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  • On Jun 27, 2022
    Brahim from FL 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 we are taking our 15 year old to Disneyland and wanted to take memorable pictures. I have seen pics which we would like her to take holding many balloons from the park. How do I go about arranging this and taking a picture of her with your photographers

    Hi Brahim, and Welcome to planDisney! Thanks so much for stopping by and asking this great question!

    As a mom of a teenage daughter, I can relate to the importance of taking photos and I have a few suggestions for your doing this at The Happiest Place on Earth. Capture Your Moment photo sessions were just announced for the Disneyland Resort and these sessions are available beginning on your arrival date. These photo sessions take place at Disneyland Park and you would have a 20-minute photo session with a Disney PhotoPass photographer. You can check here for reservations. If the dates you check are booked, I would recommend checking again about 24 hours before the date you wish to reserve in case there are last-minute cancellations. Same-day bookings may be available and I would suggest you check with Guest Services at Disneyland as soon as you arrive that day.

    My daughter wanted the balloon photo you mentioned and we took that photo last summer. A Cast Member let my daughter hold the balloons, but they will also be holding onto the bunch and are good about stepping out of view. While there is no guarantee that a Disney PhotoPass photographer can take the photo, you could take it with your camera or mobile device. The most likely place to find a Cast Member with a bunch of balloons is on Main Street, U.S.A., and sometimes you can also find them as you walk towards the Matterhorn Bobsleds.

    We always take photos in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle and there are usually several Disney PhotoPass photographers positioned there. A great spot that is a hidden gem to take photos is to the right of the castle along the walking path. Along that same path, Snow White's wishing well is another great photo spot. If you head to Fantasyland, there is a fun wall by "it's a small world" that also makes for a great photo backdrop. At Disney California Adventure Park, there are many great photo spots around Pixar Pier. I also love taking photos at sunset in Cars Land by the rock areas of Radiator Springs Racers!

    Another suggestion would be to ask a Disney PhotoPass photographer to do a Magic shot when taking your daughter's photo! There are a variety of Magic shots including adding balloons to the photo.

    I have a tip for you! If you decide to add Disney Genie+ to your theme park ticket, you will receive digital downloads of all photos taken that day. Genie+ is also a great way to maximize your time in the theme parks, so it's a great benefit to have!

    I'm excited for you to experience the magic of Disney on the West Coast! If you have any additional questions before you arrive, please feel free to send them to us at planDisney. We would love to help!

    See ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Lisa, Colorado

Hi everyone! I’m Lisa from Colorado where I live Happily Ever After as a mom, wife, and kindergarten teacher! I was raised on all things Disney and fell in love with Walt Disney World Resort on my first visit at six years old. I'm lucky to be an annual Passholder at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World and I love visiting my laughing places as often as possible! I’m so excited to help you plan special memories at The Happiest Place on Earth and The Most Magical Place on Earth! Learn More About Lisa

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