Attendees of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration got a surprise on opening night when we were all given Photo Pass Plus kits.
If you’ve been to a Disney park, you’re probably familiar with the Disney Photo Pass photographers in key photogenic locations around the parks. They take your picture in front of Cinderella’s Castle…
or the Eiffel Tower in EPCOT…
and then they beam your photos onto a plastic card. The card is reusable, allowing you to load all your pictures on for safe keeping. At the end of your trip, you can take the card to a Photo Plus station and get prints made or order a CD of all your pictures, for a fee. You can also do this at home from the Photo Pass online site.
Photo Pass Plus is a little different. With PhotoPass+ you get access to digital files of all your PhotoPass photos, attraction photos, and Dining photos taken within a 14 day visit to Walt Disney as well as print packages at select dining locations. Once you arrive home from your vacation, you can view your photos and order a PhotoCD with all the high resolution photos plus a limited license agreement, which allows you to print photos at any local photo processing center.
Photo Pass Plus kits are sold at PhotoPass View Stations located throughout Walt Disney World – you can’t buy them online. They are currently priced at $199. I won’t say that’s cheap, but if you are the type of person that likes to have a lot of pictures, especially the ones from attractions and the dining packages, this might be for you.
Soccer Girl and I were on a such a quick trip it was hard to get the most out of it. But I know what when we bring the whole family back in November, this is definitely something we will want.
I’d never take the time and spend the money to buy this picture on it’s own. But, it’s included with Photo Pass Plus. As soon as we realized it, we started getting photos from all participating attractions.
With the regular photo pass, you can get all the photos loaded onto a CD either during or after your visit. If you do it during, they usually give you some free printouts along with your CD. If you do it after, you get to add all sorts of cool photo borders to your pictures. I love these and hence prefer to do it after the trip through mail order.
So, while we hardly had enough of time to make proper use of this, I was super grateful for the opportunity to give it a test drive. I definitetly would consider it for future trips because I like that kind of “all you can eat” option. For more information, visit the Disney PhotoPass site.
Disclosure: As an attendee of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, I received for a fee hotel accommodations, a Photo Pass Plus, park tickets, many meals and access to special events not made available to the public. Disney did not ask me or anyone to blog about this event, but being a fan of the company I can’t help myself.