard to determine what’s worth the splurge and what you can skip.
While some additional spending, like paying to get from the airport to Disney World, is inevitable at this point, there are some extras that aren’t as essential! A biggie is the very pricey and very divisive photo service, Memory Maker. Today, we’re breaking down Disney’s Memory Maker so that YOU can decide if it’s worth the extra money!
This year’s fest started back in July and runs through most of November, and we’ve had some truly delicious eats “around the world” in EPCOT. The festival is also highlighted by exclusive merchandise, unique entertainment, and fun activities for the whole family. And now, there’s a special photo op just for visitors of Food & Wine!
Thinking about buying or renewing a Disney World Annual Pass?
There’s been a lot of new information released lately about the updates coming to Disney World’s Annual Pass program, including price changes, new pass options, different blockout dates, and more. Right now, we’re going to break down what you’ll have to pay EXTRA for if you get one of the new Disney World Annual Passes. [Read more…]
If you’re not a fan of change, buckle up! BIG things have changed or will be changing soon in Disney World.
Paid FastPass+ replacement systems (Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selection) have debuted, the parks are celebrating the Resort’s 50th Anniversary, the Magical Express service has ended, and more. And with some of those changes come additional costs that you’ll need to factor into your trip. So, just what could it cost a family to “do” Disney World in 2022 in light of these changes. We’re breaking down what you need to know right here.
Disney World is a pretty awesome place to make memories!
Disney launched the Capture Your Moment photo sessions in Magic Kingdom last year as a new option for those creating special memories in Disney World. For $50, guests can get a 20-minute photo session in Magic Kingdom with a professional photographer — and now the offering is expanding to another park.