My family has had the Disney PhotoPass for several of our Walt Disney World vacations. Originally the pass gave you access to all the photos that the on-site Disney photographers took throughout the parks. That was a nice perk, and you could also ask them to use your camera and get the same pictures.
And then the MAGIC happened. First, you could request magic to be added to certain shots, I became obsessed and wrote entire pictorials of my experiences here. This trip I managed some terrific magic shots in Galaxy’s Edge:
And, even more exciting, a brand new type of magic exists in Galaxy’s Edge!
And then they even added short video scenes and I wrote another post a few years back, there are four amazing videos when you scroll down in this post! For this trip, I was in a holiday video on Main Street in Magic Kingdom!
And lastly, through the magic of Disney (OK, the magic of technology), a few years ago, the auto ride photos began to be automatically added to your PhotoPass account through your magic band, while on the ride! No longer did you have to wait for your photo to appear at the service desk and then ask for it to be added!
Every system has glitches on occasion. A quick call to customer service, and we got our magic! Disney is always working tirelessly on our behalf!
PhotoPass can cost up to $200, less if you purchase it beforehand. It was free for us the first time we used it, and we loved the features that were included so much, that we now buy it for every trip.
Lastly, at the end of our last day, we had some free time which we chose to spend in Magic Kingdom. I was with Mama’s Geeky and Meg For It, and one of them spotted a photographer. They know I am addicted to my PhotoPass. We met the smartest Disney photographer:
He recreated the iconic magic photo where they make it look like Disney balloons are going to take you away, and posed me, without my knowing, with real balloons! The he took a photo of our reflection in Meg’s sunglasses. For the finale he had the ladies photo bombing me as if I were taking a selfie. I have worked with dozens and dozens of Disney photographers, this fellow on Main Street was a genius in creating something new and special!
For more information, please visit PhotoPass! You will not be disappointed!
Disclosure: Disney Parks hosted me for a media event. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.
Wait! I am addicted to my photo memories! Just one more collage!
Michele Pineda says
PhotoPass sounds like a lot of fun, and you would have fun photo memories of the trip. If I get to Disney again soon, I will definitely check this out.
These are great! We are headed to Walt Disney World next week and I have been on the fence about the Photo Pass and now I want it! 🙂 Cute pics!
Pam Wattenbarger says
Those are some cute pics! It looks like you were really having fun. You’ve convinced me that I need to get the photo pass the next time we visit Disney.
oh my gosh how awesome is this ha 🙂 we are hoping to take our kids someday
robin rue says
I’m sorry, but the photopass is just plain BRILLIANT. We were there over Thanksgiving and they added the cutest touches to our photos.
melissa chapman says
You are truly Mr. Incredible and looks like you had a great time in Disney. It definitely makes me want to get back there just one more time.
Amber Myers says
I love these photos! I’ve always been a fan of Photopass. I always get it when we go to Disney World. We’ve gotten some great shots.
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
This sounds like a fun experience. We will be heading to Disney next year so I can’t wait to try this Photo Pass.
We loved it when we had our photo pass. I have got all the photos from our trip and honestly, it’s actually a pretty good deal compared to what other places offer.
Ashley Saunders says
I always get PhotoPass! It’s nice to be able to get in the pictures (as the primary picture taker) and the extra magic shots are so fun.
Brianne Tursi Manz says
We will have to get Photopass the next time we go to Disneyland. What a great way to make some memories.
Marcie W. says
PhotoPass sounds fantastic! It seems like such a great way to treasure a Disney vacation. Your pictures turned out awesome and totally made me smile.
Chef Dennis says
Wow! This looks like so much fun and exciting! Wish I could get that PhotoPass soon. Hope you had a wonderful time.
I’ve always wanted to go to Disney at Christmas time. I bet it is so pretty and fun!
Such great pictures. And looks like you definitely had a blast. I hope we get to visit the happiest place on earth soon.
Lisa Favre says
I absolutely adore Disney’s PhotoPass program. It creates so many magical memories – we always take full advantage of it when we go to WDW!
That looks like so much fun. I would have loved to go there. I’ve never actually been to Disney before. I’m really hoping to take my daughters some day.
HilLesha O'Nan says
I have actually never been to Walt Disney World before, but I’d love to visit someday with my family. I’ll definitely have to keep PhotoPass in mind when I do!
That looks like so much fun! We have done the photo pass at other parks, and it is such a great idea.
Ha! You always look like you’re having so much fun when you go out. We’re headed to Disney soon. Keeping this in mind.