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Showing posts with label Ride Photos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ride Photos. Show all posts

Monday, April 2, 2012

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

A report on 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 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 and so far, watch for actual details from official sources at Disney very soon.  

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Today in Disney Parks & Resorts History - Ride Photos

January 31, 1992 - Disneyland

Professor Barnaby Owl's Photographic Art Studio, located at the end of Splash Mountain in Critter Country, opens and offers ride photos of guests as they exit the attraction.  It is the first installation of on-board ride photography in a Disney park. The idea was suggested by Walt Disney Company CEO Michael Eisner.