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Complete Guide for PhotoPass and at Disneyland by a Veteran User

Complete Guide for PhotoPass and at Disneyland by a Veteran User

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Disneyland rolled out a new update to their app a few days ago that enables PhotoPass photo downloading within the app. As part of that, they also added a PhotoPass+ One Day. Here's the break down of the photo purchasing options at Disneyland and what they include.

PhotoPass+ One Week

This is something you can purchase through the app, online, or in the photo stores inside Disneyland. It's $69 and includes digital downloads for of all photos in your account for ONE seven day period of your choosing:

  • All PhotoPass photos
  • All attraction photos
    • • Radiator Springs Racers
      • Space Mountain
      • Splash Mountain
      • Tower of Terror
      • California Screamin’
  • Dining photos
  • • Surf’s Up Breakfast at PCH Grill
    • Goofy’s Kitchen
    • Ariel’s Grotto
    • Minnie and Friends Breakfast at Plaza Inn
  • Magic Shots
  • runDisney Photos

You can download photos in the app and/or on the website. You have 45 days to download photos. The photos downloaded in the app are full resolution (mine were 300dpi 4000×6000).

Disney PhotoPass Collection

This product can only be purchased at a Disney PhotoPass Sales Center, any dining location with PhotoPass Photographers and all attraction locations with on-ride PhotoPass photo capture. It's $99 and includes

  • Digital downloads of all Disney PhotoPass photos in your account at time of redemption
    • All PhotoPass photos
    • All attraction photos
      • • Radiator Springs Racers
        • Space Mountain
        • Splash Mountain
        • Tower of Terror
        • California Screamin’
    • Dining photos
    • • Surf’s Up Breakfast at PCH Grill
      • Goofy’s Kitchen
      • Ariel’s Grotto
      • Minnie and Friends Breakfast at Plaza Inn
    • Magic Shots
    • runDisney Photos
  • Voucher for a Dining Print Package (Voucher may not be redeemed online. See voucher for restrictions.)
  • Disneyland Resort Gallery Disc, featuring more than 350 high-resolution professional photos from around Disneyland Resort

Disney PhotoPass Collection + Disc

This product can only be purchased at a Disney PhotoPass Sales Center. Digital downloads of your Disney PhotoPass photos will not be available unless theDisneyland mobile app is presented at time of purchase. It's a $119 fee and includes:

  • DVD Disc of all Disney PhotoPass photos in your account at time of redemption
    • All PhotoPass photos
    • All attraction photos
      • • Radiator Springs Racers
        • Space Mountain
        • Splash Mountain
        • Tower of Terror
        • California Screamin’
    • Dining photos
    • • Surf’s Up Breakfast at PCH Grill
      • Goofy’s Kitchen
      • Ariel’s Grotto
      • Minnie and Friends Breakfast at Plaza Inn
    • Magic Shots
    • runDisney Photos
  • Voucher for a Dining Print Package (Voucher may not be redeemed online. See voucher for restrictions.)
  • Disneyland Resort Gallery Disc, featuring more than 350 high-resolution professional photos from around Disneyland Resort

 

PhotoPass+ One Day

PhotoPass+OneDay

This is something you can purchase through the app, online, or in the photo stores inside Disneyland. It's $39 and includes digital downloads for ONE single day of:

  • All PhotoPass photos
  • All attraction photos
    • • Radiator Springs Racers
      • Space Mountain
      • Splash Mountain
      • Tower of Terror
      • California Screamin’
  • Dining photos
  • • Surf’s Up Breakfast at PCH Grill
    • Goofy’s Kitchen
    • Ariel’s Grotto
    • Minnie and Friends Breakfast at Plaza Inn
  • Magic Shots
  • runDisney Photos

You can download photos in the app and/or on the website. You have 45 days to download photos. The photos downloaded in the app are full resolution (mine were 300dpi 4000×6000).

Fine Print from Disney's Terms about the One Day time frame:

  • If you have purchased Disney PhotoPass+ for your 1-Day Visit, the Disney PhotoPass+ Window begins at 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time on the date of the photo selected on the Disneyland app or on Disneyland.com/photopass when purchasing Disney PhotoPass+ (or when redeeming Disney PhotoPass+ purchased in advance) and ends at 5:59 a.m. Pacific Time on the following day.

There is not a pre-order option for PhotoPass+ One Day. You will only see the option to buy PhotoPass+ One Day (or individual photos) AFTER you enter a code from a PhotoPass photo card or a ride photo into the app on your mobile device or online. Then, you will be given the option to purchase THAT day.

Once you've purchased the PhotoPass+ One Day option, you can use the same PhotoPass card that is already linked to your account and photos will automatically be added to your account. You can also generate a QR code in your account on your phone and have the photographer scan that. Each ride photo will need to have the number displayed on the screen entered into your PhotoPass account online, in the app, or in one of the photography stores in DL and DCA.

Annual Pass Photos

If you have an Annual Pass that includes PhotoPass, you can link it to your account by logging into the app, scanning the QR code on the back of your pass, or entering the number. If you get an error message, try logging out of the app and logging back in (this fixed it for me). This was a new feature added to Disney Signature and Signature Plus passports when they were created in 2015. With this pass you receive digital downloads during the length of your annual pass of:

  • All PhotoPass photos
  • All attraction photos
    • • Radiator Springs Racers
      • Space Mountain
      • Splash Mountain
      • Tower of Terror
      • California Screamin’
  • Dining photos
  • • Surf’s Up Breakfast at PCH Grill
    • Goofy’s Kitchen
    • Ariel’s Grotto
    • Minnie and Friends Breakfast at Plaza Inn
  • Magic shots
  • runDisney Photos

You can download photos in the app and/or on the website. You have 45 days to download photos. The photos downloaded in the app are full resolution (mine were 300dpi 4000×6000).

Adding Photos to Your Account

Once you've purchased the PhotoPass+ One Day option (or if you have an Annual Pass that includes PhotoPass photos), you can use the same PhotoPass (or your annual pass) card that is already linked to your account and photos will automatically be added to your account as they are processed (this can be anywhere from a few minutes, to a couple of hours). You can also generate a QR code in your account on your phone and have the photographer scan that. Each ride photo will need to have the number displayed on the preview screen, at the ride exit, entered into your PhotoPass account online, in the app, or in one of the photography stores in DL and DCA. It would be AMAZING if Disney added QR codes in addition to the numbers on the preview screen for ride photos, so we could just scan the QR code to add the photos to our accounts. I really hope that is the direction they are headed at Disneyland.

Inspired Photographers

In Fall of 2015 Disney rolled out the “Inspired Photographer” program where a roaming photographer will grab a group of people and ask if they are interested in doing a mini photo shoot. They will then take you to several different locations near by and take photos. I was able to do this twice on my last trip and and it was a lot of fun! The photos that were taken by the Inspired Photographers are some of my very favorite (unfortunately, due to privacy of the people with me at the time, I can't share those 🙁 online). I guess I just need to go back soon! 😉

Photo CD

When I was at Disneyland the last week of January 2016, they still offered the option of burning the PhotoPass photos to a CD. When I called PhotoPass on 2/6/2016, they said that option was no longer available.

Animated Magic Shots

This deserves a heading all on its own! Disney announced on the Parks blog at the end of January, that there will be NEW animated magic shots very soon! Here are the locations I am aware of (watch our Magic shots post for updates):

My thoughts…

I've had a lot of people asking my thoughts on the new pricing structure.  I have purchased PhotoPass for every single Disney trip I've been on since 2007; it's too many to count, really. Having PhotoPass photos is on the top of my list of Disney must-dos; even above Dole Whip (no, I'm not kidding). I really hope that Disney will add a PhotoPass+ multi day option for Disneyland. I know many of our readers go to Disneyland for 3-5 days and we want all of our PhotoPass photos, but $120-$200 seems like a hefty price to pay. That price puts it more expensive than Disney World and there are soooo many more photo ops at Disney World than Disneyland.

It would be AMAZING if Disney added QR codes in addition to the numbers on the preview screen for ride photos, so we could just scan the QR code to add the photos to our accounts. I really hope that is the direction they are headed at Disneyland.

 See our tips for coordinating your look for better photos at the parks and our tips for better on ride photos too 

 Your Disneyland PhotoPass Resource

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  • Gabrielle McCann

    Thanks for this update Steph – it’s strange that they don’t have a multi-day pass for Disneyland. But then again, we don’t even have Photo Pass at all in HK!

  • We were there 3 days and I purchased it each day so it worked out to be a little less (a few dollars) than if I had bought the old multi-day photo pass. It would be a bummer if you were there for a week though. We had a harder time finding photo pass photographers than we have in the past. I don’t know if it’s because the park was more crowded? They seemed to only be on main street and around the castle in Disneyland and in the entrance and on Paradise Pier in California Adventure.

    It still was worth doing for us because it was the only way to get pictures of the two of us (me and my son) while we were hanging out at Disneyland. Can’t beat that!

  • huladancer1984

    Crazy! We were at Disneyland in late May/first of June 2015 and we were able to buy the old multi day photopass and have our pics burned to a CD. Don’t know if I really like this new photopass option as we usually do at least two days in the parks. Guess I will have to buy it one day at a time.

  • Susan Shingler

    Sorry, I’m confused. At the beginning of this post it says you can purchase a Photo Pass + One Week for $ 69. Yet in your “My Thoughts” section, you quote it much higher. . . . . “I know many of our readers go to Disneyland for 3-5 days and we want all of our PhotoPass photos, but $120-$200 seems like a hefty price to pay”. What am I reading wrong?