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Topic: PhotoPass (tell a friend)

Mon 2/27/2012 1:36p
I was at Magic Kingdom last night and I was taking pictures of the castle and I was constantly being asked to take pictures of couples and families(I love to do it),but I noticed that every single time I explained that any photopass person can give them a photopass card and that it can be used at any of the parks.With photopass being around for while now I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas on how Disney could better inform guests of this great service.
Mon 2/27/2012 2:01p
Photopass is great, but it costs money. I'm sure many people would rather have pictures taken with their own camera for free.
One trip we made sure to stop at every photopass CM we saw and at the end of the trip we bought the CD. I think we had like 32 pictures on it! I think having that many pics on the CD makes it worth the cost.
Mon 2/27/2012 2:09p
You can also ask the photopass person to take a picture with your camera.
Witches of Morva
Mon 2/27/2012 2:33p
ORDDU: My sisters and I have had mostly bad experiences with photo pass. For one thing, the photographers don't seem to do a very good job in capturing what we asked for. When your standing front of the castle or some other famous Disney landmark, and you specifically ask to make sure that landmark is included in the background, you don't expect to have a tight shot of just you and your family--with no clue that you're even at the park! Yet this is often what we get when we let those clueless people take our picture.

ORGOCH: Well, ya can blame big ol' Orwen fer that! Even the widest angle lens cain't capture nothin' but HER!!

ORDDU: Then there's the fact that the development of those pictures are often too dark and not at all the good quality you would expect from such expensive photos. Our advice would be to only tell an enemy about PhotoPass. Your friends might not be friends any more if you suggest something to them that's just not worth it.
Mon 2/27/2012 2:34p
We utilized Photopass on our recent WDW trip and our photopass had 312 pictures on it.

We took our Photopass card back here to Disneyland and got a way better price for the CD. Saved over a hundred dollars by doing that.

I think that every WDW and DL guest are well aware of the service, they just don't want to pay WDW's inflated prices. It's much cheaper to get here at DL.
Mon 2/27/2012 4:33p
I had no idea it was that much more at WDW. We actually got ours at Disneyland --- how much is it at WDW?
Mon 2/27/2012 5:11p
We always do Photopass at WDW but we rarely even see Photopass photographers at Disneyland/DCA. I would definitely not bother if you are only going to the DL resort and not WDW. I know the pre-purchase price at WDW was $99 (recently) but I didn't think there was a difference between the prices for the parks, is there? Plus I hear that the Photopass photographers will take pictures with your camera for you also.
Mon 2/27/2012 5:14p
DL (in park) was something like $70 but with Annual Pass discount it was much cheaper.
Mon 2/27/2012 6:16p
Yeah. I was thinking we paid about $40 to $45 at DL about 3 1/2 years ago.
Tue 2/28/2012 8:43a
I seriously considered this for our last trip to WDW because DH and I have pictures of each other and would like more of us. But the price was prohibitive.

Also, where are the PhotoPass photographers other than with characters? We saw one in front of the tree at DAK and one to the right of the castle at MK.

When we did Tusker House, I thought maybe we should have gotten it, but those photos don't go on the photo pass and must be bought separately.

We did have the photo pass guy by the castle take a couple photos of us, but we didn't even look them up online because the ones on our camera are good.

We did run into people who did not know that there was PhotoPass.

We were going to buy one print of us on EE, but $19!?!?!

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