Update to PhotoPass Changes at Walt Disney World
Yesterday, we reported that big changes were coming to the PhotoPass service at Walt Disney World. It was being reported that PhotoPass photographers were being phased out for automated photo kiosks. As you can imagine, this didn’t go over well with Walt Disney World fans everywhere.
Today, we have received official notification on this change from Walt Disney World and wanted to pass it along.
Walt Disney World released the following statement:
The most special part of a Disney vacation is the treasured memories our Guests take home, which is why our Disney PhotoPass photographers play a key role throughout our parks. Whether it’s capturing the moment when a family sees Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom Park or when Grandma, Grandpa and the grandkids pose behind animal print frames at the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park or when a young girl asks for a picture with Sebastian and he magically appears online when she views the photos in the My Disney Experience app, Disney PhotoPass photographers use their creativity to capture customized photos of our Guests every day.
Walt Disney World Resort continues to have more than 100 locations where Disney PhotoPass photographers will personally capture these moments, and we know our Guests enjoy the interaction with our Cast photographers and characters to create those magical, one-of-a-kind memories. We will be installing automated cameras at nine character greeting locations with the first location in use beginning in early 2019. Multiple cameras will capture numerous memorable moments during a character interaction, allowing guests to choose from a wider variety of character photos. While Disney PhotoPass Cast Members will no longer capture photography at these nine locations, photographers will continue to support the more than 100 other Disney PhotoPass locations across our parks so that they can use their creativity to take personalized photos for our Guests.
So, at least for now, the automated kiosks will only be at nine PhotoPass character meet and greet locations throughout Walt Disney World beginning in 2019.
Have you seen the new automated PhotoPass kiosks at any additional locations around Walt Disney World? Let us know in the comments below!
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