Character line-up for Disney PhotoPass Day 2018

Aug 08, 2018 in "PhotoPass"

Posted: Wednesday August 8, 2018 2:41pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney PhotoPass Day in 2018 will take place August 19 2018 at Walt Disney World, bringing special character appearances, Magic Shots and special pricing on one-day memory maker.

Here is a run-down of everything on offer:

Disney Springs

  • Peter Pan Shadow Magic Shot: between the LEGO® Store and World of Disney®
  • Original Selfie Magic Shot: outside of the Disney PhotoPass Studio
  • Special balloons virtual background: at the Disney PhotoPass Studio

Both Disney Springs Magic Shots are available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Virtual background at the Disney PhotoPass Studio is available from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Character Experiences:

  • Meet Bolt: Discovery Island Trails from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Meet Baloo and King Louie: Upcountry Landing in Asia from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Additional photo opportunities:*

  • Huey, Dewey and Louie Magic Shot: DinoLand U.S.A.
  • Kevin Magic Shot: near “UP! A Great Bird Adventure”
  • Russell’s grape soda bottlecap pin prop: near “UP! A Great Bird Adventure”
  • Finding Nemo prop: near “Finding Nemo – The Musical”
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris prop: near the attraction entrance

*These additional photo opportunities at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Character Experience:

Meet Jawas: Star Wars Launch Bay Cantina from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additional photo opportunities:*

  • Rizzo Magic Shot: near Muppet?Vision 3D
  • Green Army Man Magic Shot: near the entrance to Slinky Dog Dash
  • Hollywood Tower Hotel luggage prop: Sunset Boulevard
  • Beauty and the Beast light painting next to Theater of the Stars (available from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

*These additional photo opportunities at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted.


Character Experiences:

  • Meet Cruella de Vil: United Kingdom Pavilion from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Meet Jafar: Morocco Pavilion from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Additional photo opportunities:*

  • Original Selfie Magic Shot: France Pavilion (available from noon to 8 p.m.)
  • World Traveler Magic Shots: available at all 11 countries in World Showcase (available from noon to 8 p.m.)
  • Baby Groot Magic Shot: Future World East at the galaxy-themed wall
  • Finding Nemo prop: near The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Spaceship Earth prop: near the attraction entrance

*These additional photo opportunities at Epcot are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Magic Kingdom Park

Character Experience:

  • Meet Pinocchio and Geppetto: near Pinocchio Village Haus from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Additional photo opportunities:*

  • Dole Whip Magic Shot: across from Sunshine Tree Terrace
  • Dumbo Magic Shot: near Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Mickey Mouse Magic Shot: on the bridge near Fairytale Garden
  • Jungle Cruise prop: near the attraction entrance
  • Pretzel prop: Purple Wall near Tomorrowland Terrace (available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

*These additional photo opportunities at Magic Kingdom Park are available from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

You can take home digital downloads of all your Disney PhotoPass photos from the day for one price with Memory Maker One Day!* Memory Maker One Day will be available at the Disney PhotoPass Centers located in each of the four parks and at Disney Springs for the special price of $39, only on August 19, 2018, and only at these five locations.

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disneyworlddadAug 21, 2018

I agree with most of the sentiments here. . . I was excited for photopass day when I first heard about it when they started what two years back. Then I looked at the offerings this year and was bummed. We were already planning on going Saturday and might have turned it in to an overnight trip but the offerings just didn't appeal enough.

asianwayAug 21, 2018

The fact that 90% of the set times aren’t published helps

PiebaldAug 21, 2018

Their enthusiasm and animation is incredible. I'm not sure if WDW just doesnt care or if it's too hot but over there their movements are very believable. The way they walk and wave to you. Over here it's the same "wave unenthusiastically, put hand over mouth to express laughter or surprise."

GiveMeTheMusicAug 21, 2018

Tokyo character performers are on another level. It's incredible to watch.

asianwayAug 20, 2018

Oh jeez forgot about that

PiebaldAug 20, 2018

After going to TDR, the entire m&g system at WDW sucks. I dont care to meet the characters but the enthusiasm there along with the interesting system really made me think I was meeting the 3 little pigs, and not Fred, the bored sweaty college kid.

GiveMeTheMusicAug 20, 2018

Oh really?? Well then how do they stretch their fingers out so long genius?? That's what I THOUGHT

asianwayAug 20, 2018

You don’t “train for Jafar”

pdude81Aug 20, 2018

There were more characters last year but I think the hours for each character were much less. This at least allows for a chance at meeting them if you're willing to wait in a long line. They also have people trained for Cruella and Jafar for the Halloween party so they may as well get some more use out of the costumes while they are out. Sadly we came home this year the day before this as I would have headed over to meet the jungle book characters. We didn't think it was worth sticking around longer just for this event.

Kman101Aug 19, 2018


MaryJanePAug 19, 2018

By having a plethora of characters each and every day, throughout each day, in each park, the lines and "specialness" of the appearance would likely significantly lessen.

asianwayAug 19, 2018

I only hold them accountable inasmuch they have yet to figure out a way to monetize the characters

Kman101Aug 19, 2018

OK. I blame both. You don't see how poor management has led to characters being so in-demand they don't even want to be bothered? Why is there insane lines? Because Pinocchio isn't regularly out. Like he was 10 years ago. Like Clarabelle and Horace were. Like Hook and Smee were. How can you not also hold management accountable? I know you seem to look down on the guests who visit WDW but the demand is there because whoever controls these things has created this problem. Not the guests. But they don't help, either.

asianwayAug 19, 2018

There’s insane lines for Pinocchio today. I don’t blame management anymore I blame the guests