Walt Disney World is reportedly installing automated cameras at select Disney PhotoPass locations according to My News 13.

  • The automated cameras will be installed at nine select character meet-and-greet locations.
  • Guests will have their photos taken by these cameras and then move to a nearby kiosk to see their photo.
  • There, they can scan their MagicBand to capture the photo, much like the process at ride photo locations.
  • Town Square Theatre in Magic Kingdom and Adventurers Outpost in Disney’s Animal Kingdom have been named as two of the locations making the switch.
  • Use of the automated cameras will begin in early 2019.
  • Multiple cameras will capture numerous memorable moments during a character interaction, allowing guests to choose from a wider variety of character photos.
  • Disney has confirmed to us that character attendants will also be present at these locations and can assist guests with taking photos on smartphones and with personal cameras.
  • Disney says that, although PhotoPass Cast Members will no longer be taking the photos at these few locations, photographers will “continue to support the more than 100 other Disney PhotoPass locations across our parks so that they can use their creativity to take personalized photos for our Guests.”
  • Disney has also stated that “PhotoPass photographers remain an important part of capturing special vacation memories.”

ICYMI – More Disney Parks News:

  • Walt Disney World Annual Passholders are in for an extra special treat as they’ll receive first access to purchase Mickey’s 90th Celebration merchandise during an exclusive V.I.PASSHOLDER event.
  • During a presentation at IAAPA, Bob Chapek offered a first look at the ride vehicles for the Guardian of the Galaxy roller coaster coming to Epcot.
  • One of the doors on a Walt Disney World monorail fell off while the train was making at stop at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.
  • Magic Kingdom has some big plans to celebrate Mickey’s birthday and Walt Disney World guests are invited to join in the fun.