Disney’s PhotoPass is a great system which allows guests of any of the theme parks to view online andy buy photos of themselves taken by Disney’s professional photographers. The PhotoPass is very easy to use.
How Does PhotoPass Work?
You will see Disney photographers stationed at set locations all around the theme parks. You will easily recognize them by their costumes which are now the same in each of the parks.
Disney photographers get some great photos. Of course they are located in the very best photo spots around the park, such as in front of Cinderella Castle, and they know how to get the very best pictures for you.
When you have your first photo taken you will be given a small card, or PhotoPass as it is known. This has a 16 digit code which is the number that you will input online to view your photos.
Each time you have your photo taken hand the card to the photographer and they will scan it so that you have all your photos in one location.
It is a good idea to take a note of the number or to take a photo of it just in case you lose it – you will still be able to access your photos if you still have the number.
If you lose your card then you can get a replacement. You can also have more than one card on an account so you can have access to all your photos.
You can check your PhotoPass pictures online, or at any camera center in the parks. You can even have a Cast Member upload your own photos from your camera onto the PhotoPass site before you leave the park.
Disney World PhotoPass Locations
Main StreetTrain Station
Town Square (this is very popular as it has Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the Disney Princesses)
Disney Hollywood Studios:
Sunset Boulevard Attractions
Sorcerer Mickey’s Hat
Al’s Toy Barn
Avenue of the Americas
Main Entrance in front of Spaceship Earth
Various World Showcase Locations
Disney’s Animal Kingdom:
Main Entrance to the Park
Tree of Life
Character Boat Landing
You can also add your photos from select dining locations. If you dine at Cinderella’s Royal Table or Princess Storybook Dining in Epcot the price of your photo package is included in the dining.
There are also photographers in the following dining locations but in order to add these to your PhotoPass you do have to purchase the photos at the table side for an extra charge:
Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney’s Polynesian Resort
‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Mickey’s Backyard Barbecue and the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Dinner show at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Tusker House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
There are also Disney PhotoPass photographers at Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. You will also find them at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutiques in Downtown Disney and Magic Kingdom.
Disney PhotoPass Prices
5×7 Print $12.95
2 copies of the same 5×7 print $22.95
3 copies of the same 5×7 $29.95
2 copies of the same 4×6 print $14.95
8×10 Print $16.95
5 x 7 Print and one magnet $19.95
5 x 7 Print and one luggage tag $19.95
16 x 20 print $29.95
There are lots of other Disney PhotoPass products you can buy with your photos on them such as mugs, cards, mouse pads, ornaments and shirts.
Another great choice can be to purchase the Disney PhotoPass CD. If you purchase this option you will have a CD with all of the photos taken by Disney’s PhotoPass photographers for your entire stay (up to a limit of 14 days). If you have this option you have the copyright released on these photos so that you can print them at home with any service that you want. Depending upon the amount of photos that you actually need with this then it can be a great deal.
The price of the PhotoPass CD if you buy it in the parks it is $169.95 plus tax. You can save $50 if you pre order online before your vacation so the price is a reduced $119.95 plus tax. This is a great option if you think you will buy the CD because you do have up to 90 days after you have made the pre purchase to get a refund. See the terms and conditions on Disney’s site for more details at Disney PhotoPass Pre Visit Offer
A new feature is that for an additional fee you can now add your Disney dining print photos to a PhotoPass instead of buying them at the table side. This option costs $199.95.
The beautiful photos here were taken by expressmonorail
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Alison Meacham is the founder of EverythingMouse Disney Blog. For over 15 years she has shared her love of Disney Parks, Disney Cruises and Universal Orlando. In over 30 years of Disney Travel she has spent countless months in Disney Parks and has sailed on over 45 cruises. A British native and now a United States resident she splits her time between California, Florida and the UK. And spends a serious amount of time sailing the seven seas. She helps over 200,000 people per month follow their Disney travel dreams.