PhotoPass Day brings special character meet and greets to Magic Kingdom and Epcot

Aug 16, 2016 in "PhotoPass"

Posted: Tuesday August 16, 2016 7:11am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort will be celebrating Disney PhotoPass Day on August 19 2016.


The one-day celebration will bring special character meet and greets to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, along with complimentary photo offers. Here are the full details.

Special Character Experiences At Magic Kingdom Park & Epcot

Enjoy special character experiences at Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot, where Disney PhotoPass photographers will capture your encounter with Pinocchio, Gideon and Foulfellow in Storybook Circus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At Epcot, a friend or foe will join some of your favorite Disney characters around World Showcase, including Mushu and Mulan in the China Pavilion; Snow White and Dopey in the Germany Pavilion; and the Queen of Hearts, who will join Alice in the United Kingdom Pavilion. Check the My Disney Experience app or the Epcot Times Guide on August 19 for these Disney characters’ schedule.

Complimentary Photo Locations at All Disney Parks & Disney Springs

There will be one location at each of the four theme parks (and Disney Springs) at the Walt Disney World Resort and at both parks at Disneyland Resort where a Disney PhotoPass photographer will capture your special moment. That photo will be available in the My Disney Experience app at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland app at Disneyland Resort to download and share at no charge as part of the #DisneyPhotoPassDay celebration. (Normal My Disney Experience registration is required to access the image). Check out Disney’s PhotoPass Service Facebook page later on Tuesday for a list of participating photo locations.

Participate in a Disney PhotoPass Challenge

Complete a Disney PhotoPass Challenge at any of our parks at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort to get a Disney PhotoPass photo on us. All you need to do is get your photo taken by a Disney PhotoPass Photographer at each of the designated challenge locations on August 19. Once you’ve stopped by all of the locations, visit a Disney PhotoPass Sales Center to claim your Disney PhotoPass photo. At the Walt Disney World Resort, participants will receive a voucher for one Disney PhotoPass download. Participants at Disneyland Resort will receive one 5×7 print of a Disney PhotoPass photo. Challenge locations and details will be posted on the Disney’s PhotoPass Service Facebook page on Wednesday.

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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