Celebrate PhotoPass Day Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort

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.

Disney Photopass Day!

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.

Disney PhotoPass Coming to runDisney Events

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.

Disney Reduces Price of PhotoPass Memory Maker Packages

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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.

‘My Disney Experience’ App Update adds PhotoPass Previews

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Today Disney released an update to its ‘My Disney Experience’ app that includes previews of PhotoPass images.

Currently the app doesn’t allow guests to purchase individual images, instead it prompts guests to visit the PhotoPass website to do that. When selecting an image from the preview, the app offers the Memory Maker product for $199, which covers all of your PhotoPass photography during a current trip.

PhotoPass Introduces Animated Magic Shots with Memory Maker Package

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Disney’s PhotoPass service has now introduced a new type of photo available now with the purchase of the Memory Maker package.

Building on the existing Magic Shots, which feature character overlays on your pictures, Magic Shots has now been expanded to include animation, in the form of a video clip.

There are currently four locations setup to produce Magic Shots – Epcot (behind Spaceship Earth), Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Hollywood Boulevard, Epcot at Norway Pavilion, Disney’s Animal Kingdom on the bridge near Expedition Everest.

Guests who have purchased the $199 (or $149 in advance) Memory Maker package will be able to download the videos of the animated Magic Shots.

Walt Disney World Makes Access to Photos & Video with Disney PhotoPass Service

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With attraction photos, you can capture some amazing Disney moments. And now, Disney PhotoPass Service is making it even easier for you to collect those memories.

Beginning today, if you’re wearing an active MagicBand on select Walt Disney World Resort attractions, your photos will be automatically associated to your My Disney Experience account.

Just like attraction photos, if you’ve worn your MagicBand on one of the participating attractions in the last 45 days, you should be able to find that attraction video in your account soon. Guests will be able to view these videos in their accounts, but a Memory Maker entitlement is required to download and share them.

Just remember that all Disney PhotoPass photos and videos expire 45 days after they are taken. So be sure to log in to your account to secure your memories before they expire.

You don’t have to do anything. In fact, if you’ve worn your MagicBand on one of the participating attractions in the last 45 days, you should be able to find that photo in your account now.

Don’t have a MagicBand? Don’t worry. We’re making it easier for you, too. Today we turned on new touch points at Magic Kingdom Park (Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain). So after you ride, simply find your photo on the preview wall and touch your park ticket or Memory Maker card to the touch point to associate your photo. We expect to have photo touch points installed at Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme parks by mid-November.

Beginning soon, guests wearing active MagicBands will have attraction videos automatically associated to their accounts. Videos are currently available for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

PhotoPass Print Packages and Table-Side Sales at Restaurants to be Discontinued

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Starting this Sunday (July 27), PhotoPass print packages and table-side sales will be discontinued at Walt Disney World restaurants.

This change will take place at Chef Mickey’s, 1900 Park Fare, ‘Ohana, Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, and Tusker House Restaurant.

Cinderella’s Royal Table and Akershus will continue to offer the print packages for the remainder of the year, but will end on January 4, 2015.

With the discontinuation of the print packages, guests will be able to use the My Disney Experience app and website to view photos taken by PhotoPass photographers at restaurants.