• On Aug 22, 2009
    Diana from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    The panel has been great in helping me plan our first trip to WDW!My ? is re:photopass.Can anyone get a photopass card or only if you order the CD?Can you order individual pics w/out getting a CD?If so, how much do they cost?I'm so confused!

    Anyone is welcome to get a PhotoPass and have pictures taken by the PhotoPass photographers. This is a free service. The charges come into play only when you decide to buy the CD or individual prints.

    I've used the PhotoPass photographers on many WDW vacations and have only purchased the CD a few times. Your decision about whether you need the CD comes down to how many actual PhotoPass photos you'll want and what you want to do with your images.

    Prices can vary, but individual PhotoPass prints are in the neighborhood of $12 each. The PhotoPass CD is approximately $150 -- or about $100 if you buy it in advance of your trip. So, you can do the math and see that if you're going to want printouts of more than about a dozen pictures, then the CD makes sense. The other factor to consider is that when you buy prints, you are only getting the print, not the digital file. If you're a person who likes to crop or manipulate your photos, or if you're planning on doing something like making holiday cards with your PhotoPass pictures, then buying the CD also makes sense.

    While there are discounts available for early CD purchase, you don't have to make this decision until you're back from your trip. Just save the PhotoPass cards the photographers will give you. When you get home, type the card numbers into your computer at If you love tons of the pictures, buy the CD. If there's only one or two you like, just buy prints of those. Or, you can decide not to purchase anything, the choice is up to you.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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