Photopass question


Lover of all things Disney since 1975
Jun 25, 2005
Since this is most likely our one and only trip and also since I am NEVER in the pics unless we get photopass pics was wondering if they have anything like Disney World or Land. At Disney World you can buy that memory maker and at Disney land now they have the max pass where you get all your pics as downloads free with max pass. Is there anything like this at DLP? I would like the ride photos and to be able to get some photopass pics but don't want to have to pay for each photo.


DIS Veteran
Feb 5, 2012
@olafLover has written a piece about the details of the DLP Photopass and the different versions you have. But to already give you some information. The official page is here:

But think carefully if it will be worth it. It's not the same as in the US. Photopass is guaranteed 3 meets (Meet Mickey, Princess Pavillion, Starport and Meet Spiderman) and 6 rides (Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear, Pirates, Big Thunder Mountain, Rock 'n Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror). Getting a good picture on Pirates and Big Thunder Mountain is tricky as it really depends on where you are seated in the boat/train.

In general there are no photopass people in front of the castle, on Main Street or other viewing points. So for those pictures and the other characters you will ask other people/CMs to take your pictures. And people are very willing to help, don't be afraid to hand your camera/phone to be in the pictures.
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DIS Veteran
Jun 28, 2017
You rang?

Photo pass:


There are three types of photo passes, a temporary one you’ll get from photographers, a 10-day pass for a short visit and a year pass for annual pass holders. If you book your 10-day pass with your Disney hotel stay, you’ll get a discount. Annual pass holders also get a discount (or free with Infinity), and their photo pass will be valid for one year. If you’re not sure yet if you’ll get enough photo’s you can accept the temporary card from the photographer and have other photographers also add the photo’s to that pass.

The temporary pass can only be used in the park. Go to a shop to see your photos and purchase them (or have them transferred to another pass). The other passes have a website and an app where you can download your photos.

Character photo’s will be kept for 14 days and you’ll be able to transfer them from the temporary card to a 10-day pass within those 14 days. You won’t be able to add ride photo’s to a temporary pass, but if you keep track of the photo numbers, you’ll be able to add them to the pass on the same day (exception is Buzz, the photo’s for this ride aren’t kept for more than a few hours).


Not all scheduled characters have photo pass photographers. Especially during winter it can be too cold for the photographers to work outside, so they won’t be present. If the program says there will be a photographer, there will be one. But if it doesn’t state it, there might still be one if the conditions are good. Meet Mickey and the princess pavilion are inside and will always have photographers.


There are two ways to add a ride photo to your photo pass. You can add them in the app, there is a scanner or you add the number. Currently, there don’t seem to be QR-codes at the screens with the photos, but there used to be and you could scan them to add the photo. Now you just enter the number on the screen. You’ll need internet to add the photo and it has been reported the photo’s added this way have a lower quality.

The other way to add a ride photo to you photo pass is to go to the desk. The CM will get the photo, center your party and maybe add a graphic over other people (currently only seen on Space Mountain). After this, the CM will scan your card and the photo is added.

Roaming photographers:

There are hardly any roaming photographers in DLP and they don’t do magic shots. The best chance to find one is in the center of the hub in Central Plaza. Here you might find a photographer to take your picture with the castle, but this doesn’t seem to be something that happens daily or you can count on. In the past there have been photographers on Place de Remy in WDS, but there are no recent sightings.


Lover of all things Disney since 1975
Jun 25, 2005
Thanks so much everyone for the info. I think, based on what you have said, I will pass and we will just take pics with our phones. Thanks!!


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