Automated PhotoPass stations are coming to Disney World

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The internet was abuzz today with rumors and talk of Disney World beginning to replace PhotoPass photographers with automated machines that will take the photo instead of an actual photographer themselves.

There are in fact machines going in the location of 9 characters throughout the Walt Disney World parks. These automated machines will begin installation in late November and won’t be ready until early 2019 for use.

We reached out to Disney and they issued this statement to us:

Walt Disney World Resort continues to have more than 100 locations where Disney PhotoPass photographers will personally capture these moments, and we know our Guests enjoy the interaction with our Cast photographers and characters to create those magical, one-of-a-kind memories. We will be installing cameras at nine character greeting locations that will be in use beginning in early 2019.  Multiple cameras will capture numerous memorable moments during a character interaction, allowing guests to choose from a wider variety of character photos. While Disney PhotoPass Cast Members will no longer capture photography at these nine locations, photographers will continue to support the more than 100 other Disney PhotoPass locations across our parks so that they can use their creativity to take personalized photos for our Guests. 

While Disney PhotoPass Cast Members will no longer capture photography at these nine locations, photographers will continue to support the more than 100 other Disney PhotoPass locations across our parks so that they can use their creativity to take personalized photos for our Guests. Disney also mentions that multiple cameras will capture numerous memorable moments during a character interaction, allowing guests to choose from a wider variety of character photos.

There was a small-scale test performed earlier this year with Tinker Bell’s nook in Town Square Theater.

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Clint

Clint

Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @iamcgeed