Disneyland Guests Will Soon Get Free Perk That Disney World Guests Still Have to Pay For!

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A counter with two computers where Guests can view their photopass images.

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It’s no secret that a Disneyland Resort vacation is expensive. From Park tickets to Resort hotels to dining, there’s a lot to consider when budgeting for a visit to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure!

However, a new announcement on Tuesday will put some money back in Disney Parks Guests’ pockets. In addition to a change in Park Hopping hours, the California Disney Park will offer free attraction PhotoPass downloads starting February 4. From Nexstar reporter Scott Gustin:

NEW: Park hopping hours at Disneyland will begin at 11 a.m. starting February 4. Also starting on that date, guests will also be able to receive complimentary PhotoPass attraction downloads for the Disney100 celebration

This change comes at the start of Disney100 – celebrating 100 years of Walt Disney Animation Studios. It’s also part of a major shift at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort this week. The Disney Parks announced the return of free Walt Disney World Resort hotel parking, updates to Park Pass Reservations for Annual Passholders, Magic Key sales resuming, and even the opening date of TRON Lightcycle Run at Magic Kingdom.

The Hitchhiking Ghosts at The Haunted Mansion, Ezra Beane, Professor Phineas Plump and Gus
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Interestingly, Walt Disney World Resort isn’t receiving the same treatment. Guests will still need to purchase individual photos, Memory Maker, or a one-day Disney PhotoPass. In the coming months, though, Guests who purchase Disney Genie+ will receive complimentary attraction photos:

NEW: Guests with Genie+ at WDW will receive complimentary digital downloads of their PhotoPass attraction photos on the day of Genie+ purchase. Updated: No start date announced yet. Coming in the next few months.

While the free PhotoPass attraction photos start at Disneyland Resort on February 4, Walt Disney World Resort has yet to announce a date for the PhotoPass addition to Disney Genie+. This freebie only includes attraction photos, so you’ll still have to pay for that Magic Shot!

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Are you excited about the changes announced for Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort? 


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