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New PhotoPass system isn’t automated; just hides ugly Cast Members

It solves the problem of "guests not smiling, and children crying." WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney fandom has been in an uproar in the past week over a new "automated" PhotoPass system at the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa. Photos have surfaced showing holes for the new system in character greeting room walls. But Uncle Walt's Insider readers can rest easy, because we (as always) have the true story: PhotoPass photographers aren't being replaced, just hidden. Especially the uglier ones. Sparing feelings "It's ... Read more

Dad blinked in all 237 PhotoPass photographs

"I honestly wasn't trying to have my eyes closed." WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Many families visiting the Walt Disney World Resort take advantage of the parks' PhotoPass service, where Disney photographers snap your pictures throughout the resort and make them available for purchase later. And while purchasing individual photographs can get pricey, Disney offers a "Memory Maker" all-inclusive package that allows downloads of every picture taken of your travel party plus some bonus ride videos, all for a set fee. The Washburn ... Read more
Lamar Price's "best picture" from a recent Walt Disney World vacation.

Dad fired as family vacation photographer (photo feature)

Lamar Price is out of a job -- as his family's vacation photographer. A 44-year-old Boston native and father of two, Price has always tried to capture the special moments and everyday magic on each vacation. However, following a recent nine-day trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, his family unanimously voted that on future trips, someone else should handle the camera. A perfect record "Nine days!" Price's wife Beatrice told Uncle Walt's Insider. "Nine days we were at Walt Disney World! You know ... Read more
Selfie stick at Magic Kingdom. Depositphotos_29630245_modified

Disney replacing PhotoPass photographers with fixed selfie sticks

More and more people are leaving their digital cameras at home and relying on their cell phones to capture those magical memories. And why not? The camera in the latest smart phone is probably better than your aging digital camera. From weddings, child birth, and pictures with Mickey, iPhone-shaped video and photographs have become part of our daily lives. And now, the latest announcement from Disney Parks and Resorts shows that they understand this trend, as they plan to remove many ... Read more