Family AA Taking Photo with Mickey and Minnie Mouse
  • On Dec 12, 2023
    Lizeth from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! Im planning to visit Disneyland in May, and have a question on Photopass? I wanted to purchase it in advance just like at Disneyorld. Does it work the same?

    Hi, Lizeth!

    Welcome to planDisney! I'm so excited that you'll be venturing to the Disneyland Resort. Is this your first visit? You are going to love it!

    Disney PhotoPass Service is amazing! I am always so impressed with the quality of the photos, and I really appreciate having our whole group in the pictures. There are two main ways to purchase your Disney PhotoPass images:

    1. If you're also planning to purchase Disney Genie+ Service to access Lightning Lanes then guess what? Your Disney PhotoPass Photos are included! I love this feature, and this is usually how I purchase my family's photos since we use Disney Genie+ anyway. Attraction photos are included!
    2. You can also purchase Disney PhotoPass One Week online before your visit, similar to what you've done at Walt Disney World Resort. This package includes your attraction photos as well.
    The photographers can link photos to your Disney account by scanning a MagicBand+ or by scanning a barcode in the Disneyland Mobile App. You can also get a card from them that you can scan and add to your app later. 

    Now, there is one thing that is different at the Disneyland Resort: you'll need to manually link any attraction photos to your account using the Disneyland Mobile App. When you exit an attraction I recommend taking a quick photo of the screen where you can see a preview of your picture with your phone to capture the photo ID number. Then you can go into the app, select "Photos" from the main menu, then tap "Link Photos" at the top right to enter the ID number. 

    You'll find Disney PhotoPass Photographers across both parks! Here's a handy list of common photographer locations that can help you plan the perfect photo. Don't forget to ask about any magic shots that you can take...they might get a little pixie dust added in later! You'll notice that many character experiences include photographers, which is so awesome! Some of my most cherished photos have been from Disney PhotoPass Photographers as my kids run up to a favorite character for a hug. 

    I hope these tips help you have a picture-perfect visit to the resort, Lizeth. There are some very exciting things already planned for the resort this year, and it looks like your travel dates will be during two of my favorite celebrations: Season of the Force and Pixar Fest! There will be so much magic going around, I cannot wait. If you have any other questions about things like dining reservations, attractions, snacks...just send along a note. I'm always happy to help

    Keep moving forward!

    Amanda
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Utah

Hi! I'm Amanda—a pixie-sized wife, mom, engineer, content strategist, and Disneyland Resort specialist! I fell in love with science as a kid at Disneyland Park, learning about physics while I waited to ride Space Mountain. I love how Disney combines art, words, science, and music to create incredible experiences. Solving challenging problems is one of my favorite things, I'm so excited to help you design the perfect strategy for a magical day! Learn More About Amanda

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