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Disney PhotoPass Using Automated Cameras at Some Locations Instead of Photographers

Updated 11/16/18

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Disney PhotoPass Photographers Remain an Important Part of Capturing Special Vacation Memories.

The most special part of a Disney vacation is the treasured memories our Guests take home, which is why our Disney PhotoPass photographers play a key role throughout our parks. Whether it’s capturing the moment when a family sees Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom Park or when Grandma, Grandpa and the grandkids pose behind animal print frames at the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park or when a
young girl asks for a picture with Sebastian and he magically appears online when she views the photos in the My Disney Experience app, Disney PhotoPass photographers use their creativity to capture customized photos of our Guests every day.

Walt Disney World Resort continues to have more than 100 locations where Disney PhotoPass photographers will personally capture these moments, and we know our Guests enjoy the interaction with our Cast photographers and characters to create those magical, one-of-a-kind memories. We will be installing automated cameras at nine character greeting locations with the first location in use beginning in early 2019. Multiple cameras will capture numerous memorable moments during a character interaction, allowing guests to choose from a wider variety of character photos.  While Disney PhotoPass Cast Members will no longer capture photography at these nine locations, photographers will continue to support the more than 100 other Disney PhotoPass locations across our parks so that they can use their creativity to take personalized photos for our Guests.

 

Walt Disney World Resort is replacing some of their human photographers with automated cameras at select meet-and-greet locations throughout the resort.

According to Disney, the switch will happen early next year at 9 locations and guests will need to scan their MagicBand to get their photo.

After the photo is taken at an automated camera location, guests will be able to view it at a nearby kiosk.  They will then be able to scan their MagicBand to capture the photo, just like at ride photo locations.

Locations receiving the automated cameras include Town Square Theater at Magic Kingdom and Adventurers Outpost at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  PhotoPass photographers will still remain at other locations throughout Walt Disney world Resort.


Disney PhotoPass Day 2018 Line-Up at Disneyland Resort

Last month, Disney announced PhotoPass Day would be returning to Disneyland Resort on Sunday, August 19!  Guests can expect to find one-day-only props, magic shots and character experiences at Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park!

Check out the line-up below:

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Disney California Adventure Park

Character Experiences:

  • Meet Joy and Sadness: Paradise Gardens Park across from Jumpin’ Jellyfish from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Doctor Strange or Loki heroic encounter: near the Hollywood Backlot Stage from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Additional photo opportunities (available until 7 p.m.):

  • Koda Magic Shot: near the sawmill in Grizzly Peak
  • Huey, Dewey and Louie Magic Shot: near the entrance to the Hyperion Theater
  • Russell’s grape soda bottlecap pin prop: Grizzly Peak waterfall
  • Piston Cup prop: entrance to Cars Land
  • Clapperboard prop: “Storytellers” statue on Buena Vista Street
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Disneyland Park

Character Experiences:

  • Meet Marie: Toon Park in Mickey’s Toontown from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Meet Hook and Mr. Smee: near “it’s a small world” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Additional photo opportunities (available until 7 p.m.):

  • Dumbo Magic Shot: next to Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Mickey Ice Cream Bar Magic Shot: at the Town Square flagpole
  • Fairy Wings Magic Shot: near Pixie Hollow
  • Mickey pretzel prop: in front of Main Street Photo Supply Co.

Purchase Disney MaxPass to help you maximize your experience with unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos captured during the entire day and the added convenience of mobile Disney FASTPASS selections while in the Parks through the Disneyland app!* It’s the best way to complete your Disney PhotoPass Day experience.

Don’t forget to share your photos with #DisneyPhotoPassDay!

Parks, attractions, entertainment and character experiences may change, close or be discontinued without notice. Separate theme park admission required for certain photo locations.

*Separate Theme Park admission ticket purchase required. Disney PhotoPass service is subject to the PhotoPass terms found in https://disneyland.disney.go.com/photopass-terms-conditions/. Online registration required. Disney PhotoPass Photos captured during the day your Disney MaxPass is valid must be linked to your Disney account and may be downloaded pursuant to the expiration policy at disneyland.disney.go.com/photopass-expiration-policy. Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Downloads are restricted to personal use by Disney account holder only and may not be used for a commercial purpose. Please check the day’s FastPass ticket availability and other Park details before purchasing Disney MaxPass as certain attraction FastPass tickets may not be available at the time of purchase. FastPass tickets are limited and availability is not guaranteed. Disney MaxPass is nonrefundable and is subject to restrictions and change without notice.


Disney PhotoPass Day 2018 Line-Up at Walt Disney World Resort

Last month, Disney announced PhotoPass Day would be returning to Walt Disney World Resort on August 19! Guests can expect to find numerous event-exclusive Animated Magic Shots, more one-day-only Character Experiences, and incredible photo locations at all four theme parks and Disney Springs!

Here’s the line-up of the special opportunities that are planned in each of the four theme parks and Disney Springs on Sunday, August 19:

Entertainment and photo opportunities are subject to change. Some locations could be affected by inclement weather.

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Disney Springs

  • Peter Pan Shadow Magic Shot: between the LEGO® Store and World of Disney®
  • Original Selfie Magic Shot: outside of the Disney PhotoPass Studio
  • Special balloons virtual background: at the Disney PhotoPass Studio

Both Disney Springs Magic Shots are available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Virtual background at the Disney PhotoPass Studio is available from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Character Experiences:

  • Meet Bolt: Discovery Island Trails from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Meet Baloo and King Louie: Upcountry Landing in Asia from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Additional photo opportunities:*

  • Huey, Dewey and Louie Magic Shot: DinoLand U.S.A.
  • Kevin Magic Shot: near “UP! A Great Bird Adventure”
  • Russell’s grape soda bottlecap pin prop: near “UP! A Great Bird Adventure”
  • Finding Nemo prop: near “Finding Nemo – The Musical”
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris prop: near the attraction entrance

*These additional photo opportunities at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Character Experience:

  • Meet Jawas: Star Wars Launch Bay Cantina from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additional photo opportunities:*

  • Rizzo Magic Shot: near Muppet★Vision 3D
  • Green Army Man Magic Shot: near the entrance to Slinky Dog Dash
  • Hollywood Tower Hotel luggage prop: Sunset Boulevard
  • Beauty and the Beast light painting next to Theater of the Stars (available from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

*These additional photo opportunities at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

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Epcot

Character Experiences:

  • Meet Cruella de Vil: United Kingdom Pavilion from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Meet Jafar: Morocco Pavilion from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Additional photo opportunities:*

  • Original Selfie Magic Shot: France Pavilion (available from noon to 8 p.m.)
  • World Traveler Magic Shots: available at all 11 countries in World Showcase (available from noon to 8 p.m.)
  • Baby Groot Magic Shot: Future World East at the galaxy-themed wall
  • Finding Nemo prop: near The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Spaceship Earth prop: near the attraction entrance

*These additional photo opportunities at Epcot are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

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Magic Kingdom Park

Character Experience:

  • Meet Pinocchio and Geppetto: near Pinocchio Village Haus from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Additional photo opportunities:*

  • Dole Whip Magic Shot: across from Sunshine Tree Terrace
  • Dumbo Magic Shot: near Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Mickey Mouse Magic Shot: on the bridge near Fairytale Garden
  • Jungle Cruise prop: near the attraction entrance
  • Pretzel prop: Purple Wall near Tomorrowland Terrace (available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

*These additional photo opportunities at Magic Kingdom Park are available from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

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You can take home digital downloads of all your Disney PhotoPass photos from the day for one price with Memory Maker One Day!* Memory Maker One Day will be available at the Disney PhotoPass Centers located in each of the four parks and at Disney Springs for the special price of $39, only on August 19, 2018, and only at these five locations.**

Be sure to share your photos using #DisneyPhotoPassDay!

Parks, attractions, entertainment or character experiences may change operating hours; close due to refurbishing, capacity, weather, special events, character availability or other reasons; and otherwise change or be discontinued without notice and without liability to the owners of the Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney PhotoPass Service at Walt Disney World Resort is subject to the PhotoPass terms and expiration policy found at https://mydisneyphotopass.disney.go.com/help-and-support/policies. Online registration required. Downloads are restricted to personal use by Disney account holder only and may not be used for a commercial purpose. Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate theme park admission required for certain photo locations.

*Memory Maker is subject to the applicable terms and policies available here. Includes photos taken during the applicable Memory Maker Window as defined in such terms (generally, photos taken (i) within one day for the One Day product or (ii) within 30 days from the date of first activation for standard Memory Maker). A MagicBand is required to receive certain attraction photos and other digital content. Disney PhotoPass Photos in your account will expire pursuant to the expiration policy available here.

**Not available for online or in-app purchases. Cannot be combined with any other promotion and discount. No adjustments to prior purchases.

Disney PhotoPass Day Returns to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort

Disney PhotoPass Day is returning to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts on Sunday, August 19!

On August 19, guests can expect to find numerous event-exclusive Animated Magic Shots, one-day-only Character Experiences, and incredible photo locations all captured by a dedicated team of Disney PhotoPass Service photographers.

Stay tuned for more details!

Disney PhotoPass Service Returns to the Water Parks This Summer

Disney PhotoPass Service will return to the water parks at Walt Disney World Resort this summer.   Now through September 3, Disney PhotoPass photographers will be at Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon to capture all your fun.  They can even capture photos of you enjoying select attractions with their special protective water equipment.

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You’ll also find photographers out of the water, including at Character Experience locations. Some of these locations even offer props for you to include in your photos!

Take home all of your Disney PhotoPass photos and videos, with Memory Maker or Memory Maker One Day! Memory Maker is available for purchase online before, during or after your vacation. Memory Maker One Day is available for purchase in the My Disney Experience mobile app during or after your visit.

For operating hours at Disney’s water parks, click here!