THE LIT­TLE THINGS PHO­TOPASS MAGIC SHOTS

WDW Magazine - - Front Page - BY KATH­LEEN LO­GAN WOLFE

As if hav­ing your Walt Dis­ney World Re­sort va­ca­tion chron­i­cled by a pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher (via Dis­ney’s Pho­topass Photo ser­vice) wasn’t awe­some enough, The Walt Dis­ney Com­pany went ahead and “plussed” their prac­ti­cally per­fect, pa­parazzi prod­uct by pro­vid­ing pa­trons with these won­drous things called “Magic Shots.”

Magic Shots are spe­cially posed pho­tos that, upon ap­pear­ing in your My Dis­ney Ex­pe­ri­ence App, will have a cute Dis­ney static or an­i­mated el­e­ment mag­i­cally added to them. In ad­di­tion, it also al­lows you to add fun, dec­o­ra­tive bor­ders and stick­ers to any of your Pho­topass pho­tos on the my­dis­neypho­topass.com web­site. What is that magic el­e­ment you may be won­der­ing? Sorry folks, it’s a sur­prise—and my lips are sealed!

To give you an idea though (with­out spoil­ing the fun), a Magic Shot hap­pens like this: the Dis­ney Pho­topass pho­tog­ra­pher will tell a mem­ber of your travel party, or all of you in many cases, to pose or act a cer­tain way, then, take your photo. Per­haps they will ask that some­one hold out their hands, reach for the sky, or look down at the ground in sur­prise or hor­ror. No mat­ter what the di­rec­tions are, fol­low them to the let­ter, have fun, and wait for your Magic Shot to re­veal it­self. You can view the image in the My Dis­ney Ex­pe­ri­ence app on your smart­phone or al­ter­nately, at an in-park Pho­topass kiosk. While Dis­ney states that pho­tos can take up to 24 hours to ap­pear in your My Dis­ney Ex­pe­ri­ence ac­count, they usu­ally are view­able within a short time.

There is no ad­di­tional charge for these Magic Shots, but be ad­vised that not all Pho­topass pho­tog­ra­phers will, or can, do them. Some are just not trained, and some­times dur­ing the busier days when the lines are long, there just isn’t enough time. That be­ing said, if you wish to add some Magic Shots to your col­lec­tion of Pho­topass pho­tos, ask any pho­tog­ra­pher if they can do some. Ask­ing can’t hurt.

Magic Shot op­por­tu­ni­ties are avail­able at all four Dis­ney theme parks, and while they used to only be of­fered dur­ing the day­time hours, there have been a cou­ple of night­time ex­pe­ri­ences pop­ping up. If you hap­pen to be lucky enough to at­tend one of the hard ticket par­ties at Magic King­dom, such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Hal­loween Party or Mickey’s Very Merry Christ­mas party, be sure to snag a few of the hol­i­day Magic Shot of­fer­ings that are ex­clu­sive to those events.

If you are pur­chas­ing the all-in­clu­sive Mem­ory Maker photo pack­age, def­i­nitely be sure to get the most bang for your Dis­ney buck and start col­lect­ing Magic Shots!

Dis­ney Pho­topass Image Cour­tesy Of Laurie Sapp

Dis­ney Pho­topass Image Cour­tesy Of Laurie Sapp

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