Automated PhotoPass Cameras Arrive At Mickey And Minnie Meet & Greet

Technology improvements are usually great at the Walt Disney World Resort but we are not so sure about this one with the big cheese himself.

Automated cameras have taken over the Mickey and Minnie Mouse meet & greet inside Town Square Theater at the Magic Kingdom.

The cameras are installed in the book shelf across from where Mickey and Minnie stand  and “hidden” between two sets of books.

The whole process lacks of magic, the presence of a PhotoPass Cast Member is definitely missed. The character attendant will guide you through the whole experience, making sure you look to the magic bookshelf that flash every 3 to 5 seconds to get a good picture and will still offered to take pictures with your own phone if you would like a little extra memories.

Once you are done with your meet & greet, you proceed to collect your belongings and scan your MagicBand at a kiosk to link your photos to your MyDisneyExperience account.

But this is not the first time Disney has installed automated cameras in important meet & greets, we already saw them with Kylo Ren and Chewbacca and even with Tinkerbell.

Im not exactly sure why they decided to make these changes but the guest experience is definitely different, specially since we are talking about one of the most loved Disney characters.

Disney PhotoPass Cast Members will still support more then 100 locations across the parks and use their creativity to capture those special memories.

What do you think of these? Are you a fan of the change or prefer the old way? Let us know in the comments below!

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Ana Leal

6 thoughts on “Automated PhotoPass Cameras Arrive At Mickey And Minnie Meet & Greet

  1. Impersonal, not magical, no interactions and cant be sure you got a photo with eyes open? Not worth the stop…sad money grab

  2. Disney is slowly turning into a computerized profit machine. No care for personal service anymore.
    Universal is gaining quick.

  3. I would much rather have an actual cast member. Especially if I’m going to pay that much money for a memory maker. And especially with Mickey! This is awful! Like Amanda ^ is there any way to email Disney?? Maybe enough people complained they may reconsider???

  4. I like the interaction with a real live photographer. We’re getting away from real interaction with people. Not a good sign and definitely not magical.

  5. Can the automated cameras capture the moments like you have in picture “Mickey 4”, or do people even care about those interaction photos?

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