Teens Taking Selfie with Donald Duck
  • On Jun 7, 2023
    Samantha from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When taking photos, I’ve been told we can have them taken on phones but does the cast member do it or someone in your party?

    Hi ya, Samantha!

    Welcome to planDisney, and thanks for your question! My photos from our visits to the Disneyland Resort are always my favorite souvenir from the parks. Let's get you ready to make some memories!

    You'll find Disney PhotoPass Photographers across Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, and they are my favorite way to capture photos on our visits! We love using those opportunities to get everyone in our party in the pictures at some of the most iconic areas of the parks. As far as Cast Members taking photos with your camera or phone, the Cast Member I spoke with said there isn't an official policy so it's up to the discretion of each Cast Member. You're welcome to kindly ask them to use your device to take a photo, but please be flexible if they are unable to do so.

    I'm always happy to take a quick photo for other guests in the parks! If you're waiting in line you might ask the party behind you if they'd be willing to snap a picture for you. This is extra helpful when you're meeting a character who doesn't have a Disney PhotoPass Photographer with them. I always offer to return the favor and take some pictures of their party for them, and most people are glad to help. 

    Did you know that purchasing Disney Genie+ Service for the day of your visit includes unlimited downloads of your digital photos taken by Disney PhotoPass Photographers and your attraction photos? Even if the rest of your party isn't using the service it's usually worth it for one person to purchase it and download the photos for the day!

    The other super fun part of Disney Genie+ is having access to Disney PhotoPass Lenses in the Disneyland Mobile App. This feature puts some serious magic into your selfie game and it's a great way to pass the time waiting for shows or attractions.

    Samantha, I wish I could be your personal photographer for the day when you visit the parks! Sadly I can't, but let me know if there's anything else I can help you with as you plan your visit!

    Keep moving forward!

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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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