**Update 11/15/2018 12:51pm: We just received word from Disney directly about the possible changes to the Photopass service at Disney Parks.
“We will continue to have over 100 locations where Disney PhotoPass photographers will capture photos. We will be installing automated cameras at nine locations that will capture every moment of the experience from start to finish to allow guests to receive a wider variety of photos from which to choose.“-Disney
This is excellent news and we are happy to continue to have our favorite Photopass photographers snap those magical shots around the parks.
Here is a look at the news we reported early this morning:
Several sources online are stating that Disney is planning to replace Photopass Photographers with Automated Photopass camera systems. We are hearing that the Automated Photopass boxes will be rolled out for testing starting at the end of the month.
This green box will be taking your photo. pic.twitter.com/4Vmg0aaRaT
— BackDoorDisney (@BackDoorDisney) November 15, 2018
So far the only location of the “Green Box” is the Tinker Bell Meet & Greet in the Magic Kingdom but they are expected to show up at more Meet & Greet locations soon.
The way these boxes work is the guest will use a touch point to scan their magic band after seeing their photo… think ride photos.
DisTwitter is quite upset at the possible removal of the Photopass Photographers.
But seriously, Photopass CMs are the ones who help capture magic in the moment, which a box definitely can’t do.
— Nicole Ke-Ho-Ho-Ho-e 🎅🏻🎄 (@Nicolekehoe13) November 15, 2018
Some of the best photos are from our Photopass Cast Members! I can gurantee it’s going to shrink photo sales- between prints and memory maker- because there won’t be the candid shots 🙄🙄 This is ridiculous pic.twitter.com/xoDi5DaXoa
— Jungle Princess 🐯👑 (@Bri_xx3) November 15, 2018
So tell us what you think about the new Automated Photopass system… Let us know in the comment box below.