Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 20, 2013
    Angelia Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    hello everyone, i have a question about the photo pass. Does it have to be purchased before pictures are taken or can we take pictures then decide to buy

    Hello Angelia!

    I just love using Disney's PhotoPass when I'm visiting Walt Disney World!  The pictures are priceless and allows me to actually be in the pictures with my family instead of conspicuously being absent because I am always behind the lens.  
    All you need to do to is to pick up a PhotoPass card from any PhotoPass photographer and you are good to go, no need to do anything else!  Just present this card to the PhotoPass photographer anytime you are having your pictures taken throughout the parks.  If you are traveling with a group that may split up, I suggest getting more than one card so that you can take advantage of any pictures opportunities when your group is not all together.  I also recommend taking a picture of the back of each PhotoPass if it is misplaced you will still be able to retrieve your pictures.  
    A great option to the PhotoPass service is the new PhotoPass+ which will also include a CD with all of your pictures plus pictures from character dining experiences and those hilarious ones taken on attractions. You do not need to order PhotoPass+ to order the CD with all of your images, but they will not contain photos from the attractions and special dining experiences.  Again the CD or PhotoPass+has to be ordered ahead of time, you can just visit any PhotoPass Sales Center inside of the parks if you are interested in purchasing these products.  Disney will often have special discounts if you preorder the CD or PhotoPass+, but these typically need to be ordered at least 14 days before your arrival.
    Once you are home just register for an account and make sure to add your all of your PhotoPass cards, from there you will be able to view , add fun boarders, and order your photos available on a variety of media.  I hope this helps and please let us know if you have anymore questions!

    Enjoy Your "Disney Time!"
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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, South Carolina

My husband and I are the parents of five rambunctious Disney loving children.I  I'm passionate about helping families find the magic that is Disney , so let me show you all the magic and savings that awaits on your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Mandy

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