New PhotoPass+ Option
For starters, we’ll take a look at the recently released PhotoPass+ option! It’s a new way to get all of your PhotoPass, Disney Attraction, and Dining photos in one handy package. But is it worth it just because it gives you access to your dining photos?
Of course we analyzed this for you! The $199.95 package can be a good option for guests that hail down lots of PhotoPass photographers or tend to really want to show folks back home what they looked like on Test Track, however it’s not a great value if you’re only considering it so you don’t have to shell out extra dough for your Chef Mickey’s pic (about $32)!
If you won’t be using your PhotoPass option at locations other than restaurants, you’d have to book at least six Advance Dining Reservations for very popular restaurants — plus find the time in your itinerary to visit them — in order to get the most value!
If you are a fan of the Attraction photos, these photos are an out-of-pocket expense of $16.95 each for a 5×7 print. Consider PhotoPass+ only if you will fully utilize the package benefits!
I know you’re thinking about the expense of those dining photos. So let’s take a look at where they are available:
PhotoPass+ Meals include 1900 Park Fare, ‘Ohana (Breakfast only), Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, Chef Mickey’s, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Tusker House Restaurant (Breakfast only), Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, and Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.
Note that some of these meals already include the photo package with the cost of the meal, so you wouldn’t necessarily be saving on those packages.
Find more info on PhotoPass+ and many other budget planning tips for eating in Walt Disney World in The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2012! We also have chapters dedicated to how to find Disney World dining discounts, and how to make the most of your character meals! Don’t forget to use code 2012 to get a $4 discount on the price for one week only!
Do you purchase dining photos? Let us know in the comments below!