Our Flower and Garden Getaway – Day Three!

At long last, the day we’ve been waiting for has arrived!  I have a lot to cover here, so this may get broken down into a couple different parts.  We’ll see how it goes!

Day Three!  Sunday, April 3rd ~

Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival!!

This was technically the second time we’ve been down during this time, but it really felt more like the first.  Our first time was the first trip with the kids and it was just ending so we didn’t really get to experience much.

We started our day with the usual in-room breakfast and got out to the bus stop around 10am.  It was a beautiful but chilly morning, so we decided to wear our jackets until it warmed up a little.  I was just glad it wasn’t raining!

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Memory Maker: Worth the cost?

Cost:  Current price is $149 for advance purchase (must buy at least 3 days before first use), or $169 if purchased afterward.

Past Experience:  In prior years, we always decided to skip purchasing Memory Maker because it just didn’t seem to have enough value for us to spend that extra money on it.  We would still have the photographers take some pictures, and when we got home would just order one or two of our favorites, which cost a lot less than buying the whole shebang.  Plus, I took plenty of pictures with my own camera, so I just didn’t see the need to pay for something so similar to what I had taken.

Then, this year’s big family trip came along.  At the beginning, I hadn’t planned on spending the extra for Memory Maker.  However, a few days before our trip I had a change of heart.  Since this was such a special trip with all of my family going, and something that may not happen again, I wanted to capture as much of it as possible.  So, I decided to give it a try to see if it really was worth it or not.

Features:  One of the first things I noticed was that the shots would show up almost immediately on the My Disney Experience (MDE) app.  Nice!

The next thing I saw was the ability to download and share: Continue reading