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  • [Question] Were there in-park photographers around 1980?

    Something similar to todays photopass? Were an official photographer would take your photo in the park and it would later be developed and ready for pick up?

    Thanks guys.

    Micenation

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    Re: Were there in-park photographers around 1980?

    I really don't remember that if they did. I think the Photopass thing is fairly new. (Meaning not in the 80's.)

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      Re: Were there in-park photographers around 1980?

      well even if there was in-park photographers at the time
      wouldn't the equipment probably weigh like 100lbs or something?

      (ok i'm not from the 80's so that's total guesstimate)

      plus IMO i would have never come up with the idea of in-park photographers
      Originally posted by JungleCruiseFan
      You know what they say- The party don't start 'til Jordon walks in.
      Originally posted by penguinsoda

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        Re: Were there in-park photographers around 1980?

        Originally posted by GummiBears_Rock View Post
        well even if there was in-park photographers at the time
        wouldn't the equipment probably weigh like 100lbs or something?

        (ok i'm not from the 80's so that's total guesstimate)

        plus IMO i would have never come up with the idea of in-park photographers
        Definitely not that heavy, but more complicated sure.

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          Re: Were there in-park photographers around 1980?

          Originally posted by GummiBears_Rock View Post
          well even if there was in-park photographers at the time
          wouldn't the equipment probably weigh like 100lbs or something?
          These are the 1980s we're talking about, not the 1880s. ) Professional film cameras back then were no different in size and weight than professional digital cameras nowadays.

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            Re: Were there in-park photographers around 1980?

            Originally posted by I Heart Disneyland View Post
            I really don't remember that if they did. I think the Photopass thing is fairly new. (Meaning not in the 80's.)
            That is correct! Photopass is a vairly new concept. I think it's only a few years old(I forget exactly).

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            • #7
              Re: Were there in-park photographers around 1980?

              Well the reason why I ask is because I had found a photo of myself as a child in front of the castle with Brer Bear and it was placed inside of some kind of paper frame. I am trying to find out basically if my parents had taken it or if a CM did. Cause if my parents did, then I need to go hunting for the rest of that roll. My father just doesn't recall at all and I have 1000's of negatives to go thru.

              I guess I should just dig for it either way.

              Thanks a bunch!

              Micenation

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              • #8
                Re: Were there in-park photographers around 1980?

                Not for sure, but I would say no there wasn't. Working with film would have been to costly and time consuming.

                Remember, not only is photopass a newer invention but so is the modern "meet and greet", back in the day the characters just roamed the park.

                I do believe Splash was the first DL attraction with an on-ride photo and it didn't open until 89, so that may have marked the beginning of the modern in park photo op.

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                • #9
                  Re: Were there in-park photographers around 1980?

                  There was however a photo studio operated by Kodak where guests could pose in front of a blank screen and effects like a castle backdrop could be added (as if by MAGIC). I have one on my wall of my wife and I aboard a small boat wearing pirate garb and surrouinded by cartoon fish and treasure.
                  First Visit at the age of 12, July 17, 1968.
                  First Ride, The Disneyland and Santa Fe Railroad.
                  BRING BACK THE PEOPLE MOVER!

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                    Re: Were there in-park photographers around 1980?

                    Originally posted by GummiBears_Rock View Post
                    well even if there was in-park photographers at the time
                    wouldn't the equipment probably weigh like 100lbs or something?

                    (ok i'm not from the 80's so that's total guesstimate)

                    plus IMO i would have never come up with the idea of in-park photographers
                    Heck, back in the eighties they finally had cars.
                    And radios.
                    And TV.
                    And airplanes.
                    And people lived longer than their thirties.
                    But.....no MiceChat board.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Were there in-park photographers around 1980?

                      ) that sounds more like the sixties or something
                      Originally posted by JungleCruiseFan
                      You know what they say- The party don't start 'til Jordon walks in.
                      Originally posted by penguinsoda

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