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  • On Aug 19, 2023
    Oliver from NSW Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I find SuperZoom locations and know when the photo is being taken? How does Disney know where I am so I can download these photos, is a magic band required?

    Welcome, Oliver!  

    It’s so wonderful to connect with you here, thanks for bringing a thoughtful question our way as you prepare for your exciting Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    Super Zoom is a fun shot from Disney’s PhotoPass Service and is essentially a burst of photos that are stitched together as a dynamic video of you and your greater surroundings. The file shared with you in the My Disney Experience App or Memory Maker product is a short video file. You don’t have to worry about these being taken when you’re not ready; as cool as they appear in the final product, the preparation is nearly the same as a traditional PhotoPass moment.

    Super Zoom shots are currently offered at all four theme parks:

    • Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park – in the grassy area near the fountains, on the side near The Plaza Restaurant
    • Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – near Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
    • Everest Riverside Theater at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park
    • Spaceship Earth at EPCOT

    At those locations, look for a PhotoPass photographer (easy to spot in their new green gear) and please ask if they have the Super Zoom available. If not, they will direct you to a nearby colleague set up for this capture. The photographer will tell you exactly where to stand and where to look – the special cameras are often perched up high in a unique location, so you’ll need specific instructions. When complete, the photographer will connect with your Disney account information and the image will appear in your My Disney Experience App shortly.

    A MagicBand is not required to connect this image (or any photo taken by Disney’s PhotoPass Service) to your account, Oliver. There are several ways you can connect:  

    • Photographer can scan your MagicBand or MagicBand+, if available
    • Photographer can give you a physical card with a code on it. You can then scan this card or manually enter the card number in the My Disney Experience App under Photos > Link Photos
    • You can display a PhotoPass Code from your My Disney Experience App under Photos > Link Photos for the photographer to scan
    • Photographer can scan your Key to the World Card, a plastic card that acts as your theme park ticket
    • Photographer can scan your MagicMobile Pass on a smartwatch

    If you like Super Zoom, you’re going to LOVE the brand-new Disney PhotoPass Video Memories! This new feature within the My Disney Experience App allows you to make short videos of your trip with fun layouts and music, ready to share on social or just to add to your memory book! Be sure to follow Disney PhotoPass Service on facebook and Instagram to see their latest or seasonal special shots as you prepare for your vacation.

    I hope this has you feeling prepared and excited to capture your vacation memories in a whole new way! I know you’re going to have so much fun collecting these super cool videos and unique perspectives on your trip. Please let us know if you have any other questions as you get ready for your adventure.

    Wishing you many magical memories,  
    Amy 

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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