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  • On Dec 28, 2022
    Michelle from ID Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are going to Disneyland the beginning of January 2023. How do we purchase a photopass without purchasing the genie add-on service?

    Hi there, Michelle!

    One of the available Disney PhotoPass products is Disney PhotoPass+ One Week. This product, which may be purchased online, gives you access to digital downloads of photos taken by the Disneyland Resort PhotoPass photographers and attraction photos for up to seven days, starting with the first day the service is activated.

    As you mentioned, another great way to hang on to all of your Disney PhotoPass memories is to purchase the Disney Genie+ service. With Genie+, you not only get the complimentary Disney PhotoPass downloads, but you can also book return times to most of the attractions that feature Lightning Lane queues. Another fun feature of Genie+ is the exclusive Disney PhotoPass Lenses augmented reality experiences accessed from your mobile device. And Genie+ also unlocks the magic of Audio Tales. Audio Tales is like your personal VIP tour guide through the parks, sharing history, trivia, and more about the attractions and lands of the Disneyland Resort theme parks.

    Tony’s Tip: When deciding between Disney Genie+ and Disney PhotoPass+ One Week, you can consider the expected overall cost for all of the days you plan on visiting the parks. If you are visiting for more than about three days, the PhotoPass+ One Week product may be more cost-effective if all you really need is access to PhotoPass downloads and all of the days you intend to visit the Disneyland Resort are within those seven days. (Note: a typical multi-day theme park ticket expires 13 days after the first day of use.) If you have more than one person in your party, it may seem like Genie+ will be the higher-cost option no matter what. But you can also consider purchasing Genie+ for only one member of your party if all you want to access is PhotoPass, PhotoPass Lenses, and Audio Tales. If you are only visiting for a few days or if you only wish to access PhotoPass for a few of the days of your visit, Genie+ may be a desirable way to go.

    I hope you have a marvelous time making magical memories, Michelle. If you have any other questions, I hope you will visit us at planDisney again.

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Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! I’m excited to help you discover the storytelling magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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