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Disney PhotoPass is a professional photography service offered at Disney theme parks, water parks, and resorts that allows guests to have their vacation photos taken by Disney photographers. The service includes digital photo downloads, print services, and custom photo products. This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about Disney PhotoPass.

What is Disney PhotoPass?

Disney PhotoPass is a service that gets everyone in the picture by having Disney photographers positioned at various iconic locations throughout the Disney parks and resorts. When guests have their photo taken, the photos are linked to their park tickets or MagicBands, which are in turn connected to their Disney account. Guests can then view their photos online through the Disney PhotoPass website or mobile app and purchase downloads or print packages if desired. PhotoPass also includes on-ride photos from select attractions.

Availability

Disney PhotoPass is available at:

  • Walt Disney World Resort (Orlando, FL)
  • Disneyland Resort (Anaheim, CA)
  • Disneyland Paris Resort
  • Tokyo Disney Resort

Cost

The Disney PhotoPass service itself is free to use. Guests can view their photos online and choose purchases if desired. Options include:

  • Digital photo downloads: $14.95+ per photo download
  • Photo packages with multiple downloads
  • Print packages
  • Custom photo products like mugs, calendars, etc.

Guests can also purchase the following advanced photo packages:

Disneyland

  • Disney PhotoPass One Day: $39
  • Disney PhotoPass+: $99.95 (purchased in park), $69.95 (pre-purchase)

Walt Disney World

  • Memory Maker One Day: $69
  • Memory Maker: $169-$199

These packages allow guests to download all their Disney PhotoPass photos from their trip. More details are provided in the Packages section below.

Getting Started with PhotoPass

Getting started with Disney PhotoPass is easy:

  1. Locate a Disney PhotoPass photographer. Use the park map in the Disneyland or My Disney Experience app to find photographer locations.
  2. Have your photo taken. Photographers are located at iconic spots and character greetings.
  3. The photographer will scan your park ticket or MagicBand to link the photos.
  4. View your photos online or in the app by entering your ticket number or MagicBand ID.

Tip: Enable “Show PhotoPass Code” in your Disneyland or My Disney Experience app, so photographers can easily scan a code to link your photos.

PhotoPass Locations

Disney PhotoPass photographers are positioned at various locations inside the Disney theme parks, typically in iconic photo spots and at character greetings. Photographers may roam or have designated photo spots. Popular Disney PhotoPass locations include:

Disneyland Park

  • In front of Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • With Mickey Mouse at Town Square
  • In Galaxy’s Edge
  • Pixie Hollow
  • Character dining locations like Plaza Inn

Disney California Adventure

  • In front of Carthay Circle
  • Pixar Pier
  • Avengers Campus
  • Character dining locations like Ariel’s Grotto

Magic Kingdom (Walt Disney World)

  • In front of Cinderella Castle
  • Character Spot
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Peter Pan’s Flight

Epcot (Walt Disney World)

  • Spaceship Earth
  • World Showcase
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • Frozen Ever After

Check your My Disney Experience or Disneyland app map for latest photographer locations.

On-Ride Photos

PhotoPass also includes on-ride photos from select attractions at no additional charge. Guests can view and purchase on-ride photos just like regular PhotoPass pics. Popular rides with PhotoPass include:

Disneyland

Walt Disney World

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Splash Mountain (Tiana’s Bayou Adventure)
  • Space Mountain
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Slinky Dog Dash

Magic Shots

Magic Shots are special photos where Disney PhotoPass photographers edit Disney characters into your photo using post-processing magic. Popular Magic Shots feature characters like Tinker Bell flying above guests’ hands or Stitch popping out of a suitcase. Ask your PhotoPass photographer if any Magic Shots are available!

PhotoPass Packages

Disney offers PhotoPass packages that include unlimited digital downloads of your Disney vacation photos for one price. Packages must be purchased separately.

Disneyland PhotoPass Packages

Disney PhotoPass One Day – $39

  • Includes digital downloads of all PhotoPass photos taken in one day

Disneyland PhotoPass+ – $99.95 (in park), $69.95 (pre-purchase)

  • Includes all PhotoPass photos from your entire trip
  • Valid at Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure, and character dining locations like Ariel’s Grotto

Walt Disney World Memory Maker

Memory Maker One Day – $69

  • Includes digital downloads of all PhotoPass photos from one day at one theme park

Memory Maker – $169-$199

  • Includes all Walt Disney World PhotoPass downloads from your entire trip
  • Valid at all 4 theme parks and certain dining locations

Memory Maker is discounted to $169-$199 when purchased more than 3 days in advance. Otherwise, it is $199-$269 if purchased day-of in the parks. Tip: Purchase Memory Maker bundle deals online before your trip for the lowest prices.

Retrieving Your Photos

There are a few ways to view and retrieve your Disney PhotoPass photos:

Online

Mobile App

  • Disneyland app – Select “Photos”
  • My Disney Experience app (Walt Disney World) – Select “Photos”

Enter your ticket number or MagicBand ID to access your photos. Purchased downloads or Memory Maker packages will also be accessible online or in the app.

PhotoPass Tips

Follow these tips to get the most out of Disney PhotoPass:

  • Ask photographers for Magic Shot options
  • Purchase Memory Maker bundle deals online in advance for lowest prices
  • Download the app to easily retrieve on-ride and dining photos
  • Enable “Show PhotoPass Code” for quick photo linking
  • Ride attractions multiple times to get different PhotoPass shots
  • Capture the whole family together with photographer help
  • Take advantage of nighttime park atmosphere for gorgeous backdrops

Getting that perfect Disney family vacation photo has never been easier with Disney PhotoPass! Capturing magical memories is a breeze with this comprehensive professional photography service.

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PhotoPass with Genie+

Disney PhotoPass is included with Genie+ in the sense that guests who purchase Genie+ will receive free digital downloads of select Disney PhotoPass attraction photos taken in the parks on the day Genie+ is purchased. However, Genie+ does not provide unlimited access to all Disney PhotoPass photos. It only includes attraction photos from certain rides, not photos taken by roaming photographers or at character meet and greets.

Guests would still need to purchase an additional PhotoPass package like Disneyland’s PhotoPass+ or Walt Disney World’s Memory Maker to download all vacation photos. The free attraction photos are a nice perk of Genie+, but it is not a full replacement for the full Disney PhotoPass service. Guests who want professional photos from around the parks and character dining would still benefit from purchasing a PhotoPass package, while Genie+ only covers select on-ride photos.

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Conclusion

Disney PhotoPass allows guests to have professional photos taken throughout Disney parks and resorts for free, with the option to purchase special products afterward. The service links photos to your park tickets or MagicBands, making it easy to retrieve vacation memories. Advanced packages like Disneyland PhotoPass+ and Walt Disney World Memory Maker allow you to download all your Disney vacation photos for one price. Take advantage of Disney PhotoPass anytime you visit a Disney destination to capture those picture-perfect magical moments!