Visiting Walt Disney World Resort can truly be a once-in-a-lifetime magical experience, and Guests all have different ways that they want to remember their incredible vacation. Some Guests love to buy a ton of great merchandise, and others like to have unforgettable dining experiences. But there is one thing that may top all the other memory makers — taking a massive amount of photos.
Disney wants to help Guests create truly memorable photos that bring back happy memories, so they have PhotoPass Photographers located throughout all of their Parks. PhotoPass Photographers create fun poses for Guests and can add special magic shots to sprinkle pixie dust onto your photos with fun additions like rainbows and Disney characters.
Now, Disney is bringing something even more exciting to its PhotoPass service offerings — augmented reality. As part of its team up with Snap (formerly Snapchat), Guests will be able to access amazing new lenses when they purchase Disney Genie+. When Guests purchase Disney Genie+, they are also given unlimited PhotoPass downloads for that day.
Here is more information on the augmented reality offerings provided by Disney Parks Blog:
Have you ever wanted to transform into a Disney villain? Or cook ratatouille with help from Remy? Or maybe even take a step back in time and see Cinderella Castle magically transform into a birthday cake? With this amazing technology, you can make your own magic as the world around you transitions into one of fantasy. Take a look for yourself!
The lenses are also a special way to capture memories during The World’s Most Magical Celebration, the incredible 18-month event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.
Whether you’re in your Disney Resort hotel room, traveling on the Disney Skyliner or waiting for the character cavalcade to begin, you can capture photos and videos with Disney PhotoPass Lenses to your heart’s content. While many Disney PhotoPass Lenses can be used across Walt Disney World Resort, others like the Remy lens will be available exclusively in specific areas of the parks.
The fun continues even after your Disney vacation – you can also enjoy some Disney PhotoPass Lenses up to 45 days after the day you visit with Disney Genie+ service, including one of our favorites, which lets you recreate one of the most iconic scenes from “Lady and the Tramp.” Just open the My Disney Experience app and be sure to try it with your dog or cat!
For those who do not wish to purchase Disney Genie+ — or are not currently visiting Walt Disney World Resort — there are several complementary lenses that Guests can use through the Snap app on their phone.
Will you be taking advantage of these fun augmented reality videos when you visit Walt Disney World? Let us know in the comments!
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