• On Mar 15, 2018
    Ragnhild from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What is the difference between the PhotoPass and MaxPass in regards to the photo aspect. Do we need to purchase both to get the added photo things like character overlays etc. Or will the MaxPass cover all that? We're there 3/19-22, 2018

    Greetings Ragnhild!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I can't believe your trip is right around the corner! I'd love to familiarize you a little bit with Disney PhotoPass and Disney MaxPass before your vacation.

    Disney PhotoPass is a service that helps capture your magical vacation memories at the Disneyland Resort. Throughout the parks, on select attractions, and at Character Dining Experiences, you can have photos taken that you can later view, share, and download online or on the Disneyland app. This app also lets you edit fun borders and stickers on your photographs as well!. You can also ask PhotoPass photographers if any Magic Shots are available where some familiar Characters or surprises may enhance your pictures! These photos can be purchased individually, with a Disney PhotoPass+ One Week product, or as a benefit of Disney MaxPass.

    As soon as your ticket is scanned into Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park and linked to the Disneyland app, you can purchase Disney MaxPass. This service will allow you to make digital Disney FASTPASS selections right from your mobile device! As mentioned before, another included benefit of MaxPass is being able to download any PhotoPass pictures taken the day(s) you purchase this service. Just have PhotoPass photographers scan your app after they take your pictures, and the photos will automatically be added to your account. Also, no biggie if they don't scan your app, because you will alternatively be given a card with a code on the back that you can scan into the app to obtain your photos. We have used this service multiple times and it's super simple! You're going to love it.

    I hope your vacation is Fantasmic!
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, New Mexico

Hi there!  I'm Jennifer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am a toddler mom, military wife, and dentist who is constantly inspired by Disney. One of my greatest pleasures is helping others experience the magic of a Disney vacation! I can't wait to answer your questions so that you can easily explore the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy at the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jennifer

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