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  • On Aug 3, 2022
    Frankie from OH 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. I wanted to book a photo session to capture a special moment but they are booked the week we are there. Is there any other way to get a photo session/be able to get a photographer to capture the moment?

    Hiya Frankie - welcome to planDisney!

    Thanks for stopping by with your question for our team of panelists. We love to help Guests just like you plan magical vacations, and it's always great to get a question from a fellow Ohioan!

    To say that Walt Disney World Resort's new Capture Your Moment PhotoPass sessions are popular would be a huge understatement, so I'm not entirely surprised that you are finding it challenging to locate an available reservation. Similar to Advance Dining Reservations and many other special treats from the Enchanting Extras Collection, Capture Your Moment sessions can be booked starting 60 days in advance.

    Here at planDisney, we're over-planners, and there are many more Guests just like us out there in the world. Sometimes we initially book a full schedule of experiences, only to later realize that we have too much to do and need to make some cancelations, which opens these reservations up to other Guests! In my experience, I usually start seeing some availability open up about a week prior to my trip, with it peaking 24-48 hours before. I think this is due to Guests taking a last minute look at their plans the week before and making adjustments, and most reservations have a 24-hour cancellation policy, which is why there are often some last-minute openings. The best advice I have is to keep checking!

    If you ultimately aren't able to secure a reservation, there are sometimes same-day appointments available at the Theme Parks for Capture Your Moment sessions. Ask a Cast Member for details and to be directed to the appropriate location in the park. Don't forget that there are hundreds of professional Disney PhotoPass photographers throughout all four magical Theme Parks, so even if you can't book a private session, you're still going to have oodles of professional photos at your fingertips. Be sure to check out your photo purchase options before your trip - you can save on Memory Maker by purchasing in advance!

    No matter what, I know you're going to have a magical trip. The Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration is in full force with exciting new attractions, entertainment, food, and so much more!

    Ryan J.
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Meet the Panelist: Ryan, Ohio

Hi, everyone! I’m Ryan from Ohio and am so happy that you’re here! By day (and most nights and weekends), I'm a business professor mentoring the next generation of leaders. In my free time I love outdoor activities and traveling with my family and friends, scarfing down ice cream, and, of course, all things Disney! I can’t wait to help your crew plan a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Ryan

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