If you bought the Memory Maker during your trip to Walt Disney World, you’ll have many PhotoPass photos to download.
However, downloading these photos can be confusing. Especially if you want to download them in bulk rather than individually. Thankfully, I found a solution to allow you to download all your PhotoPass photos at once for free.
This tutorial will see you download a large number of high-resolution files at one time. I, therefore, do not recommend following this guide on a smartphone. Instead, I suggest using a laptop or a computer.
1. View Your Photos Online
Start by heading to the ‘My Photos‘ area of the My Disney Experience on the Disney World website. From here, you’ll want to click on the blue ‘View Media’ button.
Clicking this button will show you all your PhotoPass photos in a grid-style format. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view photos taken at a specific location.
Alternatively, you can sort the images by newest to oldest or oldest to newest.
2. Scroll Down to See All Photos
You need to see all the images to download all the photos from the Disney PhotoPass at once.
To see all the photos taken on the Disney PhotoPass, scroll to the bottom of the page. When you get to the bottom of the page, you may notice the page takes a second and loads more photos. Repeat this process until all your photos are showing.
3. Hover Over a Photo
To begin selecting the photos you’d like to download, hover over any of your photos. When you select a photo, a bar will pop up at the bottom. This bar will show the photo’s metadata, including the date and location of the image.
However, when you select a photo, you should also see a small grey check box in the top right corner of the picture. Click on the checkbox to select the image.
4. Select All Visible Media
When you click the check box on the photo, you’ll notice the check box changes colour from grey to green.
At this time, a pop-up bar also appears at the top, showing you your selected photo. Just below that bar, you’ll notice a small checkbox that says, ‘Select all visible media’.
This button does as it says and selects all visible media. Since you’ve already scrolled down to show all visible media in Step 2, all photos will be selected.
Once you have clicked the ‘select all visible media’ button, the top bar will fill with all your PhotPass photos.
5. Download All Your Photos From Disney’s PhotoPass
If you are happy with all the photos showing, you can go ahead and download them from Disney’s PhotoPass. To do this, click the large blue download button in the bar at the top of the page.
Clicking this button will start the download process. The download process can take up to 30 minutes depending on:
- The number of photos and videos you have
- Your internet speed
Your Disney PhotoPass files will be downloaded into a zip folder. A zip folder helps to condense the file size without reducing the quality of the photos. This, in turn, helps to make the download process quicker and easier. Multiple zip folders may be used depending on the number of files you have.
An error when downloading photos from the Disney PhotoPass website is often due to a pop-up blocker. To rectify this:
- Change the preferences on your web browser to allow pop-ups from the Disney World website.
- Reload the web browser
- Repeat the download process
- Unzip The Folders
5. Unzip the Folders
Files from the Disney PhotoPass website are placed in a zip folder. There may be multiple folders, depending on the number of files. To see and use the photos, you will need to unzip the folder(s) by:
- Going to the downloads folder on your computer (or where you specify internet downloads to be stored)
- Right-clicking on the folder and selecting unzip
- Repeat this process for all the zipped folders you have
The majority of modern-day computers have built-in unzipping software. However, if you have an older make or model, you may need to install free software to unzip the folders.
When I downloaded my Disney PhotoPass photos, they were put into several zip folders.
However, when I unzipped the folders, I found my photos unorganised. Pictures from the same photographer on the same day at the same time would be in three or four different folders.
To avoid re-organising your photos post-download, you can filter visible photos before downloading. To do this:
- Filter by a park, say Magic Kingdom.
- Scroll to the bottom to show all visible photos from Magic Kingdom.
- Download all the photos
- Unzip all the folders
- Put all the unzipped folders into one folder labelled Magic Kingdom
- Repeat the process for all the parks/areas at Walt Disney World