Showing posts with label Photo Packages. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Photo Packages. Show all posts

Monday, April 2, 2012

Magical Mondays - PhotoPass+, an Enhanced Package to Debut at WDW


A report on TouringPlans.com has been posted that a new, enhanced "PhotoPass+" service will debut at Walt Disney World this Wednesday, April 4th.  Guests can purchase the new package at any theme park, resort and even at Downtown Disney for $199.95.  This new package will provide guests access to high quality digital photos taken in-park by the 
PhotoPass photographers.  In addition to the photos themselves, guests will receive: 
  • PhotoPass+ Card and Lanyard
  • Disney Gallery CD with over 400 Stock Photos for their personal use
  • Personal DisneyPhotoPass.com Code for their own PhotoPass Photo
  • On-ride photos, from locations which currently include:
o   Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
o   Dinosaur
o   Expedition Everest
o   Rock 'n' Roller Coaster
o   Space Mountain
o   Splash Mountain
o   Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Select Photo Print Packages at participating dining locations, which include:

o   1900 Park Fare
o   Akershus
o   Cinderella's Royal Table
o   Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
o   'Ohana
o   Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
o   Tusker House


Since this is still a brand new package yet to be rolled out, there are details that remain to be announced – things like how premium dining locations that already provide a photo package with the meal (Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and Cinderella’s Royal Table) will mesh with the current pricing structure, among others.   But looking at the prices for a la carte character meal photo packages and on-ride photos, if a guest typically buys several of the existing photo packages during their Walt Disney World vacation, this enhanced PhotoPass package could save a good deal of money. If a guest typically does not buy the photos, this deal might just be enough to get them to make that leap since all in-park photos would be included.  Normally we skip the in-park photos and dining location photos, but depending on how it actually plays out, we will probably give it a look on our next WDW vacation.

Since this has only been on unofficial sites such as Touring Plans.com and MousePlanet.com so far, watch for actual details from official sources at Disney very soon.  

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Saturday Savers - Disney's Photopass

It's time for another tip to cut your costs on your Walt Disney World® Resort or Disneyland® Resort vacation.  Many of you are aware of the photography service that is offered at both resorts, Disney's PhotoPass® - I mean, those photographers are just about everywhere you turn around.  It's a great way to be able to get everyone in the same shot, and to capture many of the wonderful iconic attractions and locales in the parks, at some of the best photo spots available. 




But ordering the photos individually are not going to save you money - the individual images and the packages that they offer are expensive, starting around $14.95 each and only going one way from there - up.  There is however, a good way to save some money on the PhotoPass photos, particularly if you are prone to taking a lot of pictures on your vacation. How you say?  The way to save money is to purchase the PhotoPass CD that they offer.  There is no limit to the number of photos you can include on the CD, so go ahead, grab a PhotoPass card and start having them shoot away!  One price pays for the whole deal, whether you upload a hundred images or thousands; and the best part is that with the CD you'll receive a copyright release, so that you can print whatever you want from the CD at your local photo counter (we take ours to Costco - and one time we had over 2,000 images on our CDs - yes, that was plural... as many CDs as are needed will be included to make sure all of the photos on your order are there), and you'll pay a lot less for whatever images you print up.  At Costco we pay something like $0.14 per 4x6 image, and something around $0.49 for larger ones. It might be more, or less, but you get the point... it sure beats $14.95!  


The Photo CD is currently $149.95, but did you know that you could potentially save $50 off the purchase of that CD?  You didn't?!?  Well here's your Saturday Saver tip for the day... simply visit this link, and be sure to purchase your Photo CD before you go on vacation, and voila, you can get the same PhotoCD for just $99.95.  Now you can better enjoy taking all those pictures, knowing that you'll be saving money on your PhotoCD, and saving money on printing out the images you truly like the best.