The second best thing to going on a Walt Disney World vacation is reliving all of the magic and memories through your photos once you get home. But even though we’re all selfie pros these days, it’s still a challenge to get the whole family together in one picture. And THAT’S where the Disney PhotoPass Service comes in!
Get ready to “SAY CHEESE” and capture some vacation magic with PhotoPass!
Disney PhotoPass photographers are stationed at TONS of iconic locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort — like Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle and Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life — ready to take a professional picture of your entire group.
Disney Character Greeting spots also have PhotoPass photographers at the ready!
But PhotoPass opportunities are by no means limited to just these well-known Disney World landmarks. You can check your My Disney Experience app to find all of the PhotoPass locations when you’re in the parks!
Holidays and special events like EPCOT’s seasonal Festivals often deliver special props and photo ops.
Select attractions like Magic Kingdom’s Haunted Mansion, Animal Kingdom’s DINOSAUR, EPCOT’s Frozen Ever After, and more even offer on-ride attraction photos.
(Guests who are not wearing MagicBands can find instructions for on-ride photos posted at the attractions that offer these unique shots!)
Disney can even sprinkle some extra pixie dust on your pictures with MagicShots!
You may be surprised to see a Disney character (or another special effect) show up in your picture along with you once the image lands in your Gallery!
Oh, and about that Gallery…
Accessing and Downloading Your PhotoPass Pictures
Photographers will scan your MagicBand, MagicMobile Pass, or theme park ticket before or after taking your picture, and your photos will automatically be linked to your My Disney Experience account (both online and in the free app) and appear in your Gallery where you can view and purchase high resolution .jpg files.
(Note that, if you do not have a My Disney Experience account, PhotoPass photographers may be able to provide you with a PhotoPass Card providing information so you can later link it manually.)
Disney also offers Memory Maker, which allows unlimited downloads of all of your PhotoPass pictures and videos for one price!
Your options include unlimited downloads from your entire vacation for $199.00, or $169.00 for advance purchase. There is also a Memory Maker One Day option (from a date of your choosing) for $69.00.
Capture Your Moment
Ever dreamed of having your own personal photoshoot in front of Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle? As we’ve discussed above, you can always get lots of cool pictures around the Disney parks with the help of PhotoPass photographers, but now you can have a personal and dedicated photographer with a Capture Your Moment session!
Each session lasts up to 20 minutes for $50 or you can book back-to-back sessions for $100. During your extended 40 minute-photoshoot, you’ll have the option to visit at least two photo locations inside the Magic Kingdom with your professional Disney photographer. The service has also expanded to Disney’s Animal Kingdom where guests will have the backdrop of the stunning Tree of Life, the park’s icon.
You can call 407-939-7758 to book your own session. Do note that prints and digital downloads are not included with the price of your Capture Your Moment session and must be purchased separately. However, prints and downloads are no additional cost if you’ve paid for Memory Maker (or have a qualifying Annual Passholder entitlement).
And now, a little more about ALL THAT VACATION MAGIC you’re going to want to capture with your photos…
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