• On Mar 26, 2021
    Liz from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! Are we able to take our own pictures at the background stations on the Fantasy? Or do you have to buy a photo package? And if we can take our own pictures, I assume we have to stand in line?

    Hi Liz!

    After hearing you have chosen a Disney cruise for your family vacation for next year, I'm doing a happy dance! It's definitely an amazing way to explore new destinations and get a lot of bang for your Disney buck. In fact, it may surprise you all that’s included on a voyage with Captain Mickey. 

    It's a SNAP to get some great photos made while sailing! One of my favorite backdrops was on our Star Wars Day at Sea where we used the Force in front of a giant banner. I’ve been able to take my own photos at these themed backgrounds for photo opportunities without having to do a photo package. However, mine never turn out quite so good as when Disney’s professional photographers take them! And I would assume that initially, for safety reasons, Cast Members may not be taking Guests’ cameras or phones to take photos for the near future. If there is a line, you are correct that Guests have to wait their turn to pose at these backgrounds.  

    Since it sounds like you are a photography fan, did you know that you can CAPTURE the Photo Package from Shutters: the Onboard Photography Shop to save some Disney dollars? The package must be pre-purchased at least 2 days before the start of your cruise to get the discount. Then you can "Say Cheese" to all the photos onboard and have them included in your package.

    Some other photo opportunities that you don’t want to miss include the opulent chair in front of the Cinderella mosaic near the Atrium Lobby; in a porthole looking out at sea; and a photo at the funnel with the Disney Cruise Line logo lit up at night. Check out these other picture-perfect ideas shared on the Disney Parks Blog.

    ZOOM back to planDisney if we can bring into FOCUS any more planning advice. Enjoy every moment of your adventure at sea with Captain Mickey.

    Happy Sailing!

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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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