Our 10 Favorite Walt Disney World PhotoPass “Magic Shots”!

One of the best ways to capture the magic of your Walt Disney World vacation is to take pictures. And one of the best ways to take pictures when you’re in the World is to use Disney PhotoPass, a service that stations professional photographers around all four theme parks (and beyond!) and guarantees that the whole family gets in the shot.

Did you know that Disney PhotoPass can add even more fun with something called a Magic Shot? It seems like an ordinary picture at first, but when it appears in your My Disney Experience account, a little Disney Magic is waiting for you! Magic shots come at no charge, and are included with Disney PhotoPass Memory Maker.

Lots of photographers will take Magic Shots automatically, but if there’s a certain shot that you’ve heard about and would like, be sure to ask. Here are 10 of our current favorites.

Magic Kingdom

All you need is faith, trust, and pixie dust! Tinker Bell stops by on Main Street U.S.A.

Tinker Bell Magic Shot ©Disney Photopass Facebook

Watch Dumbo soar in Fantasyland by his attraction.

Dumbo Magic Shot ©Disney Photopass Facebook

Enjoy a GIANT Dole Whip in Adventureland. Too bad this isn’t a real serving size!

Dole Whip Magic Shot ©Disney Photopass Facebook


One Little Spark! Join Figment at Spaceship Earth.

Figment Magic Shot ©Disney Photopass Facebook

Pick your favorite background and get fairy wings of your own with this Magic Shot, available anywhere in the park.

Fairy Wings Magic Shot ©Disney Photopass Facebook

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Get swept away by these Mickey Balloons, available at the park entrance or Hollywood Boulevard.

Mickey Balloons Magic Shot ©Disney Photopass Facebook

Say cheese! Join Rizzo at his pizza joint, Pizzerizzo.

Rizzo Magic Shot ©Disney Photopass Facebook

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Paint with all the colors of the wind with these leaves from Pocahontas. This shot is available at the park entrance.

Pocahontas Leaves Magic Shot ©Disney Photopass Facebook

Be prepared for the menacing hyenas from the Lion King  — Ed, Shenzi and Banzai — in Africa.

Hyenas Magic Shot ©Disney Photopass Facebook

Look out for a flying Banshee in Pandora.

Banshee Magic Shot ©Disney Photopass Facebook

New Magic Shots are added for special occasions, like the holidays or other park celebrations. Stay up-to-date with which Magic Shots are currently being offered on the official Disney PhotoPass Facebook Page. There you will find several albums, grouped by park or event, with examples. Decide on a few of your favorites, and get ready to make some magic!

What is your favorite Disney Magic Shot? We’d love to hear — let us know below.

Our 10 Favorite Walt Disney World PhotoPass Magic Shots

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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2 Replies to “Our 10 Favorite Walt Disney World PhotoPass “Magic Shots”!”

  1. Whatever happpend to spontaneous, non-staged photos that tell the real vacation story. These look like a 1980’s Glamor Shot Session. I’ve got one of me about to barf up my guts right after exiting Body Wars. And another one of my wife sitting on a bench in EPCOT changing the band aid on her blistered foot from all the walking that day. And a whole drawer of the kids in some state of unhappiness in the park. Ah, the memories. Great times, great times!