The Disney Parks Blog, along with Disney Photopass, has announced some very exciting changes to how the Photopass system works for guests, starting with the previously announced addition of free ride photos when you purchase Genie+.
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According to the post by Emily Southard, Disney Photopass has several exciting changes and additions to its service, making it more valuable than ever to purchase the memory maker service. Check out the new videos, tiny planets and more below!
The ability to download all the Disney PhotoPassphotos and videos from your Walt Disney World vacation with Memory Maker is such an underrated tip.
I take home many, MANY souvenirs every vacation, but my photos always seem to be the souvenir that matters the most long after my visit is over.
Disney PhotoPass Service continuously adds new photo ops, so there’s always something exciting for you to download when you have Memory Maker. Below, check out 10 recent or soon-to-launch experiences offered by Disney PhotoPass Service that you can download with Memory Maker.
1. Disney PhotoPass Video Memories
If the above videos aren’t working here, check them out on the original Disney Parks Blog post.
The newest addition to Memory Maker is access to Disney PhotoPass video memories, which launched yesterday!
With this brand-new offering, you can create and share video memories using your Disney PhotoPass photos or your personal photos. You can create and customize these Disney-themed video templates with stickers, music, and text— or, you can let us completely create the video memory for you in a matter of moments using the photos from your Disney PhotoPass gallery. This exciting new offering is available exclusively in the My Disney Experience app. Learn more by clicking here.
2. Tiny World Magic Shot at Magic Kingdom Park
Photographers offer a number of Tiny World Magic Shots across the theme parks, with our newest launching last week at Magic Kingdom Park! You can find this 360-degree photo op next to Cinderella Castle during daylight hours.
3. Indoor Photo Studio at EPCOT
Disney PhotoPass Studios are located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Magic Kingdom Park, Disney Springs, and now EPCOT too! At the Wandering Reindeer in the Norway pavilion at EPCOT, you’ll find our newest studio location. Like all of our studios, it’s staffed by our talented photographers, no reservations are required, everyone is welcome to visit, and the photos captured are included with Memory Maker at no extra cost.
4. Seasonal Backdrops at the Disney PhotoPass Studio at Disney Springs
Speaking of photo studios, our location at Disney Springs recently started offering backdrops with themed designs and props that change with each season.
5. Return to Dining Locations
We know when you visit one of our incredible dining locations, your focus is probably on the food. Fair! But we love putting the icing on that cake by offering you a photo op with a Disney Character. You can now find photographers at Chef Mickey’s, Cinderella’s Royal Table, and Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White.
6. Attraction Photo and Video Onboard TRON Lightcycle / Run
Let’s talk TRON! TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise opens at Magic Kingdom Park on April 4. You can relive your race through this computerized world when you preview an onboard photo and video automatically linked to your My Disney Experience account through one of the following methods:
- Use your eligible mobile device, enable Bluetooth for the My Disney Experience app* before riding, ensure you’ve logged into the My Disney Experience app sometime earlier that day, and keep your device out of low power mode. Make sure your mobile device boards your Lightcycle with you and is safely stored in the small Lightcycle compartment to use this method.
- Wear a MagicBand or MagicBand+ that’s linked to your account.
You can also use the methods above to link and download your photos taken onboard more than a dozen attractions across Walt Disney World Resort – all included with Memory Maker.
7. Prop Available Soon Near TRON Lightcycle / Run
You can find numerous Disney PhotoPass props during your visit, but our newest will be available near TRON Lightcycle / Run when it opens April 4!
8. More Classic Magic Shots
Photographers currently offer more than 70 classic Magic Shots. These photos are so unexpected and fun, with Disney characters and other themed effects applied to your photo. We’re constantly adding new Magic Shots, our newest being Bruni, a large assortment for the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, and a TRON Magic Shot (available starting April 4). More new offerings will be released very soon!
You can view all the Magic Shots we currently offer at Walt Disney World Resort – and see where they’re captured – by viewing our Facebook albums, found here. The albums are kept up to date, so be sure to check them out right before your visit. You can also ask each photographer which options they have available to capture at their location.
9. Fairytale Photos at Enchanted Tales with Belle
Enchanted Tales with Belle recently reopened at Magic Kingdom Park. And it is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that I share that photographers are now capturing memories in the library as you relive a tale as old as time. This is one of the nearly 40 locations where you can find Disney PhotoPass Service ready to capture your encounter at character experiences.
10. Transformation Photos at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Magic Kingdom Park
While a Fairy Godmother’s Apprentice helps your princess or knight undergo a royal transformation at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Magic Kingdom Park, a photographer will be there to capture it. Tip: Visit the Royal Portrait Studio nearby in Sir Mickey’s where a photographer can capture more photos of your child’s transformation.
To learn more about Memory Maker or to make a purchase, click here. Note, you can save when you purchase Memory Maker at least three days prior to your vacation.**
Disney Fine Print
*Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset, service provider or otherwise. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.
**Disney PhotoPass Service and Memory Maker are subject to the applicable terms and policies. Includes photos taken during the applicable Memory Maker Window as defined in such terms (generally, photos taken (i) within one day for Memory Maker One Day or (ii) within 30 days from the date of first activation for standard Memory Maker). If Memory Maker is purchased at the advance purchase price, any photos taken within 3 days of the date Memory Maker is purchased are not included and must be purchased separately. A MagicBand, or an eligible mobile device with Bluetooth technology enabled for the My Disney Experience app, is required to receive certain attraction photos and other digital content. Online registration required. Disney PhotoPass Photos in your account will expire pursuant to the expiration policy. Downloads are restricted to personal use only. Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Valid theme park admission required for certain photo locations.
Do you love to utilize the Disney Photopass service on your trips to Disney World? Which of these new shots are you excited to try out? Comment below to let us know!
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