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Get Extra Magic in Your Photopass Shots with Magic Shots

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If you’re looking to add a little fun and magic to your Disney vacation photos, be sure to take advantage of the Magic Shots that are available from Disney’s PhotoPass Photographers.  Magic Shots are photos where special effects are added after a photo has been taken.

Most shots are only available in select locations and Magic Shots require that the PhotoPass Photographer has been trained to do that particular shot.  For this reason, Magic Shots may not always be available where listed below; this depends on the photographer and even the time of day.  Also PhotoPass Photographers who use tripods typically do not do any Magic Shots.  When in doubt, just ask!

Here are the locations of many of the available Magic Shots you’ll find in the four Parks.

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Captain Hook
Magic Kingdom – Occasionally available outside Pirates of the Caribbean

Ghost Hearse Driver
Magic Kingdom – Haunted Mansion – primarily during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) but may be available during the day if a PhotoPass photographer is present

Hitchhiking Ghosts
Magic Kingdom – Liberty Belle Area – primarily during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) but may be available during the day if a PhotoPass photographer is present

Baby Simba
Animal Kingdom – Discovery Island and in Asia by the shrine with Expedition Everest in the background

Soarin’ With Mickey, Minnie and Goofy
Epcot – between the Fountain of Nations and World Showcase

Disney ‘Mickey’ Balloons
Magic Kingdom – Main Street and the entrance to Tomorrowland
Epcot – Entrance area
Animal Kingdom – Discovery Island
Hollywood Studios – On Hollywood Boulevard

Mickey Mouse
Magic Kingdom – Benches and curbs on Main Street
Hollywood Studios – Benches on Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards

Minnie Mouse
Magic Kingdom – Benches and curbs on Main Street
Hollywood Studios – Benches on Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards

Lilo
Hollywood Studios – Benches on Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards

Stitch
Hollywood Studios – Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards
Magic Kingdom – Main Street
Epcot – Entrance area

Darth Vader
Hollywood Studios – Occasionally available outside Star Tours by the Jedi Training Academy stage

Fairy Wings (on your back)
Magic Kingdom – Adventureland by Tinkerbell Meet

Chip (from Beauty and the Beast)
Hollywood Studios – Outside the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ show
Epcot – Occasionally available in France
Magic Kingdom – Outside Gaston’s Tavern

Sebastian
Magic Kingdom – Outside ‘Under the Sea with the Little Mermaid’
Hollywood Studios – Outside the ‘Voyage of the Little Mermaid’ show

Monsters University Mike Wazowski
Hollywood Studios – Outside entrance

Anna & Elsa
Hollywood Studios – Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post and Sauna

Also a new type of photo available, where the PhotoPass Photographer will take your picture holding a large frame around you.  These are available in various areas but are usually seen in the Magic Kingdom between Casey’s and the Crystal Palace with Cinderella Castle in the background, in Epcot in the main entrance area with Spaceship Earth in the background and in Animal Kingdom in Asia by the shrine with Expedition Everest in the background.  These photos are impacted by refurb work and construction barriers, so may not always be available.

I hope that you can find some great Magic Shot opportunities on your next visit.  Also, please comment below if you know of some locations that I may have missed here.  Thank you for reading this month!

Author: Disney Mark

Husband to a wonderful wife and father of 3 great children. Disney geek, NDD #178. Moved to Central Florida in July, 2011.

2 thoughts on “Get Extra Magic in Your Photopass Shots with Magic Shots

  1. I didn’t know that packages like this were available. We are planning a Disney World trip with our grandchildren and this is definitely something to consider.

  2. Thanks for the tip. Such a cute Photo 🙂

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