If you get your picture taken by a PhotoPass photographer, (and all you have to do is ask as they take it on the spot!), they will give you a card. The next time you visit a PhotoPass photographer during your vacation, you can just hand them your card which which holds the photos; and when you get home, you can view your photos free before deciding whether or not to purchase them. You can even add a little extra magic, such as characters or logos!
Now the question is, is PhotoPass worth it?
We have taken advantage of PhotoPass in the past. We even used one of our PhotoPass purchases as our Christmas card this past year; but then again, we have visited Walt Disney World and have not used this service at all. So here's our analysis of this service.
If you are a guest who is looking for professional family photos, a high quality way to preserve your magical memories, or you're someone who just doesn't like carrying around a camera, then PhotoPass may be for you. However, for guests on a budget who like to take their own pics for their photo albums and scrapbooks, we don't think PhotoPass is worth it.
First of all, like most things at Disney, the price for your PhotoPass photos is a little pricey. Secondly, you can have a PhotoPass photographer take a photo for you without the price! Guests may not realize that PhotoPass photographers are truly willing to take a picture for you with your own camera! All you have to do is ask! Also, in our opinion, if a high quality photo is what you're after, use your money to invest in a great camera which will serve you long term rather than spending money for a short term service than you can be done yourself for free.
In addition, other guests at Walt Disney World are usually so friendly that it's not unusual to ask others to snap a photo of you and the family for you; and be sure to ask if you can do the same! Therefore, our verdict is that you can get great photos of you and the family at Walt Disney World without the high price; but, as always, we want to know what you think! What is your opinion of Disney's PhotoPass? Share your experiences, and your own verdict of this service, with us and other readers below!