Recently my family traveled to Disneyland and for the first time ever, we ventured there having pre-bought the Photo Pass Plus card. I was hesitant as I take a lot of my own pictures and to be fair I didn’t know if I’d get nearly enough pictures to make it worth the $70 price tag. Plus I wasn’t sure I wanted to be in the pictures so often. That may be why I take the role of photographer in our own trips. But I said, what the heck, let’s try it out.
My favorite part of the whole Photo Pass Plus Experience I had was when I got to go on Radiator Springs Racers a second time. I know you wonder what one has to do with the other? One of the added benefits of the Photo Pass Plus card is that all your ride pictures are stored on your card for you. Well when we finally had our turn to ride, we enjoyed the ride so much that we were that much more excited to have a keepsake photo. When we went to add it to our card, we were told that the photo had a “safety violation” in it. Having no idea what that meant, and knowing that the likelihood of getting back onto the ride was slim to none, we went to guest services where they gave us a special Fast Pass for all of us to ride again. Mission Accomplished, I was able to ride Radiator Springs Racers twice, one during the day and again at night, plus had a great photo keepsake.
Between the two parks, know that California Adventure has far more of the PhotoPass Photographers available to take shots. Whenever we showed our Photo Pass Plus Card, the photographers almost always went out of their way to get us not only a great number of pictures, but truly unique ones as well. We had one great photographer on Route 66 in Cars Land who must have taken close to 25 pictures of my family. Facing different directions and even a series of “action” shots with us pretending to be driving down Route 66, swerving and sliding around corners. The photo’s are hilarious to our own family, although not likely to anyone else, and we still laugh every time we see them.
In addition to Photo Pass Photographers and Ride Photos, you also have all your character meal pictures included in the purchase price. We received our Ariel’s Grotto pictures quickly and easily, and they actually threw in both a family picture as well as one of just my son with Princess Ariel.
The cost of the Disneyland Photo Pass Plus card is $69.95 when pre-purchased. ($149.95 for Walt Disney World version). The value you can get out of this card is up to you. We filled an entire CD with pictures and memories in 2 days at the parks. I can say from experience that when you show your card, you are definitely given extra attention and a few perks that you didn’t even know about.
I truly encourage you to learn more and to make the Photo Pass Plus Card a Disneyland Must. Visit Here to see more information.