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  • On May 8, 2023
    Katie-may from West Midlands Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi. I’m looking at purchasing the photo pass one week for our trip to Disneyland. If I purchase in advance how does work? Do I receive a code which I can activate on my first day? Or does it activate from date or purchase? Thanks

    A warm welcome from all of us at planDisney to you, Katie-May. Thank you for bringing this question to us. We're most delighted to help as you plan your visit to the Disneyland Resort. Your visit will soon be here so let's get to your question.

    Trinkets and thingamabobs are always fun to bring back from a vacation, but I think my favorite and most treasured souvenirs are pictures to look back on the memories made - especially from the Happiest Place on Earth. Disney PhotoPass Photographers are a great way to capture these memories and make sure everyone is in the picture. When purchasing Disney PhotoPass+ One Week, the seven-consecutive-day period will start when the Disney PhotoPass Photographer scans your code for the first time. From there on out, take as many pictures as you can along your adventure. 

    With this wonderful option, you'll get all of your attraction photos, character photos, Magic Shots and more. In addition to the iconic photo in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, I love getting a snap in front of Radiator Springs Racers in Disney California Adventure Park. My tip is to try and time this one around sunset - the colors will be absolutely stunning. And don't forget to download all of your magical memories when you get home within 45 days of the first day your pass was activated. 

    Before I go, I'll leave you with this final quick tip: make sure to download the Disneyland app upon your arrival for your stay. The app is a helpful tool for getting around the resort and theme parks. You'll find theme park maps, attraction wait times and Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering (and so much more). This is my personal favorite feature to help save time waiting in line when I'm hungry. You can also type "Disney's PhotoPass Service" into the app's search feature to find locations of Disney PhotoPass Photographers.

    I hope this helps as you're planning your magical stay, Katie-May. I'm super excited about your upcoming visit. Please come back to share any other questions you may think of as you continue to plan. Here's wishing you a magically memorable visit. 

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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, Oregon

Hey everyone! I'm Michelle, a Disney loving adult from the Pacific Northwest. I'm a wife and dog mom who loves to travel. Whether I'm adventuring solo, teaming up with my pals and family or making sure my husband is getting the most of his visit with accessibility; I'm here to answer your questions and share that magical feeling you'll get when visiting the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Michelle

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