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Old 11-05-2007, 07:28 PM   #1
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Photopass Questions

Even with all of the other posts about this and after reading on other sites, I still don't get it.

If I purchase the photopass CD for $125 ($25 off if I order before I go) - what actually am I purchasing? I have no intention of buying prints later; I just want someone to take pictures of DH and me while we're there.

Will I have access to all of the pictures after I get home?

What happens on my next trip? Do I have to pay the $125 again?

I'm so confused!
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:05 PM   #2
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did you read http://www.stitchkingdom.com/photopass ?
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:06 PM   #3
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I was confused before we went too but I trusted everyone on this site & went for it. I went on the Photopass sight & pre-purchased the disk for $99.00. They then sent me 2 e-mails almost immediately (within an hour.) One was really confusing because it said they had shipped my order but it wasn't true (they don't ship anything when you pre-pay, the e-mail is all you get.)

One of the e-mails said "Don't delete!" and it had a number on it. The number is what you are buying. OK, so you save that e-mail on your home computer & you leave for Disney.

Your very first day at Disney, you're very first moment you find a Photopass person (they are always right in the front gate of all parks.) You walk up to them & say, "Can you give me a card & take our photo?" They will happily oblige & take all kinds of photos of you. Take a photo of the number on the card with your own camera in case you lose the card while at Disney. We lost one of ours, just get a new one. As long as you have the number off the back of the card you can retrieve your photos when you get home.

Then find as many Photopass people as possible & do as many fun poses as possible. We had a great time with it. You won't be able to see any of them at the time. You are just collecting them on the cards.

When you get home go onto the Photopass site. Type in the numbers from the back of all your cards into the appropriate spots on the site. Suddenly there you both will be! Hopefully there will be lots of photos of the two of you.

Click on one. On the right side of the screen (you both will be on the left) there will be 4-7 choices of borders to add to that photo which match the park or characters it was taken with.) Play around & save which ones look the best with it. Crop it if you feel like it & then add a border. Save the new photo you just created.

When you are done playing with all the borders & cropping and saving your photos you should have MANY if done properly. We were there 7 days, didn't obsess about finding Photopass people, and ended up have 100+ when we got home & I cropped & edited my way to having 300+.

At that point you say you are ready to order your CD. It gives you a spot to type in the special number from the e-mail you saved. The total amount due will be $0.00.

In a week or two you will receive a cool CD (or 2) in a cool case with the rights to your photos & you can put them on your computer or print them out at Wal-Mart.

It was awesome & I would do it again in a heartbeat! And I only like to do things that are really good deals.
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:10 PM   #4
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wow

very very well written, thanx soooooooooo much for that!! gREAT JOB!!
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:42 PM   #5
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Thanks!! Now I get it.
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:02 PM   #6
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Click on one. On the right side of the screen (you both will be on the left) there will be 4-7 choices of borders to add to that photo which match the park or characters it was taken with.) Play around & save which ones look the best with it. Crop it if you feel like it & then add a border. Save the new photo you just created.
This part caught my eye! Are there really more than 4 borders available on some of the pictures now? When I did this last June, there were only 4 for each picture. That will be great if they now have more choices! The 4 was really tough when our trip spanned the New Year, and we really only had 2 with the appropriate year, so hopefully the greater number of choices would help with that!
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:18 PM   #7
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yes, it affects mostly those with autographs which used to knock off the standard borders.

it's mentioned on http://www.stitchkingdom.com/photopass but i think it could be presented better
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:48 PM   #8
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We had lots of choices. The ones at the front gate only had 4. However when we got our photo taken in Great Britain Epcot with the whole 100 Acre Wood bunch we had the 4 official Epcot choices plus each individual autograph plus all the autographs together. It made it very nice. And at TL & BB there were quite a few choices too, not just one which was very nice in covering up part of me in a bathing suit!
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:54 AM   #9
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Does it include ride pics?

I read the photopass site and I am still confused

Does this pass also include the ride pics that are taken at the dinosaur ride? I usually take a ton of pictures - I love pictures - I am just trying to figure out if this is worth it or not.
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:06 AM   #10
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Only Test Track ride can be added at this moment in time.

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Old 11-06-2007, 09:30 AM   #11
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I read the photopass site and I am still confused
you read http://www.stitchkingdom.com/photopass ? not good if it's confusing

to answer your question

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Currently, Test Track in Epcot is the only attraction to feature PhotoPass technology. After exiting the attraction, guests can locate their ride photo on a bank of monitors and insert their PhotoPass card into a slot (which has an indicator that momentarily turns from red to green upon successfully crediting the photo to the card) to claim it. There should be a cast member at the monitors to assist any guests that may be having difficulties as well as to distribute new cards to those who need them.



he Test Track photo border is one of the options when viewing the photo online or purchasing it in the parks.

It’s expected that more attractions will include support for PhotoPass in the future, but it’s likely to appear on newer attractions before the older attractions receive this feature.
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:07 AM   #12
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We added the Test Track photo to our Photopass. It is VERY easy to do. It is the only ride which you can add to Photopass. The others you must buy the Disney version at the desk. You also cannot put Character meal photos (like at Chef Mickey's & the Luau) on your Photopass. You must buy the packages there.

Even still, the Photopass is worth it. We had so many cool photos on the Photopass that we didn't miss our "official" Chef Mickey photo at all.
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:14 AM   #13
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You also cannot put Character meal photos (like at Chef Mickey's & the Luau) on your Photopass. You must buy the packages there.
half-right. you must purchase the photo packages (except at CRT where it's built into the dining price), but if you do that, you CAN add them to photopass.

also from http://www.stitchkingdom.com/photopass :

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Guests who dine at Cinderella’s Royal Table or purchase a photo package at another of the dining locations where a photo package is offered are in for an additional treat – those photos can be added to PhotoPass and subsequently treated like any other PhotoPass photo. The main photo will have a PhotoPass ID number (should start with EVNT) and the guest can now claim those photos either at a PhotoPass service location or on their disneyphotopass.com account as if it were another PhotoPass card.

Dining locations that offer photo packages are as follows:

* Cinderella's Royal Table
* Princess Storybook at Akershus
* Breakfastosaurus / Donald's Safari Breakfast
* Chef Mickey's
* Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
* 'Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Resort
* Mickey's Backyard Barbecue
* Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

Cinderella's Royal Table even has its own special PhotoPass borders available:

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Old 11-06-2007, 11:14 AM   #14
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Thanks Estherhead

Your explanation is the best I've read. To the point & easy to understand. I pre-purchased a CD for our trip - we leave tomorrow

Can you tell I'm just the teensiest bit excited???? (Not even sure if that is a word - but I don't care!)
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:32 AM   #15
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If I want to purchace the Chef Mickey's photo package to add to my photo pass how much will that be?
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