“Magic Shots” from Walt Disney World’s PhotoPass photographers are always fun for me! However, my husband hates them. He says he always feels like such a fool while they are being taken. Me? Not so much! I love the “surprise” when I see my photos online and get a chance to see what extra shows up in my photo!
At Walt Disney World, they provide the PhotoPass service to all guests. PhotoPass Photographers are located at all 4 theme parks, Downtown Disney and the water parks. These photographers will take your photos and scan your magic band or PhotoPass card to save the images. When you log on to the web site you can view, edit and order your photos. You can also purchase the Memory Maker CD which will have all of the photos on one CD.
Disney Characters and other fun surprises can also be magically added to your photos after they’re taken. Your Disney PhotoPass photographer will help set up the right poses and make it happen with some favorite familiar faces—just ask! With Magic Shots, you can easily enhance your photos for an extra splash of fun.
Here are some examples from our most recent trip at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I took a picture of the PhotoPass guy taking a picture of my son. Then you can see the final product below my shot.
Since my husband “feels like a fool” having these Magic Shots taken, we didn’t get that many on our trip. I also found out right after our trip, literally the day we left, they started adding animation to the photographs.
Welcome to those of you joining me from Frontierland Station and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.
The best way to end a Disney vacation is to book the next one before you leave… but that’s not realistic for my family! Instead, we like to visit our favorite park, Magic Kingdom. I always like to end in this park because 1) it’s my favorite and 2) I want the last “memory” to be with Cinderella Castle. There are several things we do on our last day in this park but I make sure we get lots of photographs (with my camera and PhotoPass photographers) and we make those last minute purchases on Main Street.
While we are enjoying our last day at the Magic Kingdom we make a point to take one last ride on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover. This is my favorite attraction and if I’m lucky, I can always get a few fun shots of Cinderella Castle. We also try to meet as many of the characters we weren’t able to meet earlier in the week to get photos and autographs. Even if we already have multiple photos of the family and kids in front of Cinderella Castle, we always get one last shot, or four.