Walt Disney World has just announced that it will be modifying its mask policy to slightly loosen the requirements for when masks must be worn at the theme parks.
The latest update will begin on April 8th. The update will allow guests to remove masks when they are taking photos outdoors while physically distanced.
Specifically the new policy states –
Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming. You may temporarily remove your face covering while actively eating, drinking or taking an outdoor photo, but you must be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing during this time.
It is important to note that masks must be worn at all other times, in accordance with the original guidelines for the park’s reopening back in July of 2020.
Walt Disney World Resort is known for being the place where fantasy becomes reality, and Disney PhotoPass Service is helping your child’s fairytale come to life long after your visit with our newest product, the Personalized Storybook.
The Personalized Storybook features your young princess in a favorite Disney story, told over 24 pages!*
Through a customized photo session at the Disney PhotoPass Studio in Disney Springs (and a little post-production pixie dust!) your child will be the star of the story. Your little one can go to the ball like Cinderella, explore the world under the sea like Ariel, learn to let go in the mountains of Arendelle like Elsa, or choose from other magical adventures.
The following Personalized Storybook themes are currently available: Anna, Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella, Elsa, Mulan, Rapunzel and Snow White.
Visit the Disney PhotoPass Studio in Disney Springs today to learn more and to purchase your child’s Personalized Storybook!
*The Personalized Storybook photo session is only for guests age 14 and younger. This product is only available at the Disney PhotoPass Studio at Disney Springs, and a specialized, same-day photo session is required. Photos taken during the Personalized Storybook photo session can only be purchased as a complete storybook and cannot be reproduced individually. Personalized Story photos will also not be associated to your PhotoPass account and are not included in any Memory Maker products.
Disney has updated its iOS version of “My Disney Experience” app to include new PhotoPass editing features.
Guest are now able to add stickers, filters, borders and crop to purchased images, which can then be saved to their device camera roll for sharing.
Also part of this update is enhanced attraction wait time information, which uses location services and Bluetooth to improve performance.
Every day, Disney PhotoPass photographers and cast members capture special vacation moments in ways that make them last a lifetime. And on Friday, August 19, our teams at both the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will celebrate the art and fun of photography at Disney Parks through the first-ever #DisneyPhotoPassDay, a one-day celebration that will feature exciting offerings and experiences for guests.
Enjoy special character experiences at Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot, where Disney PhotoPass photographers will capture your encounter with Pinocchio, Gideon and Foulfellow in Storybook Circus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special Character Experiences At Magic Kingdom Park & Epcot
At Epcot, a friend or foe will join some of your favorite Disney characters around World Showcase, including Mushu and Mulan in the China Pavilion; Snow White and Dopey in the Germany Pavilion; and the Queen of Hearts, who will join Alice in the United Kingdom Pavilion. Check the My Disney Experience app or the Epcot Times Guide on August 19 for these Disney characters’ schedule.
Complimentary Photo Locations at All Disney Parks & Disney Springs
There will be one location at each of the four theme parks (and Disney Springs) at the Walt Disney World Resort and at both parks at Disneyland Resort where a Disney PhotoPass photographer will capture your special moment. That photo will be available in the My Disney Experience app at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland app at Disneyland Resort to download and share at no charge as part of the #DisneyPhotoPassDay celebration. (Normal My Disney Experience registration is required to access the image). Check out Disney’s PhotoPass Service Facebook page on Tuesday for a list of participating photo locations.
Participate in a Disney PhotoPass Challenge
Complete a Disney PhotoPass Challenge at any of our parks at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort to get a Disney PhotoPass photo on us. All you need to do is get your photo taken by a Disney PhotoPass Photographer at each of the designated challenge locations on August 19. Once you’ve stopped by all of the locations, visit a Disney PhotoPass Sales Center to claim your Disney PhotoPass photo. At the Walt Disney World Resort, participants will receive a voucher for one Disney PhotoPass download. Participants at Disneyland Resort will receive one 5×7 print of a Disney PhotoPass photo. Challenge locations and details will be posted on the Disney’s PhotoPass Service Facebook page on Wednesday.
Follow Disney PhotoPass Service on Facebook and Twitter for more information about this event and share your all-time favorite Disney photos with us using the hashtag #DisneyPhotoPassDay.
runDisney events will be getting a big upgrade to the photography services with the races being captured by Disney PhotoPass photographers.
The first race to feature PhotoPass will be the Star Wars Half marathon – The Dark Side, taking place this April.
The new service will bring the benefits of PhotoPass to the runDisney races, including being part of runner’s Memory Maker packages, and the My Disney Experience app.
Effective today, the price for the Memory Maker packages from Disney PhotoPass has been reduced.
The standard Memory Maker package, which guests can use immediately when it is purchased, is now priced at $169, instead of the previous $199.
If guests buy the advance purchase Memory Maker package, which has a 3 day delay before it can be used, the price is now priced at $149, down from $169.
This returns the package price to what was in place before the price was increased in December of 2014.
Guests who purchased the advance Memory Maker package at the higher price are being issued a store credit for use at MyDisneyPhotoPass.com.
Memory Maker gives guests unlimited digital downloads of photos taken by Disney PhotoPass photographers throughout the parks, restaurants and on select attractions.
The ‘My Disney Experience’ app has been updated and it includes additional features for PhotoPass.
The app now displays a new QR code which can be scanned by PhotoPass photographers in place of a PhotoPass card or MagicBand.
Disney has recently been expanding the scope of My Disney Experience to include more PhotoPass functionality. The last update included previews of PhotoPass images.
The new version of ‘My Disney Experience’ is now in the Apple App Store.
In celebration of the arrival of Elsa, Anna and Kristoff Disney PhotoPass and ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” have teamed up to provide you with an exclusive “Once Upon a Time” Magic Shot at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. A Disney PhotoPass Photographer will take your photo in front of a “Once Upon a Time” background, then when you visit MyDisneyPhotoPass.com and claim your photo you’ll find a magical surprise – Elsa and The Evil Queen have joined you!
To make this celebration extra special, your “Once Upon a Time” Magic Shot is complimentary for a limited time! Just have your photo taken at the location at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, claim your photo at MyDisneyPhotoPass.com and download your “Once Upon a Time” Magic Shot for no charge.
Catch up with The Evil Queen, Elsa, Anna and Kristoff on “Once Upon a Time”, SUNDAYS 8|7c on ABC.