World Photo Day is just around the corner and Disney World is celebrating once again by hosting the resort-wide “Disney PhotoPass Day” on August 19. The day-long festival of Disney photography includes exclusive character experiences and creative photo ops around all four parks and Disney Springs. Disney photographers will be on hand at all the photo op locations to help you get the perfect shot!
Throughout Disney Springs, you’ll find three different photo spots. At the Disney PhotoPass Studio, you can pose in front of a Special Balloons virtual background, and just outside the studio an Original Selfie Magic Shot is set up. At another Magic Shot set up between the LEGO Store and World of Disney, you can take a snap with Peter Pan’s shadow lurking behind you.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be offering two new character meet and greets from 10 AM to 5:30 PM on Sunday, August 19. Bolt the dog will be at Discovery Island Trails, while Baloo and King Louie will be hanging at Upcountry Landing in Asia.
Special props and Magic Spots will be available from 10 AM to 6 PM. Near UP! A Great Bird Adventure, you’ll find a Russell’s Grape Soda bottlecap pin prop to pose with, as well as animated magic shots featuring Kevin and Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Other photo props representing Finding Nemo and Kilimanjaro Safaris can be found outside of their respective attractions.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, there will be a new meet and greet experience featuring Jawas at Star Wars Launch Bay Cantina from 9 AM to 5 PM. From 9 AM to 7 PM, you can pose at a Rizzo magic shot near Muppet*Vision 3D, a Green Army Man magic shot near the entrance to Slinky Dog Dash, and with a Hollywood Tower Hotel luggage prop on Sunset Boulevard. In the evening, there will be a lighted Beauty and the Beast painting photo spot next to Theater of Stars from 8 PM to 10 PM.
Two new characters will be hanging out in the world showcase, with Cruella de Vil at the United Kingdom pavilion from 9 AM to 8:30 PM and Jafar at the Morocco pavilion from 11:30 AM to 8:30 PM.
Other Magic Spots and photo props will be available around the park from 10 AM to 6 PM including a Baby Groot magic shot in Future World East at the galaxy wall, a Finding Nemo prop near The Seas with Nemo & Friends, and a Spaceship Earth prop by the ride’s entrance. The Original Selfie magic shot will also be open in the France pavilion from noon to 8 PM and there will be World Traveler magic shots at all 11 countries in the World Showcase from noon to 8 PM.
In Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland, Pinocchio and Geppetto will be mingling with guests near Pinocchio Village Haus from 10 AM to 5:30 PM.
Over in Adventureland, a Dole Whip Magic Shot across from Sunshine Tree Terrace and a Jungle Cruise prop next to the ride’s entrance will be available from 9 AM to 8 PM. Other Magic Shots include an animated Mickey Mouse on the bridge near Fairytale Garden in Fantasyland and Dumbo near the Flying Elephant attraction in Storybook Circus. From 9 AM to 7 PM, there will be a pretzel prop at the new purple wall close to Tomorrowland Terrace, open for photos from 9 AM to 7 PM.
Also included in this one-day celebration is a special price on Memory Maker One Day, available at any Disney PhotoPass Center for $39 ONLY on August 19! The Memory Maker allows you to take home digital downloads of all of the photos you take at all four Disney parks and at Disney Springs on Disney PhotoPass day.