More details for tomorrow's inaugural PhotoPass Day at Walt Disney World

Aug 18, 2016 in "PhotoPass"

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016 10:40am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World will be celebrating PhotoPass Day on Friday August 19 2016, with special character appearances and complimentary PhotoPass images.

Here is everything you need to know to make the most of what's on offer.

Complimentary PhotoPass Download Locations

Visit a Disney PhotoPass photographer at one of the locations below. Then open the My Disney Experience app to download and share the photo at no charge.

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Festival of the Lion King entrance
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Echo Lake
  • Epcot: Under Spaceship Earth
  • Magic Kingdom: Purple wall in Tomorrowland (between Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant and Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor) and near the fountain that’s in front of Cinderella Castle on the right side viewed from Main Street
  • Disney Springs: Marketplace near to the Pearl Factory

PhotoPass Challenge Locations

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 on August 19 to claim a Disney PhotoPass photo. At the Walt Disney World Resort, participants will receive a voucher for one Disney PhotoPass download. Photos taken at the challenge locations are not complimentary and will be watermarked until purchased.

Magic Kingdom Park

  • Photo with Tinker Bell in Town Square Theater (Main Street, U.S.A.)
  • Partners Statue in front of Cinderella Castle (Main Street, U.S.A.)
  • Pirates Mast (Adventureland next to Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • In front of Splash Mountain (Frontierland)
  • Gaston’s Fountain (Fantasyland)

Disney PhotoPass Sales Center at Town Square Theater


  • Any Disney Character photo in Epcot Character Spot
  • France Pavilion (World Showcase)
  • Japan Pavilion (World Showcase)
  • Germany Pavilion (World Showcase)
  • Norway Pavilion (World Showcase)

Disney PhotoPass Sales Center is at the Camera Center (Future World)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Chinese Theatre (Photo can be taken anywhere on Hollywood Boulevard)
  • Photo with Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams
  • Pixar Arch (Pixar Place)
  • Photo with Chewbacca or Kylo Ren in Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Photo on Sunset Boulevard

Disney PhotoPass Sales Center is at Cover Story

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Tree of Life
  • Photo with Mickey and Minnie in Adventurers Outpost
  • Fossil Fun Games (DinoLand U.S.A)
  • Africa Bridge

Disney PhotoPass Sales Center is at Garden Gate Gifts

Special Character Experiences At Magic Kingdom Park & Epcot

There will be 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.

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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 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