So we bought the photo pass plus ahead of time thinking that would save us time and be convenient, well I was wrong about that. It was nice because I think it is cheaper ahead of time if I’m not mistaken ($66) but any convenience is short lived. I guess I could have researched this more and been more prepared but here’s what happened.
We were doing just two days (1 at each park) but for our daughters’ first trip.
Got into Disneyland the first day and had issues finding where to go even with direction from cast members. Finally found it on main street and got into the shop to turn in our voucher for the photo pass plus. What a cluster. We waited in one line only to be told to back to another line. After waiting in that line given a receipt and told to go back to other line. Was in a line about the third person, then the cast member in our line started helping others who were butting in asking questions from the back of line and room? In all we wasted about our first 45 minutes in Disneyland. I was talking with other guests who felt the same way as me so I am guessing this isn’t the only time it has happened
The photo pass locations in Disneyland are few and far between and our first location (Minnie) the photo person wasn’t there as cast members were stating and wondering where the photographer was. After day 1 I was feeling like it was a waste of money.
At California Adventure there were a lot more locations which more than made up for day 1 and overall we ended up with a decent amount of photos.
After a glitch I finally just figured out how to order the photo CD. I didn’t realize the promo code was in the CD (booklet) so it was trying to charge me again. Again I guess I could have researched/read closer a little more.
Overall, I think I will be glad we did it but Disney still has some things it could do to ease the transition for guests.