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On a recent trip to Disney, I scheduled one of the new Capture Your Moment Photo Session at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for myself and my husband. This photo session is also available to book at Magic Kingdom, but we have not been able to experience one in this location yet.
What is it?
A Capture Your Moment is a 20 minute private session with a Disney PhotoPass photographer. This is such a great way to commemorate your Disney vacation, especially if you are celebrating something special like an engagement, graduation, or honeymoon. This is the perfect way to get everyone in the picture and have a way to remember all of the fun you had! Sessions are booked online and paid for ahead of time, up to 60 days in advance.
How much does it cost?
The cost is $50 for a 20 minute session. Photos captured during your session must be purchased separately. If you have purchase Memory Maker for your trip or if you have a qualifying Annual Pass, then you will be able to download the photos captured by the photographer during the experience at no extra cost.
Theme Park Admission
A theme park reservation AND a valid park ticket or annual pass are required to enter Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park for the photo session. A park ticket or annual pass is not included in the price of this experience and booking a photo session alone does not guarantee entry to the theme park.
There is a 1 day cancellation policy. The full price will be charged and forfeited if you cancel within 1 day or do not show up for your reservation.
Party Size and Attire
Each photo session reservation is valid for a maximum of 8 people in the pictures, excluding children 2 years of age and younger. Attire and guest-supplied props must abide by the Park Policies. Wedding attire and clothing that drags on the ground is not permitted. There are some props available to use, ask at check-in to see if there’s anything you would like to use in your photos.
Plan to arrive at the ticket and information desk outside of Island Mercantile at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park at least 10 minutes prior to your reservation time. If you are walking from the park entrance straight towards the Tree of Life, it’s the shop on your left after you’ve crossed over the bridge. Your photographer will meet you here and escort you to the selected location. Sessions cannot be extended due to late arrival.
Our session was at noon, so we arrived and checked in at about 11:45 am. They asked if there were any specific locations or photos we wanted, but I was open to wherever the photographer wanted to take us. We started over on the right side of the Tree of Life and walked through one of the trails for some additional photos.
Then we made our way over to Harambe Market and found some of the well-known Instagram worthy walls located throughout.
We finished our session at the exit of the Kilimanjaro Safari.
Since we have Annual Passes, within an hour there were almost 100 photos available for us to view and download in the app. It was such a wonderful experience and I highly recommend making a reservation if you want a private photo session while on your Disney vacation. Our photographer was personable and made sure we were able to get any specific shots that we wanted. We did a lot of pictures together but also did some individually; you can mix it up as much as you like.
Have questions? Let me know in the comments! Hopefully we can snag a Capture Your Moment session at Magic Kingdom soon!
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