Many of my most treasured Disney mementos are photographs of my family throughout the years. I love looking through them and remembering special times as my kids were growing up. I have thoroughly taken advantage of Disney’s PhotoPass photographers and I think they are one of the best perks Disney has to offer.
Disney’s Photopass is a card you carry which houses your photos in one location. I am sure you have noticed the photographers set up in all the very best locations throughout the parks. They are hired to capture your family’s magical memories on film. Located in all the best areas, whether right in front of Cinderella Castle, at the entrance to Epcot next to the monorail, in front of the Sorcerer’s hat, on the way to Expedition Everest, or countless other locations in the parks they are strategically positioned in all of the prime locations.
If you purchase a Magic Your Way Package, you will receive a PhotoPass card in your travel packet. If not, any Photopass photographer will gladly provide you with one free of charge. Just carry it with you in order to take advantage of all the best photo opps with your family. During or after your travel, you can view your pictures and order any you would like.
I usually do purchase some of the PhotoPass pictures, especially for special photo gifts, but I like knowing I don’t have to. Professional photographs can be expensive and that is why I think the very best thing about the PhotoPass photographers is that they are happy to take a picture using your personal camera as well. All you have to do is hand them your PhotoPass card as well as your personal camera and they will take all the pictures for you. The same exact pose for your professional Photopass photo will be captured on your own camera free of charge. This is especially welcome to the person in your family who is usually responsible for taking photographs and never actually appears to be on the trip.
Personally, I appreciate the fact that Disney offers this service to their guests, rather than making families feel that they must purchase photos they really cannot afford. It is just another free little extra they have decided to throw in to make everyone’s trip more memorable. Take advantage of this free service the next time you are in the parks and keep smiling!
Brenda is a native Texan born and raised on the Gulf Coast. She visited Disney World twice as a teenager and always dreamed of growing her family Disney. She took her first-timer husband and their three children to Disney World in 2000 and they now spend every Thanksgiving there. Brenda writes with a comedic twist on various Disney topics. She will be sharing tips she has learned during her travels and also hopes to enlighten people on little-known freebies that Disney has to offer. She wishes she could have met Walt Disney and considers herself to be a student of Walt. In parallel to his dream it is her wish that everyone would take at least one trip to Disney World in order to share in its magic with their families.