7 Must-See Disneyland Resort Photo Ops with Disney PhotoPass

Collage of three photos: 1) A family sits in a Teacup looking up at Cheshire Cat lounging on a tree branch 2) A woman holds Mickey Ear balloons with a man in front of Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle 3) A group of friends stands along the street with Huey, Dewey, and Louie in front of them.

While we all know there’s magic afoot at the Disneyland Resort, it’s little-known that the magic can even appear in your Disney PhotoPass photos. Disney PhotoPass photographers capture picture-perfect memories of the whole family – and sometimes, photographers sprinkle even more pixie dust on your photos. We call these Magic Shots. Let’s dive into our favorite Disney PhotoPass Magic Shots currently available most times most days at the Disneyland Resort.

Location: Disneyland Resort

A woman holds Mickey Ear balloons with a man in front of Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle

Don’t float away! This magical photo op features iconic Mickey Mouse Balloons and is captured at many locations throughout the Disneyland Resort. It's available year-round and is often available with limited-time theming for various celebrations. Right now, Guests can enjoy balloons themed to the Disney100 celebration! Be sure to ask a photographer if they are offering this Magic Shot at their location.

Cheshire Cat
Location: Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland

A family sits in a Teacup looking up at Cheshire Cat lounging on a tree branch

Is it an unbirthday? This Magic Shot is the perfect way to celebrate. The Cheshire Cat is sure to make Guests grin when he pops into their Disney PhotoPass photo over at the Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland.


Huey, Dewey and Louie
Location: Left of the Hyperion Theater in Hollywood Land

A group of friends stands along the street with Huey, Dewey, and Louie in front of them.

Huey, Dewey and Louie are excited to have Guests in their photo! Make sure to stop by the photo location to the left of the Hyperion Theater in Hollywood Land and get these three troublemakers in a photo — and promise not to tell Uncle Donald Duck about their shenanigans!

Violet’s Force Field
Location: Bridge to Pixar Pier

A family stands inside of Violet's Force Bubble with Violet and Jack Jack from The Incredibles standing on either side of them.

We still have more incredible Magic Shots ahead. Located on the bridge to Pixar Pier, this Magic Shot gets the whole family in the frame – and in Violet’s force field! With her superpowers, Violet shields Guests from Jack-Jack’s unpredictable superhuman abilities.

Location: Millennium Falcon

A group of friends stands in front of the Millennium Falcon while a Porg rests on one of their arms.

If Guests' travels bring them to the remote planet of Batuu, head over to the Disney PhotoPass Image Scanner (known on our planet as a photographer) by the Millennium Falcon to get this inquisitive creature in a photo!

Minnie Mouse
Location: Sleeping Beauty Castle & Partners statue

Two children sit in front of the Partners Statue with Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse is the star of the show in this Magic Shot! She’s stylish, creative and an icon! A classic and must-have for the collection, this Magic Shot is located in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, as well as the Partners statue.

Buzz Lightyear and Woody
Location: Bridge to Pixar Pier

Two women stand in front of Pixar Pier while Buzz Lightyear and Woody fly overhead

Looking for a rootin’ tootin’ good time? Another great Magic Shot can be found on the bridge to Pixar Pier! To round up the end of this list, Buzz Lightyear and Woody are flying into the frame with this “toy-rific” photo op.

To download and share Disney PhotoPass photos from the Disneyland Resort, including these Magic Shots, Guests can purchase Disney Genie+ service or Disney PhotoPass+ One Day, both of which include digital downloads of the photos from the day. Or, Guests may purchase Disney PhotoPass photos as individual digital downloads. Guests must link Disney PhotoPass photos to their Disney account to be able to download them.*

Theme Park reservations and valid admission for the same park on the same day are required for park entry. Magic Shots and Disney PhotoPass service are subject to Disney PhotoPass Terms and Conditions and are subject to restrictions and change without notice.

*Message, data and roaming rates may apply for use of the Disneyland App. Availability subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset or service provider. Coverage not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.

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