Photo Pass

PhotoPass+

You never know when that perfect photo opportunity is going to take place so it’s nice to know that there are Disney PhotoPass Photographers at Disney World and Disneyland theme parks, resorts, water parks (May through September) and attractions. 

What the PhotoPass+ includes:

  • PhotoPass+ Card and Lanyard
  • Gallery CD with more than 400 Disney World stock photos
  • Code to create and order a Photo CD with all your photos online at DisneyPhotoPass.com; Print Packages at select Dining locations; Digital Downloads at select attractions (Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, The Twlight Zone Towner of Terror, Rock ‘n Roller Coaster, Expedition Everest, and Dinosaur.

 This link shows when you can find photographers:

http://www.disneyphotopass.com/skins/100147/help/AboutDPP-Maps-Tips.pdf

Benefits of using PhotoPass:

  • By pre-ordering you’ll save money, just let us know when you make your final payment.  Cost is $199.95 at the parks but if your pre-order the cost is $158.69 (this includes tax).
  • Professional photographers are taking the pictures; they’ll help you get just the right pose in front of those iconic spots.
  • Not fumbling for your camera when your child runs up to give their favorite character that oh so sweet hug.
  • Go online for up to 30 days after your trip to order your pictures.  I’ve ordered the calendar in the past, and loved the quality.  After the year is over I then have pictures for scrapbooking.
  • Unlimited number of photos in your account.
  • Convenience, come home and take the CD to your local photo shop and have all the pictures you want printed AND you’ve already gotten a picture for your Christmas card!!!     

What to expect:

  • Add PhotoPass+
  • Receive voucher in your Disney Documents
  • Take voucher to Photo Center in any of the Parks, they will activate it and give you your lanyard and photo pass card
  • After vacation you have 30 days to modify, edit, add borders etc.
  • Upload your own personal photos and finalize
  • Disney will send your CDs along with copy-write permission to print photos

Also for all those Disney Visa Cardholders out there go to Character Connection in Epcot, show your Disney Visa and you’ll be taken to a private area where you can meet some Disney characters.  Go to the Camera Center and you can get your free 5 x 7 photo!!

 For all of the details:

http://www.disneyphotopass.com/specialoffers/wdwlearnmore.htm

My husband’s family lives all across North America and getting everyone together once a year was turning out to be a lot of work. We had 17 people that required transportation, lodging, food and activities appropriate and enjoyable for all ages and personalities. This took hours of planning and coordination with people working to cook or clean up around the clock and not having the time to really cherish those we were supposed to be spending time with.  But then we found the magic in a family reunion at Walt Disney World and reunions turned into the highlight of our year.

On a Disney family reunion, no single person in the family is responsible for food, lodging, entertainment, nor transportation. It allows each one to enjoy their gathering to the fullest. The Magical Express and Disney busses take away any need for separate car rentals. Linked reservations allow hotel rooms close to one another for visiting. Sharing meals together are simple and uncomplicated as Walt Disney World’s restaurants are well equipped to handle very large groups and everyone, including those with food allergies and picky appetites, are able to satisfy their food cravings. Different personality types are all accommodated as rides, parades, shows and shops for all ages can be found at each park within the resort. Even more special, a Disney family reunion allows the bonding between different generations. Watch a grandparent’s eyes light up when your child asks them to be their passenger on the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway. Delight when your child overcomes some of their fears when their uncle convinces them to go on the Tower of Terror and they love it! Take the initiative and spend time with your relatives from far away and hear their stories of their first Disney related memory as you stroll around World Showcase Lagoon. Each moment will be a memory that you will treasure in years to come.  

So next time a family reunion is talked about in your family, suggest a Disney vacation. It may just be the best time you and your extended family have ever had together!

Michelle Browne

Travel Specialist

When visiting Walt Disney World, Main Street U.S.A. is an area NOT to be missed.  With all the excitement of characters and rides, sometimes Main Street U.S.A. is quickly bypassed. However,  there are “magical moments” on Main Street at Walt Disney World.

One hidden treasure is the Harmony Barbershop on Main Street.  Reservations for resort guests can be made up to 180 day in advance, but walk-ins are also welcomed.  Early in the morning and during parades are a great time for walk-ins.  “First Haircuts” are their specialty, which includes a certificate to remember the experience, as well as “My 1st Haircut” mouse ears .  This package cost $18.00.  Confetti, colored hair gel and pixie dust for girls and pirate dust for boys are also available for an additional cost.  

This full-service barbershop shouldn’t be missed!  With the red and white barber pole outside to the antique cash register being used inside, the Harmony Barbershop is a treasure hidden among Main Street.  As you sit back and enjoy a haircut, a shave or a mustache trim, you may delight in seeing and hearing the Dapper Dans quartet singing outside the barbershop at various times throughout the day.

 

Tressa Krippel

Travel Specialist