7 Must-See Disneyland Resort Photo Ops with Disney PhotoPass

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 your whole family – and sometimes, photographers sprinkle even more pixie dust on your photos. We call these Magic Shots. Let’s dive into my favorite Disney PhotoPass Magic Shots currently available at the Disneyland Resort.


Location: Disneyland Resort

Disney PhotoPass - Balloons, Location: Disneyland Resort

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 you can enjoy balloons themed to the Disney100 celebration! Be sure to ask your photographer if they are offering this Magic Shot at their location.

Cheshire Cat

Location: Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland

Cheshire Cat Photo Op,
Location: Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland

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

Huey, Dewey and Louie

Location: Left of the Hyperion Theater in Hollywood Land

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

Huey, Dewey and Louie are excited to have you 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 your photo — you just have to promise not to tell Uncle Donald Duck about their shenanigans! 

Violet’s Force Field

Location: Bridge to Pixar Pier

Violet’s Force Field Photo Op, Location: Bridge to Pixar Pier

I hope you haven’t disappeared like Violet yet! We still have a few 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 you from Jack-Jack’s unpredictable superhuman abilities.


Location: Millennium Falcon

Porg Photo Op, Location: Millennium Falcon

If your travels bring you 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 your photo! 

Minnie Mouse

Location: Sleeping Beauty Castle & Partners statue

Minnie Mouse Photo Op,
Location: Sleeping Beauty Castle & Partners statue

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 your 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

Buzz Lightyear and Woody Photo Op, Location: Bridge to Pixar Pier

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

Don’t forget to tag #DisneyPhotoPass in your photos for a chance to be reposted on our Disney PhotoPass social media pages. It’s been fun showing my 7 favorite Magic Shots at Disneyland Resort; I hope you enjoy capturing these magical memories!

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. Availability of Disney PhotoPass photographers providing Magic Shots may vary and are not guaranteed.

*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.