Although Disney’s PhotoPass has undergone some big changes in recent years (most notably, integration with My Disney Experience and MyMagic+) some additional alterations and enhancements have been made to this essential service in recent weeks. No matter whether you are a seasoned pro or just an infrequent user of the PhotoPass service, you’ll notice these changes immediately the next time you’re at Walt Disney World, as they apply to all guests.
From a sudden price hike for the Memory Maker add-on to the addition of more than half a dozen new PhotoPass picture locations around Disney's Animal Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom, here are all the PhotoPass changes happening around the resort now that you need to know about!
1. PhotoPass on-ride photo now available at Pirates of the Caribbean
Beginning this weekend, guests who ride the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at the Magic Kingdom will be able to view an on-ride PhotoPass photo that will be taken during the first third of the ride, right before guests take the plunge down the ride's flume. Like other on-ride PhotoPass photos, guests will need to be wearing a MagicBand to see this photo, and the photo will be automatically uploaded to the My Disney Experience app once they exit the ride. From there, the image can be purchased, or those with Memory maker, it will be available for download. Photo kiosks in the gift shop will not be available.
In addition to the new on-ride photo, Disney has also added a new ship-in-a-bottle Magic Shot inpired by the new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales film. Guests who want to take this special photo can now do so right outside the attraction.
2. Pandora - The World of Avatar photo ops and Magic Shots now available