Your digital camera is all well and good, but it can't take photos of you screaming your way around Rock 'n' Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith or splashing down a waterfall inside Pirates of Caribbean. And at rushed Character Meet 'n' Greets, it can't always focus properly in time — especially if you've given it to someone unfamilar with the settings.
So, to get a better quality souvenir of your visit, Disney offers its very own souvenir photos and a useful new PhotoPass service. Great quality, crisp prints that are perfect for framing and showing off to all your friends and family — and not a single finger in front of the lens!
During certain attractions, a special camera will catch a photo of you enjoying the ride — screaming, laughing or smiling — which you can then find on video screens along the exit path.
Once you've found yourself on the screens, remember the number shown alongside your photo and head straight to the collection desk nearby the exit. Tell the Cast Memember your photo number and they'll bring it up on their screen for you to have a second look. Like it? Buy it and have it printed there and then in a variety of forms, from framed prints to keyrings.
This service is available at:
Disneyland Paris also has real, human photographers on hand at most of the dedicated Character Meet 'n' Greet locations.
When you meet a character, they'll ask you to quickly pose and will then hand over a ticket with instructions on how to view or collect your photo. Normally it will give a specific boutique within the park, such as Walt Disney Studios Store, where you are free to go and have a look at your photo with no obligation.
This service is commonly offered at the following meet 'n' greet locations:
If you're given a Disney PhotoPass ticket at one of the meet 'n' greet locations, you can hand this to the photographer at the next location and all your photos will be "grouped" onto one account, so when you go to view them you can see them all at once and pick the ones you'd like to print.
Coming soon: Disney PhotoPass+ will bring brand new online and mobile photo services to Disneyland Paris, allowing you to view and order your prints when you return home, or buy high quality digital copies.
We'll update this page with more information on the Disney PhotoPass system as it develops (excuse the terribly outdated pun!).
If you'd like to pose for a group photo somewhere in the parks or at a character meet 'n' greet and get everyone in the picture, don't hesitate to ask someone — either another guest or a Cast Member — to take your photo.
The "it's that button on top" hand gesture and "thank you" smile spans all languages!