Special character line-up and photo opportunities for Disney PhotoPass Day 2017

Aug 07, 2017 in "PhotoPass"

Posted: Monday August 7, 2017 4:03pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney PhotoPass day comes to Walt Disney World on August 19 2017, bringing special photo opportunities and characters to the parks and Disney Springs. 

Here is the full run-down.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Character Experiences

  • Meeko joins Pocahontas at Character Landing on Discovery Island
  • Timon joins Rafiki at Rafiki’s Planet Watch
  • Princess Atta joins Flik at Discovery Island near Creature Comforts

Photo opportunities

  • Dream Big Princess photo backdrop before the park entrance (daylight hours only)
  • Jungle Book Magic Shot near Yak & Yeti Restaurant
  • Visit the PhotoPass photographer in DinoLand U.S.A. from 9-10pm to have magical Mickey light effects added to your photo

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Character Experiences

  • The Queen from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Maleficent, and Cruella de Vil will meet with guests at Sunset Showcase. This opportunity will be available from 10am – 5pm.

Photo opportunities

  • Dream Big Princess photo backdrop outside the Theater of the Stars (daylight hours only)
  • Poison Apple Magic Shot on Sunset Boulevard
  • Fisheye lens in the Chinese Theatre Courtyard area


Character Experiences

  • Genie will join Princess Jasmine in the Morocco Pavilion
  • Mushu will join Mulan in the China Pavilion

Photo opportunities

  • Dream Big Princess photo backdrop near Epcot Character Spot (daylight hours only)
  • Baymax Animated Magic Shot with the PhotoPass photographer located near Mouse Gear and the Fountain of Nations
  • Fisheye lens near the fountain close to the entrance to Spaceship Earth

Magic Kingdom Park

Character Experiences

  • Dopey joins Snow White at Town Square Courtyard
  • Captain Hook joins Peter Pan in Fantasyland

Photo opportunities

  • Dream Big Princess photo backdrop in Fantasyland (daylight hours only)
  • Cinderella’s Coach in Fantasyland
  • “Tangled” light painting photo opportunity near Ariel’s Grotto (available after dark)
  • Mickey Mouse Magic Shot on the bridge near Fairytale GardenMain Street Vehicle near the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor (available in the morning and early afternoon)

Disney Springs

Photo opportunities

  • Dream Big Princess photo backdrop next to the Marketplace Stage
  • Fairy Wings Magic Shot from the PhotoPass photographer roaming around the Marketplace near Tren-D (available from 1-10:30 p.m.)
  • You can also visit the Disney PhotoPass Studio at Disney Springs to enjoy special $99.95 plus shipping pricing on a Personalized Storybook now through August 20.
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asianwayAug 22, 2017

Nice to see someone in entertainment on both coasts is starting to remember what "atmosphere" means

IanDLBZFAug 22, 2017

That's good thinking on their behalf. Didn't they do the same for Frozen Ever After once?

Stefan8Aug 22, 2017

One of the most shocking things about this was that they were actually handing out water bottles for free for people waiting in the heat to meat the villains. I couldn't believe it when I heard the word "complimentary".

Kman101Aug 22, 2017

I never seem to catch these pop ups everyone raves about lol but I don't seek out characters either. I did see two different Country Bears out at different times meeting guests, it was nice. But they aren't really roaming. One met by Diamond Horseshoe and had a line the other one later in the day had a handler and would stop when asked but I don't think he was staying roaming.

Ryan H. SerowinskiAug 22, 2017

I'm sorry, I usually love how nice the performers who play the princesses in the parks everytime I meet one. :oops:

brb1006Aug 22, 2017

That's no a unpopular opinion that is actually a good comment :)

Ryan H. SerowinskiAug 22, 2017

Unpopular Opinion: I think that Snow White performer was really in character(also very sweet) :oops:

brb1006Aug 22, 2017

Here's a good video of Snow White and the Dwarfs at Disneyland from a few days ago. And Pinocchio featuring Gaston

IanDLBZFAug 22, 2017

And they've been testing the Pinnochio characters too. And over here in FL, they've tested the Country Bears as roaming characters and guess what, it proved to be a big success and now they're regulars.

GiveMeTheMusicAug 22, 2017

Disneyland may have skipped PhotoPass Day this year, but the past couple days they've been testing putting out all 7 dwarfs with Snow White in Fantasyland. Guests of course, love it.

IanDLBZFAug 21, 2017

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/08/celebrate-the-75th-anniversary-of-bambi-with-disney-photopass-aug-25-27-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/ This was just announced (and thank god it takes place over a 3-day period vs what we saw with PhotoPass Day)!

asianwayAug 21, 2017

Cutting off the line on an intermittent set would be a catastrophically bad idea as people would just start unofficial lines. They all could have been b2b but it does not look like that was the case

Thumper 32Aug 20, 2017

This comment doesn't really make sense. If the number of people hasn't exceeded how much time they have left to greet, why should any lines be cut off? If people are willing to wait in such a line, that is their choice. Cutting off the line prematurely would be far worse. As long and hot as everything was, at least they were all fair and well organized lines. Kudos to them for doing as much as they could to keep things moving. Short of having these characters out more often (which seems to be a losing battle), there's not much else they could have done differently for this event itself.

asianwayAug 20, 2017

Evil Queen is at Fant! Sets more often than she's not