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  • #21
    Re: What do you think of Photopass?

    Was shocked at $15.00 for a digital photo; Thought maybe 5. was worth the convienince. Would never do that again.
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    • #22
      Re: What do you think of Photopass?

      Originally posted by jcruise86 View Post
      It's still inconvenient to have to interact with them when I enter scenic areas or when my kid just wants to meet a character. So I'd prefer that Disney remove them and all of their timeshare salesmen and instead allow five homeless people into their parks per day to beg for money. That would be classier.


      I find this highly offensive. You'd rather talk to a homeless person begging you for money than a Disney Cast Member that is doing their job? Really?

      For all of the JUNK that is packed into the merchandise shops (and people buy nonstop), the ONE thing I am always glad I can come home with is ONE good picture of my vacation. Sure I take my camera and take hundreds of pictures, but usually I buy ONE 5x7 with the year and the themed border to remember my trip. Certainly a better memory than a balloon that's going to deflate, a t-shirt that will fade or shrink, or the food that isn't going to stay with me for more than 24 hours.
      It's actually "Cars Land", not "Carsland".

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      • #23
        Re: What do you think of constantly encountering Photopass CMs?

        Originally posted by ghosty4 View Post


        I find this highly offensive. You'd rather talk to a homeless person begging you for money than
        a Disney Cast Member that is doing their job? Really? . . . I take my camera and take hundreds of pictures. . . .
        I almost find your view of the homeless mildly offensive. Wouldn't want one of them intruding into one of your hundreds of photos of plastic land.

        I was a Disneyland attractions host, but one thing I preferred in the old days was walking through Disneyland and not having to avoid or politely say no to a number of Photopass CMs each visit, and not seeing the timeshare booths and the merchandise carts. I prefer to see the nice information stands Universal Hollywood had this summer staffed with CMs who only wanted to help guests and could not make extra cash for that park. (Of course Universal also has photographers and carts.)


        Originally posted by jcruise86 View Post
        . . . It is nice that Photopass CMs will happily take pictures with your camera.

        Remember that if you have a Disney Visa card that they have free photo ops and give you a nice large print for no charge.
        And what about the nice comment and helpful reminder I added above? No absurdity there--just love from the king of the litter box.
        Last edited by jcruise86; 10-06-2012, 04:12 PM.

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        • #24
          Re: What do you think of constantly encountering Photopass CMs?

          Originally posted by jcruise86 View Post

          I was a Disneyland attractions host, but one thing I preferred in the old days was walking through Disneyland and not having to avoid or politely say no to a number of Photopass CMs each visit, and not seeing the timeshare booths and the merchandise carts. I prefer to see the nice information stands Universal Hollywood had this summer staffed with CMs who only wanted to help guests and could not make extra cash for that park. (Of course Universal also has photographers and carts.)

          I doubt you ever yelled at me to come ride the JC when the line was short. I could look at the wait time and decide myself.


          I understand your point of view, there are a lot more people in the parks trying to sell us stuff now, compared to when we had to walk into a store or upto a drink cart. However I appreciate Disney's approach a lot more. It's far better than people barking at you that you get free lunch or tickets as a trick to get you into a multihour timeshare pitch. Also the photgraphers are mostly just letting you know the service is available, not pushing you into buying it like many other offerings such as summit viewing areas and on cruise ships.

          Compare Disney to the people on the Vegas Strip, sticking those stripper/escort cards in your face. The main difference is at Disney the CMs don't care if you buy it or not because they don't get commission.
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          • #25
            Re: What do you think of constantly encountering Photopass CMs?

            Originally posted by swampymarsh View Post
            I understand your point of view, there are a lot more people in the parks trying to sell us stuff now, compared to when we had to walk into a store or upto a drink card. However I appreciate Disney's approach a lot more. It's far better than people barking at you that you get free lunch or tickets as a trick to get you into a multihour timeshare pitch. Also the photgraphers are mostly just letting you know the service is available, not pushing you into buying it like many other offerings such as summit viewing areas and on cruise ships.

            Compare Disney to the people on the Vegas Strip, sticking those stripper/escort cards in your face. The main difference is at Disney the CMs don't care if you buy it or not because they don't get commission.
            All true, Swampy, and I may be in the minority, but I prefer the pre-Photopass/timeshare old days. To me Photopass CMs are like cute, de-scented skunks. Nothing to fear, but there is still a part of me that tries to avoid them. I'd like them replaced with more Citizens of Buena Vista Street type CMs, and some full-time complimenters who will shout out that I'm lookin' good as I pass by. Then again, that might make it too much like the real world for me.

            My fantasy theme park job is now to work at Knott's Scary Farm as a monsterous parody of a timeshare salesperson with a scary & funny presentation later in the evening. (As I worked the streets I'd scream, "TIMESHAAAAAARE! True or false? We just want to get you to our resort hotel so we can eat you! {Awkward pause while tryng to conceal a demonic chuckle} FALSE! {To a zombie passing by} YOU! YOU THERE! You look like an intelligent man. . .")

            But I digress from Photopass.

            P.S. Although I deny having ever done this, is it still possible (though, of course, unethical) to just take a screenshot of the Photopass photos you view at home? Golly, I sure hope not!

            Originally posted by swampymarsh View Post
            I doubt you ever yelled at me to come ride the JC when the line was short.
            Actually, it's possible I did. We used to be out in front of attractions back then stopping guests from bringing sodas into the attraction queues. I don't mean to keep coming back to my appearance, but do any of you happen to remember a strikingly handsome CM loudly urging you to, "Test your mettle aboard the world famous Jungle Cruise!" as you walked through Adventureland in the mid-to-late 80s?
            Last edited by jcruise86; 10-07-2012, 06:35 PM. Reason: typo

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            • #26
              Re: What do you think of Photopass?

              I wish they had kiosks like at the exit of Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters where you can email your photo to yourself. They could have a credit card reader on each machine and offer a deep discount to APs. Universal has such machines on The Simpsons for a fee of $5 or $10 (can't remember). There are plenty of times when I see an on-ride photo or a character picture I really like, but $15-$20 is way too steep, especially when it is something like Tower of Terror where there's a bunch of strangers in the photo.

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              • #27
                Re: What do you think of Photopass?

                Originally posted by clippers6 View Post
                There are plenty of times when I see an on-ride photo or a character picture I really like, but $15-$20 is way too steep, especially when it is something like Tower of Terror where there's a bunch of strangers in the photo.
                Good thing there is now PhotoPass Plus which at $69 will be a deal after you get 5 of those pictures.
                Be Cool Stay in School!
                Next year I'm trying for a summer internship at Stark Industries.

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