Everything You Need to Know About PhotoPass+ One Week and One Day

Updated September 26, 2016

Disneyland offers two PhotoPass+ packages now:
Disney PhotoPass+ One Week for $69
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Disney PhotoPass+ One Day for $39 
Let’s take a look at these two basic packages and then some additional options as well.

What is PhotoPass+?

Simply put, PhotoPass+ is Disneyland’s photography system. It was designed for Disney parks so that everyone in your group could be captured in photos. Rather than having that one person who holds the camera or mobile device missing from your entire trip history, he or she can now be seen! It’s a Disney miracle.

Throughout the park, you’ll find PhotoPass+ photographers in iconic locations, with characters and more. Having a photographer take your photo is free. After your photo or photos are taken, the photographer will give you a PhotoPass+ card that looks like this:


Hold onto this card. If you choose not to use your mobile device for PhotoPass+ (we’ll cover that option soon), do your best to keep this card handy so that you can give it to the next photographer….and then the next….and the next…….so that all of your images are in one place. You could essentially get a new card with every new photo taken, but you’ll be putting yourself at risk for losing the cards and then also, it will be a pain to scan or enter them all in once you link the card(s) to your PhotoPass+ account.

(If you use a PhotoPass+ card for capturing images, snap a photo of the back of it with your mobile device. The unique code on the back will be good to have in case you lose the card at some point. Or your kid throws it in the trash. Or another kid eats it.)

So, you have these photos now from around the park. How do you see them?

To link your photos from your card to your account, enter the 16-digit PhotoPass ID found on your PhotoPass card in the Disneyland mobile app or at Disneyland website/PhotoPass. You can link attraction photos to your account by entering the 8-character Photo ID found at the attraction photo preview wall after you exit the ride. Once you are ready to purchase Disney PhotoPass+ One Week or One Day, visit the Disneyland website/PhotoPass and select “Additional Products.”

Regardless of which purchase you make, you will own your images to print and share as you wish.

Disney PhotoPass+ One Week – $69

This package includes the following:
  • all your Disney PhotoPass photos
  • attraction photos and videos (Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, California Screamin’, Radiator Springs Racers and Tower of Terror) *not sure yet what this ‘video’ part means, but the Disneyland PhotoPass site included it; will keep you updated
  • dining photos (including participating character meals)
  • Magic Shots

This package is good for 7 consecutive days. Enjoy 45 days to download your images. To redeem your purchase, simply choose a photo and select “Activate” in the Disneyland mobile app or web.

Character meals are included. Scroll down for more on that.


Disney PhotoPass+ One Day – $39

This package includes the following:
  • all your Disney PhotoPass photos
  • attraction photos and videos (Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, California Screamin’, Radiator Springs Racers and Tower of Terror) *not sure yet what this ‘video’ part means, but the Disneyland PhotoPass site included it; will keep you updated
  • dining photos (including participating character meals)
  • Magic Shots

This package is good for 1 park day. 1 park day = Any or all images between open and close at the Disneyland Resort. (It does not equal 24 hours total.) Enjoy 45 days to download your images. To redeem your purchase, simply choose a photo and select “Activate” in the Disneyland mobile app or web. If you pre-purchase any of these options, don’t panic thinking you’re activating it and wasting your days outside of the park. You physically cannot activate the package without attaching a photo taken by a PhotoPass+ Photographer. So, you’re good if you’re in Australia with a purchased package. Don’t fret thinking the package is going to waste. You didn’t push any wrong buttons. 🙂

Character meal images are included. Scroll down for more on that.


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Disney PhotoPass Collection & Disney PhotoPass Collection + Disc

In addition to the One Week and One Day options, consider the following packages:

Disney PhotoPass Collection – $99 + tax

This package includes the following:

  • Digital downloads of all Disney PhotoPass photos in your account at time of redemption. This means that you receive ALL of the images in your PhotoPass account for up to 45 days. You will receive a product code redeemable at the Disneyland website/PhotoPass for unlimited digital downloads of all PhotoPass photos that are viewable in your account at the time you redeem the code. PhotoPass photos expire 45 days after the date they are taken, so you’ll essentially get 45 days of 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

*Why would you buy this package? – If you’re already planning on purchasing the One Week option and you have a character meal scheduled, this option is a good value. For only $30 more, you’ll receive the voucher for the dining print package (a $32.95 value) and the resort gallery disc, which will give you hundreds of photos from around DLR. No need to take your own photos around the park. Take home a professional’s instead. If you are at the parks for more than 7 days, this package is an excellent value.

*When should you buy this package? – Purchase the package prior to your character meal so that you can collect your prints when you dine, but don’t redeem the “big” product code (that covers your entire visit) until the end of your trip so that you get all of the images in your PhotoPass account. You may collect images for this package throughout your visit on a PhotoPass card or your mobile device. But, you have to purchase the actual package before your character meal in order to get the voucher for the prints at your meal. At the end of your visit, redeem the code to collect all of your images before and after your purchase.

The voucher for a dining print package will be exchanged for prints from your dining experience. The prints will be given to you at the end of your meal. Prints include one pose and 4 qty 4″x6″ and 1 qty 6″x8″. They come in a cute folder from the restaurant and look like this:


****The $99 Collection 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.

Disney PhotoPass Collection + Disc – $119 + tax

This package includes the following:

  • All of the above plus a DVD disc with all (of your personal) Disney PhotoPass photos in your account at the time of purchase.

*Why should you buy this package? – If the digital world makes you nervous and you prefer to have a hard copy of your images, this option makes sense. Pay $20 more than the Disney PhotoPass Collection and receive everything it offers plus your own images on a DVD disc.

*When should you buy this package? – Purchase the package prior to your character meal so that you can collect your prints when you dine, but don’t redeem the product code until the end of your trip so that you get all of the images in your PhotoPass account. You may collect images for this package throughout your visit on a PhotoPass card or your mobile device. But, you have to purchase the actual package before your character meal in order to get the voucher for the prints at your meal. At the end of your visit, redeem the code to collect all of your images before and after your purchase. You will collect the images onto the disc just once. So, do this on the very last day so that you don’t miss any photos taken.

****The $119 Collection can only be purchased at a Disney PhotoPass Sales Center. Digital downloads of your Disney PhotoPass photos will not be available unless the Disneyland mobile app is presented at time of purchase. You do not have to use the mobile app to collect your images during your visit, but you have to use the app to make the actual purchase at the end of your visit.

Dining Print Voucher and Photo Disc

Here is what the Dining Print Voucher (included in both Collections) looks like. You will receive this upon purchasing the $99 or $119 Collections in the park. The voucher can be redeemed at the following character dining locations:

Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel

Surf’s Up! Breakfast with Mickey and Friends at the PCH Grill at Paradise Pier Hotel

Ariel’s Grotto in California Adventure

Minnie’s Breakfast in the Park at the Plaza Inn in Disneyland.

Learn more about all of your character meal options before visiting. And, note that the 5th character meal option, the Critter Breakfast at Storytellers Cafe at the Grand Californian Hotel, does not include the PhotoPass+ option of any kind.


Here is what the Disneyland Resort Gallery Disc (included in both Collections) looks like. It includes 350 professional images from around the resort.



Character Meals

Character meal images are included in all four options – One Day, One Week, the $99 Collection and the $119 Collection. The images from these events work a bit differently because the image won’t be scanned into your device or card. You will be given a code (similar to one that you use on attraction photos) to enter into the system to retrieve your image(s).

That code looks like this. Once you show confirmation of payment for any of the PhotoPass+ options, a piece of paper with a unique code on it – like this – will be given to you. That code is attached to the image(s) you took at your character meal. You’ll enter that code into your system at a later time (Don’t use park hours messing with PhotoPass+. Collect photos and keep moving.)


If you plan on enjoying any of the 4 character dining options at the resort and wish to retrieve your image(s), you must pre-purchase the PhotoPass+. This can be the One Day or One Week or one of the Collections listed above, but you must have your package paid for before Disney will release those images to you from the dining locations.

Here is why: The system at the dining locations works a bit like the attraction photos, where you enter an actual number into your PhotoPass+ account to view and keep your image. The dining locations don’t have the ability to watermark the photos they take, as all of your other images will include, until you purchase them. So, if you want your image(s) from character dining, make your decision ahead of time regarding which PhotoPass+ option you want.

If you are not aware of all of these fun details, you will be given the chance to purchase

How to Purchase the One Week or One Day Option on Your Mobile Device

You may purchase the product through the Disneyland App, Disneyland.com/PhotoPass or at PhotoPass Sales Centers in the parks. You do not have to purchase it before your trip or even during your trip. This can be done when you get home.

First, download the free Disneyland app. I encourage you to use this for dozens of reasons during your visit, above and beyond the PhotoPass+ option. It’s a fantastic tool for character locating, attraction wait times, the entertainment schedule, dining options, etc. There is no need any longer for 3rd party apps. The free Disneyland version is most accurate and easiest to use. It looks like this:


While purchasing either the One Day or One Week option, your mobile device will look like this:
Once you ‘activate’, you will see this screen. To go into your photos and the PhotoPass+ One Day or One Week system, you will click on that ‘PhotoPass Code” icon to the top right:
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Then, as you take photos throughout the park, you can hand your mobile device to the PhotoPass photographer to scan a QR code that looks like this:
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Finally, you can view and share all of your photos from a screen that looks like this:
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Where to Find PhotoPass+ Photographers

In addition to Town Square, Main Street, Sleeping Beauty Castle, with characters, and at select character meals, you can find PhotoPass+ photographers on the move around the park. Look for them in each of the following locations:

At Disneyland Park:

  • New Orleans Square
  • Mark Twain Riverboat
  • Fantasyland
  • Mickey’s Toontown
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds

At Disney California Adventure Park:

  • Buena Vista Street
  • Hollywood Land
  • Cars Land
  • Radiator Springs Racers
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

You can use the free Disneyland app to locate photographers. Click on PhotoPass at the menu along the top of the screen:


PhotoPass+ photographers can be found at 4 out of the 5 character meals at the Disneyland Resort. While they won’t follow you around to meet characters throughout the meal, the photographers will take your photo(s) upon arrival. These images will be included in your PhotoPass+ One Week or One Day purchase, as well as the Collections. Participating character meals include: Minnie’s Breakfast in the Park at Disneyland, Ariel’s Disney Princess Celebration at California Adventure, Goofy’s Kitchen at The Disneyland Hotel and Surf’s Up! Breakfast with Mickey and Friends at Paradise Pier Hotel.

Scroll down through this post from Disney for a map showing where to find photographers in both parks.

Here is what a PhotoPass+ photographer looks like. They always have the light khaki vest on:


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What about runDisney Races?

It finally happened! PhotoPass+ photographers will be capturing your runDisney race photos on the track. Those photos are included as part of an active Disney PhotoPass+ One Day or Disney PhotoPass+ One Week purchase.  runDisney will provide instructions on linking up to 5 race bib numbers to your PhotoPass account. The One Day package will suffice for the race and will cover you for it and a park visit that day. If you’re staying longer than one day, the One Week version will be more cost effective.


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Details and Strategy Points:

  • If you are interested in, but unsure of the PhotoPass+ One Day product, don’t pre-purchase. Collect images via the free PhotoPass card throughout your visit. Then, once you’re finished and home, review all of your images online. You will have 45 days to do this. They will be organized per day, so you’ll be able to choose which days are worth purchasing and which are not. Some days might include only one or two photos worth keeping. Skip that purchase, buy the images individually, or consider the week purchase if enough justify the cost.
  • Multiple PhotoPass cards can be added to this PhotoPass+ One Week and One Day purchase, so scan several at a time whether you’re purchasing in the park or from home. (This means that if your party splits up, anyone can grab PhotoPass cards throughout the park to add to your purchase.)
  • Because the park does not have wifi, your mobile device will eat data throughout the day if you choose to pre-purchase the PhotoPass+ One Day and use the QR code for images. If you’re worried about this, don’t use your mobile device and instead use the free PhotoPass card provided by the photographers in the park. Upon returning to your hotel room or even back home, load the cards to your mobile device or online.
  • Reviewing your day’s photos from your hotel room each night of your trip will allow you to see if any did not load to your account. (This happens randomly….it’s not a perfect system…..images get lost sometimes.) If this happens, you may visit the photo shops on site to see if they can find an image that you’re looking for. (By narrowing down date/time/location, etc.) If they cannot, at least you’ll be able to recreate the image since you’re still onsite. If you wait until you get home to review all of your images, you’ll miss that chance.
  • For ride (attraction) photos, use your phone or mobile device to take a screen shot of that unique code that appears when you see your photo on the screen right after riding. You’ll later need to enter that code into the system to retrieve your photo.
  • Most special events like the Halloween Party will include PhotoPass photographers. Images taken at these events will be included in any PhotoPass package purchased.
  • Borders are no longer offered in the PhotoPass+ One Day or One Week product. If you want to add borders to your photos, you’ll need to visit one of the Photo Shops on site (Photo Supply Store on Main Street at Disneyland or Kingswell Camera Supply on Buena Vista Street in California Adventure). They can then pull your images from your PhotoPass card and add borders before printing physical photos from your images. Adding borders digitally is no longer an option, unfortunately. Pricing for printed photos can be found here:


  • Magic Shots are included in your PhotoPass+ One Day product and should appear in your images once you purchase. A magic shot is created when a photo shop cast member drops in an image after the photograph has been taken. You will pose in the parks pretending to see a Disney character (for example, Tinker Bell in someone’s hand) and then once the image is downloaded to your One Day purchase, the image will be complete with the Disney character. Magic shots are taken in select areas of the park. Ask your photographer if he or she can do one for you.
  • Photo prints outs at character meals are not part of the One Week or One Day product. You may still purchase these onsite at the dining locations for $32.95, but they are not connected to either PhotoPass+ purchase.
  • If you decide to upgrade the One Week or One Day packages to one of the PhotoPass Collections (the $99 or $119 versions), you may still receive the printed photos from your character meal. Those will be printed at the photo shop in the park, so they won’t come with the cute folder like those do from the character meal, but you can still get them at a later point.
  • If you have any issues with PhotoPass+ One Week or One Day, let Disney know by calling 407-560-4300.

General Photo Tips

  • Remove bags or backpacks if it’s convenient for your photos.
  • Take your sunglasses off.
  • Back your stroller up from the photo if kids are able to stand or be held.
  • Be creative with your line up and don’t always stand in the same place. Mix it up or ask the photographer to place you.
  • Have fun! Be happy or goofy……you’re at Disneyland…….no need to do the school picture, perfect posture pose. Or be disgruntled like my 9 year old in all of our photos. Totally up to you. Characters at Disneyland will show you all sorts of ways to pose if you ask them for tips. In fact, they each have a signature pose. Check out my characters post for more ideas. 11535729_781987998565512_7181815050089612656_n-300x225
  • Insider note: Find Eric, PhotoPass+ photographer who works in Fantasyland (and surrounding areas) for the best photography experience. He works tirelessly to get the absolute shot you’re after and will spend all the time you need until you get it.
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  1. Ok so I’ve read this section about 18 times lol. I just want to make sure I’m understanding correctly. We are going to be in the parks for 8 days. We are doing 2 character meals. Hoping to get some photos with characters and at attractions etc. I’m thinking my best bet is buying the $99 collection in the park. If I’m correct I can buy this my first day and just show my receipt at the character meals for the photo code and then add into my photopass account all my ride photos and photo pass card numbers. Then once my trip is complete I would redeem the code for my collection thus obtaining all my photos from rides, characters, meals and other spots for the whole 8 days??? Basically wanting to make sure I get the ride photos the meal photos plus anything else like a character or castle photo as well…. thanks in advance!

    • Hi there. Upon purchasing the Collection in the park, you will be given a paper voucher to redeem at your character meal for the actual print outs of the photo. If you want print outs from the second meal, you can pay for them at the meal. The images from rides, all around the park, etc…..will be added to your account. This purchase will cover all 8 days. Hope that helps!

      • Thanks! If I dont need print outs from the character meal can I get the code to enter if I just show my receipt from purchasing the $99 collection? I don’t know if I will have an email confirmation because I’m buying it in the park…

  2. Sorry if this is a repeat comment, but here’s what we experienced re: photo pass at offsite character breakfasts: Went to Goofy’s Kitchen this weekend. Was already 2 days in to using a 1-week pass. To get the digital photos linked to our photo pass account we had to show them the actual email confirmation of our 1-week photo pass purchase. My advice: Make sure you have a printed copy of the original email or are able to bring it up on your phone.

  3. If my family has a character breakfast before the park “officially” opens and I want to purchase one of the packages not available online ($119 one) will the photoshop be accessible and open so I can purchase it before the character breakfast? Also can you use a Disney gift card to pay for the photo pass in person? I noticed online you have to purchase with a visa. Thank you!

    • I have a similar question! We arrive in the afternoon and are doing Goofy’s dinner at one of the hotels but will not actually go going into the parks until the next day. I want to get the $99 package, but I want to be sure pictures from that first night are included. We have another character meal (Ariel) on the last day that I want to actually use the photo package for, if that helps??

      • They will sell you the $99 package at Goofy’s Kitchen, so you will be able to start everything there. You can use the photo print voucher at Goofy’s or at Ariel’s for print outs. All images will be included in your package – no problem.

        • Yay! I was just wondering the same question too. We are doing Goofys before going into parks and then might end the trip with Stitch. We’ve gotten a Goofy package before but not Surf’s Up so I’d prefer to use the coupon for that but still want my image from Goofy!
          Thanks for all your help Casey!

  4. We just returned back home from a great trip to Disney. We were unsure on which photo pass package so we were going to see how the trip went. Karma got the best of me in the hotel shuffle and all of our passes were left. Will Disney search for your images if you aren’t on site? I can narrow down the day/time within the hour.

  5. Hi, I am still very unsure on what to do. I leave for the US on October 5th, and have a DLR visit planned on October 12th (and staying for 5 days). Can I purchase the 69$ today already on the website? Do they send you something to your home address? Or I purchase it today, and don’t do anything with it untill October 12th, and then activate it on the website?

    • Hi, Nathalie.

      You may purchase it now or in the park. It makes no difference. Everything is handled via email, so nothing to wait for in the mail. It will only be activated when you enter the park or a Disney restaurant and attach a photo to your app or website, so you physically cannot activate it until you arrive.

      • Thank you! I like to be prepared, hehe, so wanted to get it all sorted before actually leaving for the US. So will just order it already from the website, so everything is taken care of before I leave/ visit the parks 🙂

  6. I understand that you cannot add borders any longer but can you still edit your photos online, like zoom in and crop etc? I liked being able to take a pic and zoom in and crop out some of the surroundings or to get a nice close up of our family.

  7. I love your site sooo much! Thank You!
    Do you know this one; if I were to scan the photopass card they give me at the beginning of the day into my app right then, could I still use that card the rest of the day and have it keep adding the photos? Therefor if it gets lost or since I don’t want to drain my battery. Or am I supposed to wait until we leave he park at night and back at the hotel before scanning the cards?

  8. Just a quick question: When using the Photkpass+ for the week option, how long after the trip so I have the option to buy the pictures? When I link the photos do i get to see them right away and then purchase them when I get home? We are going to DLR on Oct 18th through the 23rd but wont be home til the 26th. Can I still buy the photopass + option then?

  9. Hi Casey, amazing site! I will be going in November, running in the runDisney race, dining at the Minnie in the Park character dining, etc. Based on all that I’m reading, I’m best off getting the $99 collection that I cannot purchase/activate until arrival. Sound right?

  10. Casey, it is important to note that if you purchase the Disney Photopass Collection is not exactly a step above the Disney Photopass + One Week. I went into Main Street Photo Supply and purchased the Photopass Collection, having had done all 4 character dinings and they told me that I would not be able to receive the digital prints for the hotel character dinings with the Collection…so they had to refund me and I had to purchase the Photopass + One Week. I spent about 2 hours in there, it was very frustrating and I don’t know why they do that. I wanted to have all my dining photos and the disc…but apparently you cannot have both!

  11. Thank you for this information! Very helpful. I do have a few more questions. We bought a 3 day pass to Disneyland and are planning to go 2 days in October with our 1-year-old and then 1 day in November without the baby. What package would you recommend?

    Also, just to clarify, when I buy the photo pass I am able to download ALL the pictures from the park and print them myself?

  12. I’m so confused! So I don’t buy anything until I get to Disneyland? Do I have to buy pictures in addition to buying the photo pass? I’m going to go for 2 days, so should I just buy the week long one because it’s cheaper than buying 2 days? Can I just collect the cards and do everything when I get home or do I need to do something every day with my cell phone? I don’t want to use an app for my phone because I’m worried about draining my battery. Sorry for all the questions! I just want to make sure that I understand everything becfore I go. Thank you.

    • You won’t have to use the app and you don’t have to buy it until after your trip if you wish. The week long is best for anything above one day. Collect the cards and enter them when you are finished with your trip. Printed pictures are an additional cost. With the week long package, you can print all that you want once you’re home.

  13. Me and My entire Ohana which is a total of 20 people are going to Disneyland in a month. My parents wanted to purchase the PhotoPass+ One Week and just screenshot the code and send it to everyone so we can have all of our photos on one account and have them printed out and placed in an album for everyone. I wanted tot know if i will need to purchase the PhotoPass+ One Week plus the Disney PhotoPass Collection if i wanted all of my photos combined and physical prints of the photos?

    • You don’t need both options – only the Photo Pass Collection. That will include all of your images. Rather than screen shotting the code, I would have everyone use a PhotoPass card and then enter the cards each evening into your account. With a screen shot, the code might not be scannable…….so the card is an easier way to go.

  14. Casey, thank you so much for this post! Two cast members didn’t know the details for the $99 collection. I finally got a third one who confirmed the info you gave, so I purchased the package, used the dining voucher at Ariel’s Grotto the next day, and redeemed the code when we returned home yesterday (after two calls to get missing photos added to my account) so I could download all of our trip pics. Thank you for always keeping us well informed!

  15. Forgive me if this was ask already! I didn’t see it 🙂 I am for sure doing the week photopass. We have my family of four but also my sister in law and her family of 6. Can we all be on one week long pass? Or is it best to have each family get their own??

    • You may all share the same PhotoPass. There is no limit to the amount of cards you can scan into one purchase. Just be careful with collecting the cards so that you don’t lose any images.

  16. i have a question about linking your photopass to your race bib. I saw that you can link up to 5 bibs per photopass, but is that per day or total? for example i have 3 people in my group, and running on 3 different days – so 3 on Saturday and 3 on Sunday – can i link all those bibs? it is still just 3 people in our group.

    • Hi, Heather. I haven’t seen a clear answer on this. Since this is new, the PhotoPass cast members are still learning, too. I would call the PhotoPass number in this post to confirm before your race.

  17. This has all been GREAT info… but i haven’t seen this scenario yet.

    We are going to the parks starting on a Monday, but we decided to go to our character dinner at Goofy’s Kitchen on Sunday evening before we start going to the parks, after we check into the hotel. We want to buy the Photopass Collection or the Collection +Disk so we can get the printed character dining photo package. How do we do this?

    And to be clear, if we get the week long photopass ($69) and the Collection +Disk ($119) the total will be $188 plus tax?

    • You may purchase the $99 collection at Goofy’s Kitchen to start your package. You’ll be given the meal print voucher there. Then, you can upgrade it in the park to the $119 if you’re interested. That has to be done at the photo shops. No need to get the week long photopass and the collection, however. Your images are included in the collection.

  18. Hello! First and foremost, thank you for all this info. The website to purchase doesn’t give very much information. I am still however a little confused and have a few questions I hope you can clarify for me. I went back in 2014 and got the photopass+ and loved it. My next visit is December 2016 and I want to make sure I understand everything prior to going.
    1. My previous experience let me edit all the photos they took online and change boarders and such on the individual pictures. Is this not an option anymore?
    2. If I preorder, do they send physical cards to me or is it just a code?
    3. If I add the photo pass code to the Disneyland app, does it activate immediately, or does it start from when I first arrive and they snap the first picture?
    4. I’m going on a Monday, Tuesday, and then the following Monday. I’m assuming it would be best to purchase the week pass and then an additional one day pass. Are these 2 different passes able to combine on to one account? How would I put both pass codes onto my Disneyland app?…or do I have to wait till one is used up then put the next one on?

    I apologize for my lack of understanding. I’m an “over-planner” (as you can tell by my asking several months prior to our trip). I just want to make sure I’m not confused once I’m on my trip.

    Thank you for your time, help, and expertise!


    • Hi, Jayme.

      Glad I could help! Here are your answers:

      1. The current options do not allow editing or borders. 🙁
      2. You may purchase a package from your mobile device, but you won’t receive anything in the mail. You will activate your account in the park once you’re there to use it. That will get you started. The PhotoPass+ photographers will hand you a card at each photo op. I recommend keeping the same card (or a small amount) to cut down on the risk of losing images (by losing cards).
      3. The package will not activate until you actually push the “activate” button.
      4. It would be more cost effective and less trouble for you to purchase the $99 or $119 collection. Those allow up to 45 days of images.

      Hope this helps!

      • Thank you for the fast response. Those answers helped immensely. I do have one more question. Where do you get the $99 and/or $119 collection? I don’t see that option in the app or online.

        • You have to be in the parks to purchase the $99 and the $119 collections. I note where you can buy each within this post.

          For the $99 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.

          And, the $119 collection:

          This product can only be purchased at a Disney PhotoPass Sales Center.

          PhotoPass Sales Centers include Main Street Photo Supply at Disneyland and Kingswell Camera Shop at DCA.

  19. Hi Casey,
    We are coming end of September for 4 days and also doing Minnie’s breakfast so were thinking of the week plan. We are not needing printed photos at Minnie’s breakfast but to get the download number for this breakfast I need to pre-purchase the week plan is that right?
    Is there anyway of adding a DVD at all without having to buy the collection packages?
    Thanks so much!

    • You should not have to pre-purchase, as the character meal images should be available to you with the week plan, which can be bought before, during or after your trip. If you’re not interested in printed photos, go with the week plan. No option to add the DVD without going up in packages. 🙁

  20. Casey,

    I did the old photopass when I was in DL December of 2015 and we loved it. What exactly is the difference between the old photopass and the photopass plus for the one week package besides the lack of character dining photos and the CD? I just have to have the code on my phone and they don’t give you the plastic card anymore?

    • Hi, Jessica. You can still use the plastic cards. You don’t have to use your phone and I recommend not if you’re worried about your battery. You can collect all of the images on the card and then scan the card to your account on the website or phone. The biggest differences include as you mentioned, plus this package is only for 7 days, where as the previous was up to 2 weeks. You also had to pre-purchase the old one. This one, you don’t have to.

  21. It seems like an amazing deal! Especially if you get the photo each time you ride one of the included attractions. Those alone cost, what?, at least $10 each? And to get all the photos with characters around the park, as well as shots around the park AND magic shots? All for 70 bucks?! Seems too good to be true! I know the photographers will take pics with your camera but Id rather not have to worry about it and just let them do their thing, probably with better quality, too. Haha!

  22. Thanks for all your insight! We will be at DL for 4 days at the end of August. To clarify, if I purchase the Photopass+ one week option, I will be able to view and download all of the photos taken by a DL photographer and the photos taken at the attractions, correct? In the past, I’ve purchased a CD at the end of our trip and the individual attraction photos separately. This seems like a much better deal! If I am understanding this new system correctly, can I pre-purchase the Photopass+ one week option or should I purchase it on the first day of our visit?

    Thanks again!

    • You can purchase now or when you arrive. All attraction images are included! Just be sure to grab those codes when you see your pics to enter into your app or site later on. No CDs for the week package now. But such a great deal!

      • Thanks for the quick reply! As long as I’m able to download all of the pictures, I’m happy. Much easier than waiting in the long lines at the park to purchase the CD.

  23. We are just leaving Disneyland after a fun week. Just FYI, we had bought the one week online before arriving. Once here we decided we wanted to try and upgrade to the $99 collection, we asked at both photo shops in the park and two attractions, no one was able to do it. Also, we did the Minnie breakfast at the Plaza and Ariel’s grotto princess lunch and neither would give us the photopass code without buying the print package. We didn’t love the Plaza once so we just said ok, but I ended up buying a print package I didn’t really need at Ariel’s just for the download code, paid more total than I would have for the $99 package and sadly still don’t have the professional photo collection. It seems there is still a lot of mis-information and confusion about the new products right now!

    • Thank for the info. I’m learning each location is still learning the new products. I would call the phone number in this post and let them know your experience. You deserve more than you received. 🙁

    • I had a similar experience this morning at Paradise Pier – the person selling the printed photos told me she could only give me the Photopass code if I purchased the prints. When I said, I thought it was included with Photopass+, she said that was true, but she would only give me the code if I had already purchased (which I hadn’t because I was waiting to make sure the runDisney photos had uploaded first). She then told me once I had purchased, I could go to one of the shops in the park to get the code. I explained that since yesterday was our last day in the parks, that wasn’t really an option either. Later she came back with a card with the Photopass customer service number and said if I called after I purchased the package and told them the date and time we dined at Paradise Pier, I could get the code that way. All of this seemed really unduly complicated, especially since, as I understand it, being able to link the code would not give me access to the photos unless I’d purchased Photopass+ anyway. (Finally, a member of my party ended up buying the printed photos.)

  24. Sorry, what did I miss? I’m trying to buy the 1 week pass on my app and it is only showing the 1 day pass. Can I pre-purchase the one week pass?

  25. Thanks for all this information on PhotoPass. I am a WDW regular and just returned from a 5 day Disneyland trip, all of your advice was wonderful. We did purchase the $69 one week PhotoPass on the first day of our trip and prior to our meal at Plaza Inn (they just handed me the photopass code when they went around selling the photos after I told them I prepurchased the photopass). That turned out to be one of our best pictures of the week. My 5 year old also looks disgruntled for photos (even if she had been having the time of her life 3 minutes prior!). Oh well, they took a few pics of just me and my husband which are also nice to have! I found there were not quite as many PhotoPass peeps at DL as at WDW. We never saw any down in front of the Mickey’s Fun Wheel at DCA in the morning which was surprising since it’s so iconic to the park. They were more apt to volunteer to take pictures with your phone since you are already handing it to them though.

  26. The attraction “videos” may be similar to what PhotoPass videos do at WDW. They use their professional stock footage of the attraction and they include a short clip or two of you riding on the attraction.

    I would assume that if this is the case an attraction video from Radiator Springs Racers would show some footage of the track, some of the characters, and then a clip of the guests racing along.

  27. Hi, thank you so much for your amazing site!

    Your advice was invaluable for my family’s DL vacation last year, and I’m in the midst of planning this year’s vacation (yay! :)). The best purchase I made by far was the old PhotoPass + package, and then I purchased several items using those pictures, including the photo album, mugs, ornaments, and even a magnet.

    I’m quite excited they are offering a multi-day PhotoPass again, but I’m really upset they no longer offer the photo albums (and magnets, cards, ornaments, mugs, etc.). Our photo album from last year is my favorite souvenir from our 2015 vacation.

    Have you heard anything about DL PhotoPass offering the PhotoPass merchandise again, especially the photo album?

    I was also hoping for some clarification on the new PhotoPass plan. It looks like we can buy a DVD of the entire week of pictures once the week is over, but the only way to get printed pictures of the character breakfast from our last day as part of the package (no park, just Goofy’s kitchen) is if I purchase the DVD option before I leave the park on the last day, which means the Goofy’s kitchen pictures won’t be on the DVD (though I should be able to download them). Do I understand that correctly?

    Thanks again,

    • Sorry- one more bit of clarification needed – I know I need to pre-purchase the PhotoPass+ to get the character pics, but if I also want to get the DVD I have to wait until the end of the week to buy it. Are the options mutually exclusive? Or can I buy the PhotoPass+ at the beginning of the week, ensuring I get all of the character meal and ride pics throughout the week, and then upgrade to the DVD package at the end of my last day? If we can upgrade to the DVD package later, I think that will give me the entire week of pics on a DVD plus a voucher so I can get printed pics of the Goofy’s Kitchen breakfast on our last day, when we won’t be going to the parks. Also, since we’d have the digital option with the PhotoPass+ one week option, I should have access to the Goofy’s Kitchen pictures for download even though they won’t be on the DVD. Whew! 🙂 Thanks!

      • You may buy the PhotoPass Collections at the beginning of the week (to get the dining event photo voucher), but you should not redeem your code until the very end of your trip so that you receive every photo from your visit. Once you redeem that code, you have ended the package’s life. Only the $99 and $119 collections include the dining event photo voucher, so you will want one of those purchased prior to your character meal. Since your meal is AFTER you leave the park, you should have that voucher to use at Goofy’s the next day. I’m checking on how to attach the images from Goofy’s to the gallery and DVD and will update this post once I know. Sorry for the delay!

    • Hi, Teresa.

      Thanks for your patience. I just rewrote this post, so take a look again for lots more info. Regarding your questions, I have not heard of any merchandise coming back. You can, of course, use the images to create your fun pieces on Shutterfly.com or the like. But, Disney doesn’t offer it currently. I’m checking on the Goofy’s Kitchen question – it’s on my list – during my next park visit, which will be this weekend. I couldn’t get a clear answer this week, so I’m going to keep trying. Check back in this post for info on that or feel free to email me at [email protected] for an answer.

      • Thank you so much, Casey! I really appreciate your help!!

        It’s still a little confusing to me because of the terminology they’re using. It says that the DVD will include all pictures in the PhotoPass account at the time of “purchase,” which implies you only get the pictures present at the time you actually pay for the $119 package (rather than at the time the code is redeemed). However, your post leads me to believe the DVD will include all pics in the PhotoPass account at the time of activation (redemption) of the product code (which gives much more flexibility). Would you please find out which is correct? I’m hoping it’s the activation that triggers the DVD picture cutoff point, as that solves the dilemma of getting those last pictures on the DVD. I could just buy the $119 package on day one, hold onto the character meal pictures voucher until needed, and wait to activate the DVD and picture downloads until I return home.

        I also want to make sure I have the timing down for activation. Since we only get 7 days of pictures, do I use the first picture from day 1 to “activate” the product from that point forward, or do I click on the last picture from day 7 to “activate” the prior 7 days? And is it different timing for activation if you’re just getting the $69 one week of downloads option vs. getting the $99 week of downloads+meal pics or $119 week of downloads+meal pics+DVD?

        One final question (for now, lol!) is whether there is a separate activation code for the week of photo downloads and for the DVD, or if you only get one code that activates both products.

        Thanks again!! 🙂

  28. Hi Casey! Would we be able to pre purchase photopass+ one week and not use our phone to scan the code? Do they hand out photopass+ card when we pre purchase it?

  29. Hello! Love your site! I read through the thread and wanted to confirm details please. We’ll be at DLR for 2 days. First day we have an early character breakfast a Plaza Inn. To include the dining photo into my photopass+ one day, I simply need to purchase early that same morning before our ADR? Thanks again for your patience & Disney magic! °?°?

    • Hi, Melinda.

      Yes, you will need to have the One Day option purchased before your character meal. They won’t attach the image from the character meal if the option is not purchased already. So get that done before arriving.


      • Thanks for confirming details, Casey! I was happy to see they announced photopass+ one week, this morning! Just what I wanted to hear!!

  30. I read in one of the comments that you can add more than one day to your Photo Pass One Day option but when I go to Disneyland.com/photopass, I can’t find the option. Any idea where and how I might be able to find it?

  31. Casey- did I read somewhere why it was a good idea to prepay for the Photo Pass before having breakfast at the Plaza Inn? After reading, I did purchase the pass in advance and now I can’t remember why! Help! Haha 🙂

  32. So confused. Last time we went in 2013 we pre paid for pp+ and he all our pics for three days and gifts kitchen for me price. What I’m understanding is I can just go to the park get a pp card from our first pic and use the same card for our dining pics and when we get back home we can pay the $39 for each day. We are a group of 9 of 3 families. Can we combine all our day pics in one package for each day? That we we can split the cost and pay like $13 each family per day? And are all the pictures we take at goofys kitchen included? Last time we took about 12 since we are a large group and took pictures each family and all together and they were all included.

    • You may combine and add more than one card for your Photo Pass One day option. There is only one photo taken at Goofy’s Kitchen (as you walk in) or any other character meal, but that image will be added to your PhotoPass+ One Day. If you have multiple families at the meal and you all take photos, you can include each photo on the One Day. Note: You have to have the One Day package paid in full before you go to the character meal, however. This is the only time you have to have it prepaid.

      • When we went last time yes there was one picture at the begining but with many poses and combinations. For example we had one with our daughter one with just us two and one with just her as well as one with my sibiling an dmore combos. Will they be inlcuded or just one pose per family? What happens if i dont buy ahead of time? and if i do buy ahead and only use for GK can i still add the other cards later for that day?

        • Any photos that the PhotoPass+ photographers take will be included. All of those poses and combinations will be. (Just wanted to clarify that they don’t take photos inside the restaurant while you interact with characters.) If you don’t buy ahead of time, they won’t attach those images to your account. You could go back and add them after you purchase, but that’s a hassle. You can absolutely add the other cards and images that day. I recommend scheduling character meals on park days for this reason. Take advantage and use the PhotoPass+ One Day purchase as often as you can.

          • Thank you!!! Yes I’m aware that they only take pictures at the entrance. Our reservation is at night on a park day so I will buy one for that day for sure. Also do I have to be using the app or will they give me a card I don’t want to use up my battery.

  33. Hi,
    I have just come across your website (and only just started reading – so much to cover! So apologies if I am asking a question that has already been asked)
    The PhotoPass+ One Day looks great but is that $39 per day?
    Our family of 5 will be enjoying Disneyland for 10 days. Will this be $390 for access to photos at the park?
    Any information would be greatly appreciated

    • If you purchased every day, yes, that would be the price. However, I provide some recommendations on how to make this option work for any budget, including a long trip with your desire to capture as much as you can within your days. Check out my suggestions and please let me know if I can direct your further. Happy to help in any way I can!

  34. With the new photopass system, is it possible to just collect all the photo passes you get over a 3 day period and then add them to one account at the end… or is the system smart enough to split them into three separate days still so you have to pay for each day separately?

  35. Hi Casey – I love your website and tips! This is only my 2nd visit to DLR, and it seems so different from WDW that I really appreciate all of your insights. My question is: do many people take advantage of your suggestion to find certain cast members such as the photographer Eric you recommend and really have him work tirelessly for their perfect shot? If a photographer (or other park cast member) goes well beyond the call of fabulous magical day service is it acceptable or even appropriate to tip the person?

  36. I have to say that I’m a little disappointed in your new system. I just returned from a 4 day trip with my family. It’s not often that we are all in a photo together, so I treasure these photos. I was planning on purchasing all the photos on a CD like in the past. Now, I realize that I’d have to pay $39.00 per day to get all of my photos. That becomes extremely pricey!

  37. Hi there Casey!
    I have a trip planned for November for three days and was thinking about buying ahead of time the photo pass+ maybe one a month that way it’s not like I’m spending $120 at once. Is that possible? Or is this something I would have to buy the specific day or after my visit?

    • Did you get and answer for this Camille? I am wondering the same thing. I know I would love to get ALL the picts but also know coming up with multiple days worth of $$ upon returning home from taking 6 kids and all the expense incurred at the time will be hard. If I could budget and pay a little at a time ahead it might make it for feasible. Boy do I miss the photopass plus pre-pay from before…

      • You, unfortunately, cannot pay or make payments ahead of time. However, you have 45 days after each day’s visit to purchase those images. And in this post I give tips on how to not have to pay for each day. Concentrate some of your days on photos and then on others, relax and take less photos. That way, you don’t have to pay for every day you visit.

  38. Hi Casey! What are the “magic shots” you reference? And if you do prepurchase it for the day is it best just to do it that morning? Thanks!

    • Magic shots are when the photographer directs you to pose with Tinker Bell, but she’s not actually there. The photo shop will super impose her in at a later time and before you receive your images. It’s best to pre-purchase the morning of.

  39. Question. I am thinking about getting one signature annual pass and one deluxe annual pass between my husband and I. So if say I had the signature and thus free photopass and he had the deluxe and got a photopass card. Is there anyway to add his photopass card to my account and get those pictures included as well?

      • One more question how does it work at the character meals with the annual pass for photos? I noticed that you recommend purchasing the one day pass first but with an annual pass you wouldn’t need to do that…

  40. I was quite disappointed to learn the changes to the photo pass at Disneyland this year. My wife and I had been purchasing our photos via the CD on our last day in the park, then once at home, we’d review them and add a border before purchasing one or two 8 x 10″ photos to hang on the wall. We’d been doing this for the last 15 or so years, but this last visit I was advised of the change, but was never told I wouldn’t be able to add borders at home. Now I’m not able to add to our Disney wall our last trip (at least not one with the borders we want). I will not be participating in the photo pass at DL any longer, we’ll just use our own camera and then use snapfish our another vender for our photos…disappointing.

    • Anthony, I recommend letting Disney know about your disappointment. That’s the best way to get things to change….by providing feedback. I include the phone number in this post if you’re interested. Also, I have heard talk of them re-installing the border option. I’ll update this post if that happens.

  41. So did they get rid of the multi-day Photopasses? 3 years ago that is what I got, and just in December that is what I got in Disney World. I can’t find anything anywhere about anything other than the 1 day.

  42. Hello Casey,

    Thank you so much for posting this article, it is so much more informative than any other site, especially the Disneyland website as they provide little information at all about the newer PhotoPass+ One Day System.

    We plan on using your tips for our 6 day trip and plan to focus on getting as many pictures as possible for 3-4 of those days. What I’m wondering about is that after our trip and after we’ve uploaded all the cards, are we still able to purchase a CD to keep whichever days we want for good &/or is there a download option? If so, how much does that cost on top of the $39? And do we have to purchase a separate CD for each day we choose? Or do we only have the option to purchase individual prints once we return home?

    Sorry for all the questions! Thank you so much for all you do!

    • Hi, Shay. No more CDs offered at all. Each one day pass that you buy offers the complete download option. No additional cost. Let me know what other questions you have! Happy to help.

  43. great website and awesome writing. I love that you pin point every single detail.

    unfortunately i still want reassurance so thats why im posting.

    im going to be at disneyland this friday for 1 day and 1 day only. so this photopass deal looks like i should take advantage of it. i am going with 4 adults. 2 couples. so if we each get a photopasss, and we go out taking as MANYYYYYY photos as we want that day, also we plan to do a character dining say goofy’s kitchen. i know right when you walk in they take that photo of you and that can be linked to the photo pass or you buy the physical print right there.

    but anyways each one of us with a card can just go crazy taking photos with the photographers, then at the end of the day, fire up the disneyland app, link all 4 cards, then pay the $39 and allllllll those photos will be available for download in full high resolution with no watermarks or limitations?

    if so, thank you!

    • You can link up all the cards to one purchased package. In order to get the character image from your meal, you have to pre-purchase the package. Hope that helps. Enjoy!

  44. Hi,
    I’m planning on doing the Pixie Dust Challenge in May. (I know, I’m a little crazy…)but I know that runDisney is using photo pass to take the pictures this time around. So I’m planning on buying Photo Pass+, but my questions are…should I do it the night before so it’s active that day or doesn’t it matter? And I have a Premium Annual Pass…do I have Photo Pass+ already connected to my account or is that only for the new passes that came out in January? Thanks!!!

  45. So does this mean that there is no more multiday option for photopass? Because this seems like a horrible value when in Oct. I got 8 days of photos for $69.

    • The package you got in October was a fantastic deal! It was bound to change. 🙁 This is the only option, but hopefully this post can help you make use of it. Try to focus certain days on photography and have more relaxed days, too. Please let me know if I can help in any way.

  46. Thanks for this great post. I’m still not understanding if I have 2 cards between my husband and I, I know we can combine them. I understand having a master card that we have the attractions on that we have added by a CM after the ride. But if I don’t buy until I get home how do I get the character meal pictures put on it? Thanks so much

  47. Thank you for your great website and helpful tips! I wanted to share a tip from a PhotoPass photographer – save the QR code screen and make it the lock screen on your phone to save time and battery life! Much faster than loading the app 🙂

  48. Love your blog! We are planning on doing the Photopass on our visit next Saturday and were wondering – do you have/know of a list of all the attractions which take an on-ride photo? Since we wanted to use the day to take as many photos as possible, we weren’t planning on riding many rides – but the rides that do take photos we don’t want to miss out on. We’ve tried to look that information up on the Disney Parks sites but no luck. Thank you!

    • The best option is to decide after your trip which days are worth purchasing. There is no longer a multi-day pass. Wish there still was! Hoping Disney will go back to this after they see how much of a need there is for it. Try to grab important shots on maybe 3 days of your trip (castle, Mickey, etc) if you want to cut down on costs. Only purchase those days.

  49. The last time we went to Disneyland was Feb of 2014 and we are planning a trip for Dec of 2016. We really felt that the PhotoPass was one of our best and most worthwhile purchases for our trip. So what I am gathering from this post is that it now costs $39 a day (we are doing 5 days in the park) which will cost us $195 vs what I remember us paying under the old system which was I think $69 or $79 for our whole trip (we did 4 days last time). That is a HUGE price difference and kind of a bummer. Also, we no longer have access to the borders online. Do they charge you to print the photos with borders at the park? One of our favorite things was that we could go through all the pictures at home and add different borders to the same picture and then we just printed them out at Costco and it was super easy. Is there anything about the system that is better than the old one other than the ability to look through them on your phone?

    P.S. You started your site just before we went and I was using a bunch of different sites to gather info. Now that I am back planning for our trip again I think your site is the best on the web. Very informative, up to date, personable and easy to use.

    • Thanks for your kind words! Unfortunately, this is the new PhotoPass+ system. Or the current one. I’m hoping they will adjust it as they hear feedback from guests. They do charge for the printed photos that include borders at the photo shops. I recommend looking at your photos each evening in your hotel to ensure you got every shot you wanted and then at the end of your trip, decide which days you want to purchase. Hope this helps!

      • Thanks. It sounds like the best option then is to take the free card they give you and make a decision at the end of the day. Can we use the same free card for our whole 5 day trip and then decide at the end? We are potentially going with grandparents on both sides so we may be able to split the cost which will help.

  50. Hi, I had some questions regarding the Photo-pass for $39.00. Being that is it a new program that you are offering, I am trying to understand if you can purchase the Magic Bands and link them to the Photo-pass cards that you are given in the park. My understanding is that it is not necessary to pre-purchase the Photo-Pass as you are given these “free” cards that can be used during your time in park and then you link them to your account afterwards? You can choose which day to “buy” or choose multiple days for the price of $39.00 per day, correct? Can you link them to more than one account? I will not be attending myself but my kids will be with their Dad, I wanted to iron out some of these things prior to them leaving. If you could provide the best options – I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

    • You got it almost all correct. But we do not have magic bands. And you may link more than one card per one day purchase. And you may purchase before or after your stay. Enjoy!

  51. First off, a big thank you, Casey! We made our first trip to DLR in February (we’re long-time WDW fans) and all your advice helped things run very smoothly.

    Just to clarify, if you have the Disneyland app, you can use the Photopass Code feature even if you haven’t bought the one day Photopass+. We successfully used it both before and after purchasing the one day product. Also, the photos loaded to our account super fast (usually half an hour or less), much faster than our last experience with Memory Maker at WDW.

  52. Hi Casey
    If you are planning a 2 day trip (one park each day), do you have to get the Photopass+ for each day or is there an option for multiple days?

  53. Hi! I was wondering, when you purchase photopass+ for $39, do you have access to and can get ALL of the photos taken on the day you choose? Or can you only keep a select number of them and have to purchase any extra ones? Or say if they take 50 pictures for you, do you get to keep and use all 50 photos for the flat rate of $39?
    Thank you so much! Your site was very helpful:)

  54. Hello! Do you know if there is a multi day option? We are going to be there in a couple of weeks and have a 3 day hopper. Thank you!

  55. Hi! Quick question for you! On February 3rd, I attended Ariel’s Grotto character princess lunch. I was offered the printed photo package at my table, and decided to decline it as the guy told me that I could go to the King’s well camera shop right after the meal and give them the time and place of my event and they would add the photos for me. They did this, & I got my character pictures from art after lunch. Just wanted to let you know!

  56. I’m really hoping by the time we go on our trip in May that things get worked out, With my daughter’s conditions, we don’t know when we will ever make it back so we were looking forward to this being just like our other times. It was so convenient for us to purchase ahead of time, have it ready and know all the pics for our trip will be on the account without multiple trips to the photo store, and do borders and order prints when we got home. With the only way to add borders being in the stores now, that rules that out as she cannot stay in one place for more than a few minutes. And then not having the character meal pic on there…we loved the ones taken on our last trip.

  57. Hi Casey, super helpful information, but since disneyland has changed to the photo pass one day and you recommend just checking the pictures one you return home to see which days are worth purchasing, how does it work if you have a large group and may have multiple cards per day? Would you have to pay $39 per card per day or do you know if there is a way to combine multiple cards per day to get the entire day for $39?

    • Hi, Kim! You should be able to attach several cards to one account, even after you visit the parks and return home. That is my understanding at this point, but we are still learning about the system since it’s so new. I’d check when you visit just in case.

  58. We got stuck between the two systems, came home after our trip with a Disneyland PhotoPass+ CD voucher, but could no longer claim the online CD as the website had completely changed for new products. Got this advice from a cast member via email…

    “When you paid for your PhotoPass +, you should have received a DVD Case.
    Inside the PhotoPass + DVD case, there is a promotion code. Enter this
    number on the “Link Photos” page and the watermarks will be removed from
    your photographs and they will all be available for download. Please do
    not use any spaces or dashes when entering the promotion code. “

  59. Hi Casey!

    Thanks for the update! Quick question… You said “For ride (attraction) photos, use your phone or mobile device to take a screen shot of that unique code that appears when you see your photo on the screen right after riding. You’ll later need to enter that code into the system to retrieve your photo.”

    What is “the system” exactly? Do you input now on your phone or go to the check out and have the cast member scan/enter it into your account?


  60. Hi Casey!

    We are going to DL at the end of June for a total of five days. Prior to the new system, I had planned on pre purchasing the photo pass+ for $69. Now I see it’s $39 per day and no character meal add ons.

    I read your suggestions and plan on implementing them by checking photos each night, and purchasing that night if i like what i see, so I ensure I have enough funds for them.

    I’m seeing somewhere something about a CD? Is this still an option and if so, how much and what does it include? Thanks!

  61. Hi Casey – thanks for the info. Do you purchase the new photopass + in advance? I can’t see anywhere on the Disney app or website to be able to purchase the $39 day option. Perhaps I have to wait until we link some photos in the park to the app?

  62. We are in a similar boat as Tammyjk above- we will be going the 1st week of March- only in parks for 3 days with our dining the 1st morning. I’m curious about your response to her question, but also wondering if it’s worth it to purchase 3- one day passes (only option that we can do ahead of time right?) or what my other options are? I mostly want digital photos that I can download onto my EHD- don’t necessarily care about a cd. Thoughts? Thanks for your research & help!

  63. Hi Casey, thanks for the info. Our family finished a trip on Jan 2nd. We had the photopass+ pre purchased back in 2015 but had absolutely no idea changes were coming. Even last weekend we were making edits to our photos online with no problem. We’re getting close to our time limit and tonight we found out the new system wiped everything out! Luckily we kept our photopass cards and re-entered it on the new system and it found us, but now it seems we won’t be able to download any of them without paying for them all! We’re trying to get through to someone but it’s been VERY difficult…Do you know if that CD purchase while in the park is only during the transition or will be a permanent option moving forward? In other words it seems more cost effective to buy the CD in the park if we’re there for a multi-day trip vs paying to download each day’s photos. Or am I missing something?

    • Hi, Denny. None of this should even be an issue, as everything you purchased on the PhotoPass+ system purchased before should be honored for this trip. I would call the direct number listed in this post to discuss.

  64. I’m reading PhotoPass+ isn’t available and there’s some switcheroo going on. We have TWO character meals booked for 1/25 – one in the morning our first day in the park and the second at our hotel that evening. I have a toddler so the photos are a huge deal to me. Are we out of luck? 🙁

    • This post shows everything I know to date. For character meals, I recommend using your phone to capture images and then buying their printed photos when the PhotoPass photographers take your pic. Otherwise, you’ll pay a lot unless you are staying for several days and plan to buy the CD available for purchase for $69.

      • Thank you. And if I can somehow change my reservations until a later day, I could get the pro character dining pictures on the $39 pass? I searched around for an embarrassing amount of time last night and your site is by far the most informative! Thanks for sharing!

  65. Hi,
    Going to DL in March for spring break. Will be there for a week (Sunday-Saturday). I’m curious how to handle Photopass for more than a one-day trip and not have it cost an arm and a leg (maybe just an arm?) We are doing some character meals over the coarse of the stay and would love to add the photos to the Photopass cards. First character meal will be the day we arrive and we will NOT be going into the parks that day. I would love to know how this will work if we want the photos added. Our last character meal is the morning we are leaving…and we are not going into the parks that day either. Will we be able to add these to our photopass cards? I would love to know the approximate cost for our multi-day trip. Can’t wait for your update and hope to get some answers to my questions after the roll out on the 26th. Thanks for your help!

  66. Hi,
    All your info is wonderful, but I still have a couple of questions. I will be going to DL Feb 16-18. (WDW veteran, third visit to DL) We do not have annual passes
    From what I understand, I have to obtain a photopass card in the park-from any photographer or at the photo shop?
    I can then take my pictures and add ride photos. Then I have to upload them all at the park-no option to upload them later at home? If uploaded at the park, if border options are available, I need to do them then and there-or in the comfort of my home if I can upload from there?

    Thanks for your help!!

  67. I believe the date at the top of this post should say Updated January 2016. Because these changes are happening right now, it is important to know we are getting the most current information. Great site, thank you for the help!

  68. Hello,

    Super bummed to hear about photopass + being phased out… So with the new photopass cd, do you know if that’s just for one day? Or can I do it for our whole trip… We usually go for like 5 days.

    Thank You in advance.

  69. Hi! We will be leaving for our trip a week from today and prepurchased the PhotoPass Plus. Do you know if, with the changes, we will still be able to activate our Pass at a resort character meal (we dine the night we fly in before going to the parks the next day), if we will still get the photo packages with our character meals, and if we also have to have our pictures ordered before we leave the park or if we still have the 30 days with the ability to edit and add graphics before ordering our cd? Thanks for any help/direction! It makes me nervous being a park of this “transition time” and I don’t want to drop the ball!

    • Hi, Ashley. I’m trying to find out answers, but in having a hard time. From what I understand, everything you paid for and agreed to at the time of purchase should still stand. My only reservation with that would be the activation at your character meal. I’m wondering if they still have the capabilities during this transition time. I have been told they do. Would you mind updating us after you find out? Enjoy your trip!

    • You can no longer buy it. It’s in transition to a new system. I’ll be updating information on this site asap with what the interim option is. ASAP. I’ve already posted about it on Facebook from a recent visit if you have time to scroll through there.

  70. I noticed that now the PhotoPass+ is not available to preorder before vacations. On our last trip we just got the PhotoPass from a photographer, but because we have a character breakfast scheduled and I am going to be there for the Star Wars Half Marathon, I am definitely interested in the PhotoPass+! So my question is, do you know if they are not offering this option any longer? Or if now we can only get it in person at the photo shop on Main Street? Thanks!!

  71. We are headed to Disneyland January 12-15 and just found out the discount is no longer offered for $69.95! My son is 7 so he won’t go on the scary rides and we plan to do one character meal. Is it still cost effective to purchase the PhotoPass+ at the regular rate if aren’t doing all of the photo rides and lots of character meals? Hopefully the discount comes back quickly! Like by December 29th!

  72. THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU for this recommendation! It was so much fun to just go “Take my picture” and have the photographers shoot a bunch of great shots. Even though it was just my husband and I it was great to not have to fumble with our phones to give the photographers and just let them capture us being us. Also at night, they’re the only one’s with flash good enough to get a great picture. The magic shots are adorable and I’m having tons of fun adding borders and things to the pictures to make them extra special. Plus I can add in the few photos we did take to add borders to and combine include them on the cd. This truly did add some extra magic to our trip.

  73. Thank you so much for this post. It really does clear up so many questions. I pre-ordered my photopass+ and have my voucher ready for our trip as we head down to Disneyland on Friday. I know it has been mentioned that you can combine the regular photopasses onto the photopass+ so that our large group doesn’t all have to be together. What I wanted to double check on is if you have to combine it in park, or if you can do it online afterword? I am just not sure we are all going to leave the park at the same time on our last day and wanted to check on this. Thanks.

  74. Hello! I see a PhotoPass price of $59.95 listed on your site above. When I look on the PhotoPass site, it says $69.95. Is there a discount code you use? Or has the price just increased?

  75. Just ordered ours for our December trip! Thank you sooooo much! We will be sharing it with my sister’s family, and we are so excited to be able to get some good pictures of all of us together and not have to worry so much about whipping out the camera every time we have a photo opp. We had no idea that we could even do this, let alone save so much by purchasing in advance. Thanks again, and hopefully we’ll bump into you while we’re there!

  76. Great article on photo pass at Disneyland and DCA. I used this service this past weekend and came away with over 350 photos. Great value for the price and highly recommended.

    I also ran into Eric and he was awesome and took us all around the castle to get great shots and magic shots. At first I thought is was overkill but the picture came out awesome. He is definitely one of the best out there, among a few others we ran into.

  77. Hello. I preorder my photopass+ today which is 16 days prior to our vacation. I booked a character meal and my question is, are we be able to get more than one picture printed out? I know they around $30 so will they take a family pic and maybe individuals of the kids?


    • You’ll actually get 4 qty 4″x6″s in two styles and one 6″x8″. They’re typically posed photos at the beginning of your meal, outside just before you enter the restaurant.

      Hope that helps!

  78. Hi Casey!

    I use your site so much when planning our trip for DCA, and this post got me thinking. Does it give you the digital version of the ride picture or do you actually get a hard copy of the picture? Thanks so much for the help!

  79. Hi Casey,
    Just wanted to clarify cuz I’m still a bit confused!! We have Character Dining for all 5 mornings of our stay, decided to splurge since it will be awhile before we return and its a “smaller” group of 14 this time. If we get the Photo Pass+, we can get printed pictures from ALL the Character Dining? Is there a limit to how many printed picture packages we can get or how many pictures can be taken around the parks?! Thank you for all your information, it has made planning Soo much easier!!

    • You only get one packet per PhotoPass+ card, so with each dining experience, you’ll get one folder with photos, but the images will be on your card to reprint at home once you arrive back. It’s such an amazing value, especially with all the character meals you’re doing. You’re way ahead just by taking the printed photos, as most people only do one or two dining experiences. Well done!

  80. Hi we are going to Disneyland for the first time in Sept 2016 and I want to purchase the photopass plus…if I buy it now it will it expire before our trip?

  81. Can you clarify for me that I can activate our pass the night before we plan to be in DL at a character meal without actually having a reservation?IE: Goofy’s Kitchen, or do we have to wait until we get into the parks to activate it? I thought I read that in your post recently but wanted to clarify. Would love to save time waiting in the lines at the park if we could activate the night before. Thanks!

    • Yes, you may. I just posted on my Facebook page that this is allowed – with or without a reservation. You can buy or activate at the restaurants outside the park prior to entering. Love that!

  82. Thanks so much for all your information! We will be going to Disneyland in December and the girls are having a princess lunch at Ariel’s Grotto. During this time, the boys will be off on their own. I don’t want to miss out on the ride photos, nor do I want to miss out on the Character Dining photos. If there is only one master photo pass, is there a way to include it all? Will we be able to add the ride photos later if we have the ride attendant add the photos to a regular photo pass card? Thanks so much 🙂 ~2 months and counting!~

    • Hi, Katie.

      Yes, you can go back any time of the day to grab a ride photo if the master pass is anywhere else. Have the rider take a photo with his or her camera to note the sequence number so that it will be easy to look up once you’re able to go back. You do need to go back the same day, however. They cannot add the photo to a regular card without payment, so don’t go that route.

  83. Hi,
    Leaving in 4 weeks, so want to get the all organised.
    I have read so much, and really liking the Photo Pass +.
    Can someone please clarify for me that once i pay the $69.95, that will cover everything….the photographer, plus all the photos, ride and dinners?
    Or do i pay the $69.95 and then still have to pay more for the CD options?
    I have clicked on to order the Photo Pass +, but it takes me to the photo products page, and does not show Photo Pass + anywhere.
    Please help

    • Hi, Mary.

      The total cost includes everything – the ride photos, photographers throughout the park and 4 out of the 5 character meals – all but Chip n Dale’s Breakfast at the Storyteller’s Cafe. The other 4 meals will provide you with printed out photos from your meal.

      The package comes with a CD in the mail after you order it. You can use it to download your images to or you can download them directly to your computer. Or, you can request Disneyland send you a CD with your images on it.

      I checked the link within this post and it’s working currently. Click on “order now” at the bottom.


      Please let me know if you have any other questions!

  84. I love using Photopass Plus!!! As of today, I am 13 days out from leaving for my trip, but won’t be in the park until the second day since it takes a day to get there. My question is: if I order it right now, do you think it will get here before the Monday I leave (Oct19th)? I am taking my friend who has never been to DL, and I want it to be extra special for her!

  85. Hi Casey! Thank yo so much for all the wonderful tips. I just want to confirm with you about photopass+.

    I won’t be holding the “master” card. After I ride certain attractions, I have to write down the # to be added to the “master” later. Do I have to do that every night before the park close or can I do all that after we come back home from the trip? The reason is, our group may not even be in the same park (also small children leave earlier than the rest, etc.) so it will be difficult to do that every night.

    Also, you mentioned the magic shots. Do I need the “master” card for that or a regular photopass card works too?

    Lastly, do I need the “master” for Halloween party?

    Thank you (9 days to go!)!

    • Hi, Diana.

      Ride photos should be loaded the day of, if possible. I’ve never heard of them being added the next day.

      Magic shots will be added after you combine all of the cards – the master with the others – so no worries on when this will occur. It all takes place after the cards are combined.

      The PhotoPass+ card should work the same for the Halloween party, as it does for all other days at the park. So, use the master and others and then combine at the end of your visit. Enjoy!

  86. Just wondering if you’ve ever heard of anyone pre ordering the pass and not receiving their package in time before they left. Maybe because they didn’t quite do the right math and there’s only 13 business days before they leave….and they live in Canada.

    I think I might know someone that did this… can I, I mean they, pick up what they need at the park? Or did that deal just turn out to cost twice as much?

    Thank You!

      • I’m in a similar situation. The pass is going to be delivered a day after we get to the Park. I was going to have a friend open it and and send me a text picture of the pass and code. Mike or Casey, can you tell me if Disney was able to work with you?

  87. Hi Casey, thank you so much for all your awesome information! I’m going to buy the photopass+ for my upcoming trip at end of Oct, our first time to DL. Do I get printed photos at one character meal or more? We’ll be going to Ariel’s Grotto, if I get the printed photos from Ariel’s Grotto, will I still get printed photos if I go to Goovy’s Kitchen later?

  88. We weren’t able to pre-order our PhotoPass+ and have a character breakfast the day before we plan to enter the parks for the first time (so no PhotoPass+ at the breakfast). Are we able to purchase a PhotoPass+ at the breakfast or anywhere outside of the parks? Do we have any options for taking advantage of the PhotoPass+ benefit at the breakfast? TIA! BTW – I love your FB and website, its been soooo helpful!

  89. THANK YOU!! We are planning a Christmas trip to Disneyland and I hadn’t heard about this until I read your information on it…this is an awesome deal! Time to go pre-order it…definitely doing at least one character meal, maybe more, so it’ll be well worth it.

  90. Hello,

    Thanks for all of the info – it’s such a great help.
    Do I have to turn the photopass+ card back in before we leave the parks on our last day? I ask b/c we have a character dinner scheduled at Goofy’s Kitchen the morning we are set to leave, but I’d like to be able to get the photo from that included w/ all the other pics from our stay. But I won’t be able to go back into the park that morning after breakfast. Is there a way to make this work?

    Thank you!

    • Hi, Ian.

      You should be just fine leaving without entering the park. Don’t forget to present your PhotoPass+ card to load your photos, plus don’t leave without your printed ones, too, that come with this breakfast. Once you get home, read the instructions again about editing and downloading your photos so that you can save and print as you wish. The disc that comes with the package you received is for you to download onto, but if you prefer Disney to do so for you, once you make your edits, you can request such from your PhotoPass+ log in. Hope this helps!

  91. Do we need to order 14 “business days” before we leave for our trip? Or just 14 days in general (including Dat & Sun)?? … Fingers crossed!

  92. Hi Casey, thanks for this informative post. I would like to ask an question. I am going to DLR and DCA for 4 consecutive days. Hence, do I pay once $99.95 for 1 photopass+ or each day I need to purchase a new photopass+? Thanks!

    • Hi, Geryln!

      The one payment will cover up to 2 weeks of your visit, so you only pay once. If you aren’t close to your trip dates, buy it asap and spend only $69.95 instead of $99.95. You have to be two weeks out from your visit, however. International visitors must have three weeks out.

  93. Hi Casey,
    Quick question. I go to Disneyland a few times a year and just found out about PhotoPass+, what a great option to have! I’m going to order it for our December trip and was wondering if there is such a thing as ordering too early? For example, if I order it in September would my voucher expire before I go on Dec. 6? I like to plan ahead and buy the little things ahead of time.

    Thank you in advance!


  94. Hi Casey!

    Loving all of the information on the Pass.

    As I’m from England, I was wondering what Disneyland are like with posting the pack and CD abroad and if we need to order any earlier?

    • Hi, Stephanie!

      When you receive your initial package, you’ll receive the CD to load your images onto once you’re finished with your trip and with all the editing you want to do with them. I recommend Canada guests order 3 weeks early, so I’d suggest you do so earlier than that.

  95. I just received our PhotoPass Plus….it came with a CD taped to the voucher….what is the CD? I know our Disneyland pictures will be downloaded and a CD sent to us after our trip, but I am not sure what this CD is that came with the voucher.

      • Casey,
        How do I do that? I don’t see that option (but I could just not be looking in the right place!). I’d like to have them send me the CD. Thanks!

  96. Hi Casey!

    We are gonna be in disneyland on the 23rd of august, so i was wondering if its okay to order my photopass+ now? or is it too late? We live across the border (canada). what do u think? we exactly have 14 days before we leave.

    Thanks!! I love your tips, its helping me so much!

    • Hi, Iqra.

      You could call the number to confirm, but I believe Canadians need 3 weeks for processing. You can still buy it on site and it’s still worth every penny. Don’t hesitate!

  97. Hello,

    Can someone tell me if with the photo pass plus, you still get ride attraction photos and character dining printed photos when leaving? I read somewhere that you now have to separately but the dining photos and then they will add to your photo pass account.

    When I went to DL in October 2013, I bought the pass plus prior and was able to add all my photo attractions and also got printed photo packages from PCH grill and Goofys kitchen as I ate, free of charge.

    Thank you

    • Hi, George.

      Yes, all of those things should be available and are detailed in this post. All character meals print out photos for you except for Storyteller’s. I also list the attractions that include the photos. Hope that helps!

  98. Hi Casey,

    My family and I are planning a very special trip in a few weeks to the DLR. We will be celebrating my eight year old niece’s 5th Life Day, which is her 5 year remission mark from cancer. On August 20th she will finally be cancer free. We are trying to make this a very special trip for Riley so I decided to book a character breakfast for my entire family, 9 of us, at the Plaza Inn.

    I read through everything on your page but I’m still a little confused about some of the info you provided:

    Is the photo CD included with the cost of the photo pass or do we have to pay extra for it? I would hate to order this and this wasn’t an option.

    Are we able to take that CD to a store to have the photos printed out? If so, how big are the photos? Or are they only for posting on Social Media sites?

    While at the character breakfast will they know to give us the printed photos because we will have shown the the PhotoPass+ card? Are these the photos that they take of the group prior to seating?

    Thanks for your time.

    • Valerie,

      First, YAY for Riley!!!!!!!! Love to hear a story like this.

      Your PhotoPass+ will include the CD at the end of your trip (after you make your final edits). No additional costs. The photos are big enough for printing at least to an 8×10, as they’re high res…..not just for sharing on social media.

      At your character breakfast (and you chose my favorite), you’ll have a family photo taken upon entry and then will receive all the photos printed out as part of your PhotoPass+ package. They will come in a lovely folder and you will not have to pay for them.

      Another PhotoPass+ tip: Find Eric in Fantasyland near the Caroussel Saturday-Wednesday mornings and let him know your special circumstances and he will do amazing things for photos for you. He does so for everyone – but I know he’ll love to hear your story.

      Hope this helps!


  99. I think that ALL your editing has to be done before you order the CD with all your images. So be sure to add borders and edit all you want, and save it, then order the CD. Once you finish, you can’t go back and edit or download again.

  100. This may be a silly question but I haven’t been able to find a definitive answer for myself yet (or maybe I’m not looking in the right place).

    I preordered PP+ for a trip July 4-6. Can I download my pictures from the site, then go back and edit some and then download again? Or is it a one-time-only deal?

  101. Hello! Your site was recommended to me on a facebook group. I LOVE it!!! This photo pass+ sounds fascinating! I am so excited that it works for both parks up to 14 days! I do anticipate splitting up at times, so that is wonderful that the photo pass cards can be combined. Two clarifying questions: Can the regular photo pass cards be used in both parks as well? And do we have to get one every day, or will the regular photo pass cards work up to 14 days too? Thanks!

  102. I just ordered our photo pass+ thanks to your recommendation. My question, any reason to take a good camera with us to the park too? We will have cell phones with us as well.

  103. Thanks for all this great information, I have 2 questions.
    1. Can we share/send pics to other people once we have our cd with the all the pics? Or are they locked to just that one cd?
    2. Will the pass work for 2days in both parks?

  104. Thanks so very much for the clarification of the DLR Photopass. It is very different from WDW and I want to make sure I understand how to get all my photos and not be disappointed. You are a treasure!

  105. Hello, this might be a stupid question but I’ll ask anyway…. do you have to scan the photopass card at every ride? How does it know who you are to add your pictures to your card? When it comes to the photographers in the park do they also have to scan your card? Thanks for your help

    • Hi, Claudia.

      You’ll need the card at the attractions that provide photos with them (listed in this post). When you get off the ride, you will go to a cast member set up near the attraction, let him or her know which photo you are in and then the image will be added to your card.

      When a photographer in the park takes your photo, he or she will scan the card, too.

  106. Help! I have purchased the photo pass plus but I have just read that the pass is only valid for 14 days. We have booked Goofy’s Kitchen for Saturday 27 June and Minnie’s breakfast on Sunday 12 July. We were going to start our Disney hopper tickets on Monday 29 through to Sunday 12 (14 days). Is our best option to activate our photo pass plus when we dine with Goofy and then just miss out on Minnie’s breakfast photos and our last day in the park?

    • Hi, Nicola!

      I hate for you to have to miss out on that last day of photos. I’d call the PhotoPass+ line at 407-560-4300 and let me them know your dilemma. See if they can make an exception.

      Thanks! Casey

  107. Hi Casey!!!!
    Excellent information. Can’t stop reading.
    We aré 6 adults and 4 children travelling last week of july.
    We can buy one photopass+ for our whole party and then add the simple cards at the end at no additional cost? Is that right?
    We are doing the minnie breakfast and Ariel lunch. they take pictures in both?
    Last question. Which rides have pictures?
    Thank You so much.
    Ale (from argentina)

    • Hi, Ale!

      You’ve got it all correct. Grab the normal photo pass cards throughout your trip and then they will merge them together at the end of it. Only exception: the master photo pass+ card must be present to get ride photos. Those rides include: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, California Screamin’, Radiator Springs Racers and Tower of Terror.

      Minnie and Ariel meals both include printed photos, so be sure to share your photo pass+ there.

      Please let me know if you have other questions. Thanks!

  108. When you order the photopass+ are you able to ask for multiple master cards for your group? Or is it only one per order?

    • Hi, Sarah.

      There is only one “master” card per order, but you can merge other PhotoPass cards with it when your trip ends. The master card must be present for attraction photos, however.

      • I read somewhere that you can take a picture of the master card with your phone, and then have others in your group show the picture of the master card for the attractions to scan. Any idea of this is true?
        We are also going in a few months with a large group, and would like the ride pictures, but not have to all be together at the same time…

        • I wouldn’t count on it. The cast members aren’t trained to scan your phone or manually enter your photopass+ number at the attractions. Mostly they said it couldn’t be done or their manager said no. Your best bet is to keep track of your ride number and have the person with the master go get it later.
          That did work for us every time. Within 24 hours (probably 48; but safer with 24) just go to the ride photo pickup, give them the number, and add to the Photopass+ master card. They do that cheerfully and correctly every time.

  109. Do you know if there is usually a photopass photographer at Snow White’s wishing well? If not, is there a way to request a special photo there? We are visiting this Sunday and I’m hoping that I can make a special announcement there (but I won’t know for sure until Friday.) I would really love it captured on film and don’t know of many other ways to make that happen on such short notice. Also, we just left WDW last week and purchased photopass+/memory maker there. Do you know if it will work at DLR as well?

    • Hi, Jennifer.

      The pass from WDW should not work at DLR. I would go by the Main Street Photo Supply on your way in to purchase PhotoPass+ and request a photographer. I know a few in that area that are good and will leave their post to come do a special photo op. The shop should be able to direct you to someone. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

  110. Hi! I was wondering if you could give me some additional information about adding multiple cards to a PhotoPass+ account? We have people in our group that may go their own ways throughout the day so we want to make sure we can get their pictures on there as well. From what I understand its good for the photographers around the park, but we should share the PP+ number so they can get the ride photos entered in because the regular cards won’t do that? Thank you for your help!

    • So, the way I understand it is this: One person who holds the “master card” that was given at the time of activation must be present for photos from the attractions. However, other people can collect regular Photo Pass cards from around the parks and keep them until the end of your trip. Then, when you’re finished, take all of the cards – with the master – to the Photo Shop on Main Street so they can merge everything together into one account. But, the master card has to be there for the rides. Does that make sense?

  111. Hi there!! Do you know if we don’t have a photopass+ before our trip (forgot to preorder 🙁 ) and we go on a photo ride before we get one, can we still add the ride photo with knowing the number? For example, we to to CA and ride Racers and ten we go get a photopass+, can we add the Racers photo still?

    • You may be able to if you can go back to the ride and identify it. I know they do this for guests who pre-order. Not sure why they wouldn’t for those who don’t.

      Good luck!

  112. My family and I are going to Disneyland in July and I’m planning on pre-ordering PhotoPass+ since we are doing character dining, ride photos, etc. However, I know some of my sisters and their husbands may split off to do their own thing for awhile. If they picked up a regular PhotoPass card in the park and we later added that card number to mydisneyphotopass.com under the account I set up, can we get photos from either card on the CD I can order with my PhotoPass+? Also, do you know how many photos we are able to have on the CD? We have a big family so there could be multiple shots from each ride we may want on the CD.

    I don’t know if you would know the answers to any of those questions but I figured I would ask! Thank you! 🙂

    • You can merge cards at the end of your trip. Just use the regular photo pass cards for others and then add them to your photo pass+ card before leaving the park. No limit on images that I know of, so use it all you want!

      • I just took a group of 56 ( 44 students and 12 teachers) I bought us a Photopass+ for the group. I asked if there was a limit and prior to going was told there was no limit. Before leaving the park I added all photo pass card the kids had collected. The cast member at the photo shop said the highest number on photo he had seen on a card was over 900! Talk about an amazing deal! (We only had 311)

  113. Hi Casey, I love your site, I have one comment/tip about the photo pass!

    We purchased one for our trip in Febuary. But our first day there, on Saturday monring, we had early entry to DL and the photo place to activate it was not yet open. We rode Space Mountain first thing and were unable to save our photo, as our pass was not activated yet. So, if this happens to someone, just not the number on the photo on the screen (I just took a pic of it with my phone) and then go back to the worker later at the ride and they will add it to your pass. The lady told me they usually store the photos 24 hours, sometimes longer, but I wouldn’t wait too long.

  114. Hi. Are there any places outside the parks, besides character meals, to exchange my photopass plus voucher for the card? Maybe someplace in Downtown Disney?
    It would be nice to have the card activated and ready to go the night before our first morning in the parks.

    • No, Micah, not that I know of besides the character meals. At Disneyland, go down to Main Street Photo Supply to active your card and at California Adventure go to Kingswell Camera Shop. Both should be fairly quickly processes.

    • Hi. We have 3days park hopper tickets (Costco package) from 8/15 to 8/19, so I am wondering if I can use them on the 4th day morning before we heading to South. Can I? Another question re Photopass+, I only need it for 3 days in the park. Can I still buy it now? Thanks you.

      • Hi, Jackie.

        You can still buy the PhotoPass+, but you won’t get the discount because you’re not 2 weeks out from your start date (even though you’re only going for a few days). However, you can still buy it in the park and I still believe it’s a great option.

        I’m not sure about the Costco package. I would call Disneyland directly because that’s something that is specific to Costco.