Start capturing the memories early in your stay. Be sure to get your first Disney's PhotoPass photo taken in the first park you visit to mark the start of your vacation.
Keep your Disney's PhotoPass card in a safe, accessible location. Just in case your card gets lost, write down the 16-digit number from the back so you're sure to have it handy when you're ready to view your photos. Alternatively, or in addition, take a photo of the number on the back of your PhotoPass card(s).
If your party splits up, each person can have their own card. Multiple cards can be combined into one account online.
In general, you’ll find the photographers near the park entrances, main icons and at the majority of Disney character meet and greet locations.
The photographers will take multiple poses at each location to ensure that you get a great variety. Let them help position your party and allow them to take the candid moments as well as the more traditional portrait-style shots.
There are lots of different special effects (Magic Shots) available on PhotoPass pictures taken in the parks. Just ask your photographer if there's a particular one you want (not all photographers may be trained in all effects, or may not be aware of the newer effects)-
Tinker Bell standing in your hands
Holding a bunch of Mickey balloons
Sitting next to Stitch on a bench
Holding a hat which Stitch is coming out of
Holding baby Simba in your arms
Check your photos before you leave the Resort, especially to make sure that any special effects have been added to Magic Shots.
Once you get back home, try adding borders or character signatures to your photos. You can also crop your photos and save them to increase the total number of photos that will appear on your Disney's PhotoCD.
As standard, the photos will come in size 6 x 4" on the PhotoCD. If you'll be printing them out in larger sizes than this, you can save copies of the photo in larger sizes in your PhotoPass account, then they'll be included in those sizes on the CD.
If you have any photos missing on your account when you get home, you can contact Disney's PhotoPass, letting them know the time, date and location when the missing photo was taken and they will try to locate it for you.
PhotoPass photographers may be present at select dining locations and dinner show entrances (e.g. Chef Mickey's, Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show). These photographers are only there to take a set photo which will later be offered to you for sale, and will not take any pictures for on your PhotoPass card.
You may sometimes find a PhotoPass photographer hanging out in the lobby at the deluxe resorts who will take pictures on your PhotoPass card. Guests have reported that these photographers may take a number of photos of your family if they're not busy. (This is separate to the Disney Resort PhotoPass Portrait service.)
PhotoPass photographers will also be happy to take a photo using your own camera. This is useful if you don't intend to make any photo purchases from Disney PhotoPass. Obviously, Magic Shots won't be available for shots on your own camera.
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