When you visit the Walt Disney World Resort, it makes sense to take ALL the photos! Luckily Disney PhotoPass is a great service to allow you to do just that. Plus, when you purchase the Memory Maker, you can bring all those photos home!

Cinderella slipper photopass

What are Disney PhotoPass and Memory Maker?

Disney PhotoPass is the name of the photography service offered at Walt Disney World. This covers your ride photos, character meet-and-greets, as well as some optional stops around property with photographers. You’ll find PhotoPass photographers stationed throughout the resort with unique backdrops like the Tree of Life, Cinderella Castle, Millennium Falcon and more. Photographers may also be available at certain character experiences, including select character dining or meet and greets. There are often special photo-ops for celebrations or events that are only around for a limited time. Photographers can even add some extra pixie dust with digitally enhanced Magic Shots.

All photos you take will be uploaded to your My Disney Experience account. Your photos will be watermarked until you purchase individual photos or a photo package like Memory Maker. You can opt to purchase individual photos a la carte. However, adding Memory Maker before your trip is well worth the price if you love to have access to your park photos! You can add it to any vacation package for $169 + tax if purchased at least 3 days in advance or for $199 + tax if purchased once you arrive. Or, if you just want it for one day you can buy it for $69.00. This will only allow you access to print the photos for the day you purchase the Memory Maker.

*Update: Guests who purchase Genie+ service will also receive digital downloads of their Disney PhotoPass attraction photos, taken in the park on the day of their purchase, at no additional charge!

Memory Maker includes:

  • Photos taken at more than 100 locations:
    • Iconic spots at all 4 parks
    • Select character meet-and-greet locations
    • Select attractions
    • Portrait studios
  • Over 75 unique Magic Shots, including Super Zoom and Tiny World Magic Shots
  • Capture Your Moment or Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique experiences (sessions booked and sold separately)
  • Access to create, download, and save your Disney PhotoPass video memories

Magic Shot Disney PhotoPass

How to use PhotoPass

PhotoPass photographers will have a couple of options for you when they get photos taken.

  • The first option is to scan your MagicBand/MagicBand+. The Disney PhotoPass photographer will scan the Mickey logo on your band, and your photos will be linked to your MyDisneyExperience account.
  • The other option is that guests will be given a PhotoPass card. This plastic card is free and will have a 16-digit barcode. The PhotoPass photographer will scan that and then hand it to you. Any time you get your photo taken by a Disney’s PhotoPass photographer, you must get either the MagicBand or the PhotoPass card scanned.

With Disney’s PhotoPass, you are under no financial obligation to purchase the photos the photographers take. Even if you don’t buy any photos after your vacation, you can still share them online with friends and family for up to 30 days. If you receive a PhotoPass card, make sure to keep the card safe.


Where Can You Find the Photographers?

Most of the standard PhotoPass locations are near iconic locations, including the front of the Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle or the Garden Gate Gifts of the Animal Kingdom. You can easily recognize photographers by their professional camera equipment, cast member name tags, and green/tan vests.

Once you approach the photographer, you must do one of two things. If you have a MagicBand, it will be scanned before taking your photo. Alternatively, you can use a Disney PhotoPass card where you can collect all of your photos and then link them to your account.

While they do change locations frequently, here is a list of some additional locations where you may find them:

Magic Kingdom

  • Town Square & Main Entrance (near the flag pole)
  • Main Street U.S.A. – there are several photographers located here
  • Cinderella Castle Hub – there are several photographers located here (near the Partners Statue)
  • Cinderella Castle Wall (located behind the castle)
  • Super Zoom Magic Shot at Plaza Garden (front of the Castel hub)
  • Rapunzel Lantern (After dark only and located by Tangled Toilets just past it’s a small world)
  • Liberty Square (near the bridge)
  • Haunted Mansion Courtyard
  • Tomorrowland Bridge (at the entrance to the land)
  • Adventureland (near Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Frontierland (near Big Thunder Mountain Railroad)
  • Fantasyland Bridge (right before the walkway to Castle Hub)
  • Bridge at Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid (Fantasyland)
  • Belle’s Village Bridge (the bridge between Be Our Guest and Bonjour Village Gifts)


  • Main Entrance Fountain Near Spaceship Earth
  • Super Zoom Magic Shot at Spaceship Earth
  • Tiny World Magic Shot at Spaceship Earth
  • At the entrance to the World Showcase
  • China Pavilion
  • Fountain in Front of Remy Ratatouille Adventure
  • France Pavilion
  • International Gateway Bridge
  • Italy Pavilion
  • Japan Pavilion
  • Morocco Pavilion
  • Norway Pavilion
  • The Seas with Finding Nemo


PhotoPass Animal Kingdom Magic Shot


Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Main Entrance (before going into the park)
  • Main Entrance Step-In Photo Frame(changes based on the season and event at the time)
  • Tree of Life (there are usually various locations around the Tree of Life and on Discovery Island)
  • Lion King Corner (right before the walkway to Pandora)
  • Dinoland Entrance
  • Pandora Entrance
  • Pandora – The World of Avatar (various locations)
  • Expedition Everest Bridge
  • Expedition Everest Corner Outlook
  • Asia (various locations)
  • Africa
Mace Windu's Lightsaber PhotoPass


Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Hollywood Blvd (when you walk in)
  • Center Stage near Mickey & Minnie Runaway Railway
  • Hollywood Studios Arch
  • Echo Lake near Gertie(dinosaur)
  • Toy Story Land Entrance Photos
  • Sunset Boulevard (various locations)
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Entrance
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Millennium Falcon
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Millennium Falcon Super Zoom
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Millennium Falcon Overlook
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge A-Wing Fighter Shot(near Rise of the Resistance)
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge X- Wing Fighter (near Resistance Supply)
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Millennium Falcon
  • Mace Windu’s Lightsaber- After Dark. Prop included. (Located near Dok-Ondar’s in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge)
  • Kylo Ren’s TIE Echelon (located by the stage near Milk Stand in Galaxy’s Edge)

**You can locate current PhotoPass photographers on the My Disney Experience app as seen below:

In addition to the theme parks, a Disney PhotoPass Studio is located at Disney Springs. This is a great place to grab family photos with different backgrounds, fun poses, and props! No appointment is necessary. Plus, if you have the Memory Maker, any photos taken at this studio are included.

Disney PhotoPass

Ride Photos


Another great feature of the Disney PhotoPass service is the ride photos. These photos are on several rides in the theme parks. What a perfect way to remember those experiences on some of your favorite Walt Disney World attractions!

If you have the Memory Maker, it will be automatically added to your account, or you can scan a QR code while in line to ensure it is added. There may be a slight delay in seeing these photos, but they should appear in your account within 24 hours. If not, you can contact Disney PhotoPass or visit one of the park’s counters to get it added.

Here is a list of the current rides that include a PhotoPass photo:

Magic Kingdom

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Splash Mountain
  • Space Mountain
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • TRON Lightcycle Run

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain


  • Frozen Ever After
  • Test Track
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™
BooBash Halloween Magic Kingdom PhotoPass Magicshot


PhotoPass Magic Shots

Disney PhotoPass Service is famous for taking a few “magical” photos. Magic Shots are a special service of Disney PhotoPass Service that adds a special touch of magic to Guests’ photos by using props and include other special elements such as Disney characters or other surprises. These unique photos can be taken at several different locations. If a Photopass Photographer asks you to stand in a strange pose or look at an area where there is nothing to look at, you will likely have a Magic Shot to check out on MyDisneyExperience later.

Guests can also receive animated magic shots.  These pictures come alive with animation when viewed on the MyDisneyExperience app and can be shared online. There are a few locations for these animated pictures. Watch for other animated magic shots for special events or seasons.

      • A shot featuring Mickey and Minnie is available at Hollywood Boulevard near Celebrity 5 & 10 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios or near the Partners Statue at Magic Kingdom Park.
      • When you meet Cinderella before dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table or visit her at Princess Fairy Tale Hall in Magic Kingdom Park, you’ll be welcomed with an Animated Magic Shot featuring Jaq and Gus.
      • Guests with Memory Maker can enjoy animated shots of their attraction photos on several attractions, including Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Tower of Terror.



Disney PhotoPass is another way to ensure you have a great vacation experience at the Walt Disney World Resort! It’s as simple as finding one of the many Disney PhotoPass photographers and saying, “cheese!”

When you purchase the Memory Maker, you are prepaying for all of the photos taken on your vacation. What a great value to ensure you can capture all your magical memories to share with your whole travel party!



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