My big report on our recent Disney vacation will go on line soon, but in the meantime, if you are one of my guests who read this for insight or advice on good values at Disney, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the PhotoBook I just received today. Creating it was more difficult than I had anticipated. The biggest problem was that you can’t really see enough detail using the on-line photo editor. And I was disappointed by the number of Photopass photographers we found in the parks, so we had many fewer photos than I expected. But after I got the hang of the tools and posted a few of my own photos to mix into the Photopass set, the result was very impressive.
If you are planning a trip, you can save a significant amount of money by making your purchase in advance. Disney charges about $125 for a PhotoCD after the trip, and the better quality Photobook with 20 pages is $70, plus a hefty shipping charge. But I used the pre-pay option which allowed me to get both items for $150 shipping included.
The most important message here is don’t leave your camera behind. I thought I could save some lugging by relying on what had always seemed to me (in earlier trips) ubiquitous PhotoPass photographers. But at least on my most recent trip, they were few and far between. If I hadn’t been able to upload my own photos, I think I would have been disappointed. I’ll post a few photos Real Soon Now.