Disney is adding yet another automatic PhotoPass Camera system to replace actual Cast Members. This time the system has been added to the Royal Sommerhus in EPCOT where guests can meet Elsa and Anna.
A friend of mine sent this over after seeing it on @walruscarp on TikTok:
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This the latest automatic camera added to various locations around Walt Disney World. It automatically takes images of you with the characters and then you need to scan you band to retrieve your images.
The issue is that these cameras do not do as good a job as an actual person. Sure, they zoom in, but they can only do what they are programmed to do. My friend said that they had this at the Tinkerbelle meet and greet and all it did was take a bunch of shots of them standing around.
“I’ve got about 30 pictures of us just standing around because, lets try and get your kids to focus on a tiny box….”
When people buy the PhotoPass add on they are spending a lot of money for photos from the parks. Usually taken by actual photographers. When they add these boxes for basic photos, not the special ones from high up cameras, it feels like you are getting less for more.
But I guess that’s the Walt Disney Company way anymore. They should make their motto “We give you less for more.”
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