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  • On Mar 6, 2023
    K from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are Disney PhotoPass photographers available when dinning at 21 Royal or should I hire private photographers and include them in the 12 people? I'm considering a rehearsal dinner before heading to Florida and getting married on Disney Wish. Thanks!

    Welcome back to planDisney, K! I am so thrilled to hear about your incredible wedding plans and your Happily Ever After with your true love! What a special question to share with us here at planDisney, and I hope we can get you some helpful answers and recommendations as you continue planning to celebrate your fairy tale come true.

    The 21 Royal Experience is distinctive in every way imaginable! Pure magic is carefully curated for you and your Guests from the moment you are welcomed to the residence at 21 Royal Street, above the iconic Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. Talk about a rehearsal dinner to remember forever! As you know, the 12 Guests in your party will be treated to a signature cocktail hour, a complete luxury dining experience, and an unrivaled view across the Rivers of America from the balcony of what was intended to be Walt and Lillian Disney's apartment for hosting guests and dignitaries in Disneyland Park. Although the project was left unfinished after his untimely death, the residence has now been restored to reflect the imaginative storytelling and historical elements of Walt Disney’s enduring legacy. There are so many tiny details throughout the residence that are woven together in a way that quite literally took my breath away.  

    When my party and I booked our 21 Royal Experience late last year, we considered the exact same plan you suggested, whereby a private photographer would be included in our list of invited Guests. Ultimately, we did not go this route, but it is certainly a possibility if you choose to pursue it. Your photographer would need to adhere to all Disneyland Resort property rules and the list of items permitted within the theme parks. You would then need to ensure that their name is included within one of the 12 Guests listed on your reservation. At the moment, Disney PhotoPass photographers are not provided in the 21 Royal booking. However, I suggest calling the 21 Royal concierge at (714) 300-7749 to inquire if there are any special arrangements that can be made for your party. Of course, be sure to mention your special celebration! The Cast Members are happy to answer any questions you may have and you never know where the pixie dust may fly!

    I also want to mention that while we did not have a professional photographer on hand during our visit, the team at 21 Royal did not hesitate to take any photos that our group wanted, using our own smart phones and cameras. They are all so wonderful and will be happy to help you capture any special moment during your evening. I hope this is a helpful start, K, but if you think of any other questions, I hope you will feel welcome to reach out to me again. I always love talking to fellow Guests about celebrating their festive occasions at Disneyland Resort, especially at a place as exceptional as 21 Royal. I promise I won't give away any secrets because you deserve to be surprised and delighted during this truly unparalleled experience!

    Cheers to your Happily Ever After,
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Meet the Panelist: Tishra, Washington

From my casita to yours, welcome to planDisney! I'm Tishra, a Spanish-speaking Colombian American living in the Pacific Northwest. I'm a college professor, a happy wife, and a mom to two little girls who hold magic in their hearts as much as their parents do! Our family believes in celebrating every milestone, from life's biggest moments to all the details in between. If you want to commemorate something special with a Disneyland Resort vacation, I'm here to help you out in English or Spanish. Learn More About Tishra

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