As I'm a huge Disney fan and this was going to be Mason's first trip as well as our family holiday I knew it was going to be special. I knew I would want to look back on loads of pictures.
The Disney Photo Pass+ sounded like a great idea so I made sure there was money in our budget to purchase one when we got there.
The idea is that you have your own pass that you hand in at any attraction with a ride photo and they upload your picture to your personal online account for you to print when back at home. It's valid for 10 days after your first use which was plenty of time for us as we were there for 5 days and the pictures remain in your account for a year so there's no rush to print them straight away if you don't want to.
We bought our pass in our Disneyland Hotel for €29.99 as we had a voucher but the full price is €49.99 which is still well worth it if you ask me. You are given one pass to wear around your neck which makes it really easy to have on your for rides and there are 2 smaller ones the fit in your pocket if you prefer. You create your account at DisneyPhotoPass and after a ride, just hand over the pass at the photo counter while giving them the number of your ride photo, it will then be added to your account as high a quality file.
If you're planning on going on lots of rides this baby pays for itself! Even though we were restricted to just Pirates of the Caribbean and Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast due to Mason being too small for anything else with a photo we still got 12 ride photos out of it -we spent a lot of time on Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast!
If we were going on the bigger rides too we would have had loads more ride photos as Big Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain: Mission 2, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Rock N Roller Coaster all take your photo.
But it's not just the rides photos! You can also hand in your pass to any Disneyland Photographer in either of the two parks. That's the guys taking your picture with the characters. If you are planning on meeting the characters this pass is a must because the photographers caught some amazing moments and the photos are much better than I could have taken -plus it meant I really got to witness the moments where Mason met his idols instead of messing around with my camera.
We had 36 pictures with the characters and that is what made the pass a complete bargain. I might be wrong but I think it was €15.99 to buy one individual picture so for the price of 2 pictures we had our pass!
When we got home all our pictures were in one place on the website and it was really easy to download to our computer. The website does give you the option to print from there along with other options like photo books, mugs and calendars but if you prefer you can just print them yourself through whoever you like.
I personally think the pass is a brilliant idea so I wanted to share this info for anyone who is going to Disneyland Paris this year (you lucky buggers!)
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