Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Magic Shots from PhotoPass | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

"Magic Shots" from Walt Disney World's PhotoPass photographers are always fun for me!  However, my husband hates them.  He says he always feels like such a fool while they are being taken.  Me? Not so much!  I love the "surprise" when I see my photos online and get a chance to see what extra shows up in my photo!

At Walt Disney World, they provide the PhotoPass service to all guests.  PhotoPass Photographers are located at all 4 theme parks, Downtown Disney and the water parks.  These photographers will take your photos and scan your magic band or PhotoPass card to save the images.  When you log on to the web site you can view, edit and order your photos.  You can also purchase the Memory Maker CD which will have all of the photos on one CD.

One of the many perks to the PhotoPass photos, in my opinion, is the "Magic Shots."  According to the Disney web site:
Disney Characters and other fun surprises can also be magically added to your photos after they’re taken. Your Disney PhotoPass photographer will help set up the right poses and make it happen with some favorite familiar faces—just ask! With Magic Shots, you can easily enhance your photos for an extra splash of fun.
Here are some examples from our most recent trip at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  I took a picture of the PhotoPass guy taking a picture of my son.  Then you can see the final product below my shot.

These are a few of my other favorites from the other parks:

Magic Kingdom, Haunted Mansion


Animal Kingdom

Since my husband "feels like a fool" having these Magic Shots taken, we didn't get that many on our trip.  I also found out right after our trip, literally the day we left, they started adding animation to the photographs.  

Which "Magic Shot" is your favorite from your vacations? I'd love to hear!


  1. I love these too - they are always so much fun! At Disney, it's ok to be silly. :)

  2. We loved the Frozen magic shots from our trip last summer. Any picture that has Anna, Elsa or Olaf is a winner in our family.

  3. I love the hidden magic added to these photos. My college kids are now like your husband- they refuse to "pose" for anything! I imagine the animation is a great way to pull more folks into PhotoPass- I have to check it out!

  4. I love seeing the MagicShots! I was surprised when my older son actually posed for one. It's my favorite shot of all from that trip.