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  • On Jul 14, 2023
    Jennifer from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We purchased Genie+ for our upcoming trip which I know includes PhotoPass. How does this work? Does the photographer have to scan your magic band to get the photos into your app? Just want to make sure I know how things work ahead of time! Thank you!

    Hello again, Jennifer, and welcome back to planDisney! You have been asking some absolutely fantastic questions and we're so glad you're here!

    I'm glad to hear you purchased Disney Genie+ service - it looks like your trip will be here before you know it! I almost always purchase this for our trips to the Disneyland Resort for the perks of Lightning Lane entrances and unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos

    You can find Disney PhotoPass photographers all around the parks. They're often standing in some of the most iconic photo locations and make getting photos of your group so much more convenient.

    When walking up to a PhotoPass photographer, I recommend pulling up the Disneyland mobile app, selecting the menu button, and then the "Photos" option. Here, you'll want to tap "Link Photos" in the top right, which will bring up an option that says "Show PhotoPass Code." Right after the Cast Member takes your photo, you can show them this QR code, which they'll scan and you'll see your hot-off-the-presses photos in the Photos section of your mobile app! 

    From my experience, the photos usually load in within 5-10 minutes but sometimes can take longer. Once they're loaded in, you can view them in the Disneyland mobile app and download them straight to your device! 

    Thank you again for your question, Jennifer! I hope you're staying as cool as possible in our Arizona mid-summer heat wave - hoping the monsoons arrive soon! In the meantime, have a phenomenal time visiting the Happiest Place on Earth.

    Have a Magical Day,
    Greg 
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, Arizona

Hello there! Greg here from sunny Arizona. I'm a husband, dad to two kiddos under five, and an avid fan of all things Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars. I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since I was 5 and have loved making all new magical memories as a family of 4. I enjoy helping friends get the most out of their trip to the Disneyland Resort, and I am excited to help you plan your most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Greg

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