Yesterday, August 19th, was Disney PhotoPass Day – a day where Disney photogs setup special shots and rare characters were out for photo ops.
PhotoPass Day at Disney World, guests were able to meet Bolt, Baloo, and King Louie in Animal Kingdom; Jawas at Hollywood Studios; Cruella de Vil and Jafar at Epcot; and Pinocchio and Geppetto and Magic Kingdom.
PhotoPass Day at the Disneyland Resort featured Joy and Sadness, as well as Doctor Strange and Loki at California Adventure while Marie, Captain Hook, and Mr. Smee were available for photos at Disneyland park.
In addition to these character meet-and-greets, PhotoPass photographers were around all the parks with props and “magic shots” available only during PhotoPass Day.
So what is PhotoPass, you ask?
It’s a service (free to select levels of annual passes and an add-on to single/multiple day tickets) that gives you access to on-ride photos as well as any photo taken by the dozens of PhotoPass photographers stationed throughout the parks. The photos can be downloaded via the Disney World or Disneyland app or via the PhotoPass website so you can save and share the photographic memories of your trip.
I decided to head over to Magic Kingdom to hit up all the PhotoPass day photo ops and was able to get to them all except for one – Pinocchio and Geppetto. Rare characters make for long wait times and the line for these guys was 90+ minutes the entire time I was there.
First stop was on Main Street USA where the #DisneyPhotoPassDay prop was a must-do in front of Cinderella Castle!
Over near the Tomorrowland Bridge, one of the antique “Vehicles of Main Street” was set up:
Next stop, the Tomorrowland Purple Wall where a Mickey pretzel was the prop du jour:
Meanwhile, over at the World Famous Jungle Cruise, a photographer had a prop that measured about 24 inches, nearly two feet! If you don’t believe me, you’re probably in disbelief.
Two of my favorite Magic Shots were taken on the Fantasyland Bridge as well as one with Cinderella Castle in the background. It’s here where Mickey and Minnie were digitally added to the photo after they were taken:
For fans of the pineapple soft-serv, Dole Whip, a Magic Shot was available over at the Sunshine Tree Terrace:
Back in the Storybook Circus, everyone’s favorite flying elephant – Dumbo – was represented:
Finally, PhotoPass Day would not be complete without a few pictures with Cinderella Castle and the Main Street Train Station:
If it wasn’t hotter than Hades, I would have continued my PhotoPass Day adventures by hitting up the other three parks, but after three hours in the Magic Kingdom, my shirt looked like I just stepped out of a swimming pool and would not be too glamorous in photos.
There’s always next year!