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Old 05-04-2013, 03:05 PM   #31
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Is this $40 price the standard price or a special? We are headed there next month and I think this is something we would like to get but I hate to order it so early in case our plans change.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:42 PM   #32
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Is this $40 price the standard price or a special? We are headed there next month and I think this is something we would like to get but I hate to order it so early in case our plans change.
The normal price is $49.95. There's no expiration so you can use it whenever
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:13 AM   #33
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The star card is hands down the best value in Orlando theme parks. Every ride. Every photo op (the awesome Spider-man on a comic book one, the Daily Bugle picture) Every meet n' greet (Shrek & Donkey, The Transformers, etc) and every Universal photographer's picture (be sure to have the Universal photo people add the special effects/borders in before you leave the park.

And the new deal includes a free lanyard, a printed out 8X10 or 5X7, one of your photos ON the photo connect card and more. This is a steal and not sure how Universal can even be making money on it.
When I got home and logged in, I found that some of our pics didn't have the effects put in - like my daughter had her hand out and we were all looking at it, but there was nothing there. I emailed their customer support and asked if the CD includes any stock images I could add - she emailed me back with new copies of the pictures with all the effects added. Great service.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:20 AM   #34
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Has anyone purchased this lately? I tried to create an account this morning to purchase and it won't let me.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:53 PM   #35
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Hi There, very interested in the photo system at Universal and IOA, so just thought I would bump this up, just curious if people would post some of their photos from this so we can see what they look like, also can you add things like borders, etc. Thank You.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:07 AM   #36
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Has anyone purchased this lately? I tried to create an account this morning to purchase and it won't let me.
I purchased mine on May 21 for a July trip.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:57 PM   #37
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I purchased ours on May 20 and we are driving to the airport right now!!!! I'll post some pics and let you know how it worked next week.
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:09 PM   #38
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I purchased ours on May 20 and we are driving to the airport right now!!!! I'll post some pics and let you know how it worked next week.
Can't wait to see your photos, would love to see photos to see what they do. Thank You.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:00 AM   #39
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Thank you! Just purchase for our upcoming trip in July
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:54 PM   #40
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I think people are confused about photo connect. Even though you can pre order the package on line other packages they offer are not on the web site to order in fact I was told if you upgrade yor pre order package at the gate it will still cost you about 15-20.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:08 PM   #41
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Thank you! Just purchase for our upcoming trip in July
From what website did you purchase? I tried the link at the beginning of this thread and it didn't work.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:30 PM   #42
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It works just put .aspx at the end
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:33 PM   #43
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We pre-ordered this and used it on our trip last week. We ended up with 86 photos for the 5 days. Didn't see many photographers out in the parks. Our pics are mostly at the entrance and ride photos.

I learned that you must go to one of the Photo desks in the park and have every single picture edited if you want any sort of border on it on your CD that your order online. From reading here, I thought this was necessary only if they were adding something that was supposed to show up in your hands, but it is for every single picture. This is extremely tedious and your results rely entirely on the specific team member you get working with you.

Also, I wanted 4X6 prints for my photo album, and the pics are all scaled to either 5X7 or 8X10 and there's no way to change them to 4X6 in the park or online. So, when I print out 4X6 prints, part of the borders will be cut off.

For the CD, it looks like only the pictures that you have edited in the park will be included. So, if you want a ride photo to be zoomed in to just your party, you have to to it in the park, or you'll get whatever the default it (i.e. entire ride vehicle). I see that there are some edits with a few borders you can do online yourself, but the only option appears to be to download those, which are in low resolution not meant for printing - only for posting online. I expect the CD to be high resolution, and will certainly be complaining and requesting a refund if they're not!

I've ordered Disney's photopass many times, and Universal's product doesn't compare at all, but is better than nothing!
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Yes, they don't have nearly as many online options before ordering the CD as Disney does. On the flip side, I found that the Universal photo reps at the end of rides would always zoom the picture down to just your party, while the Disney reps never did - it was always the entire ride vehicle. I even asked a Disney rep after one ride, and she said they don't do that.

The pics on the CD I got are all 2100x1500 pixels or 2700x2400 pixels.
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:48 AM   #45
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Does anyone know...

If I pre-order now and then get an annual pass when I arrive at the park, will I get a year on the Photo Connect or do I need to have an active annual pass when I do the pre-order?
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