By now, you may have seen the news that the automated photo boxes have begun to take over indoor PhotoPass locations around the Walt Disney World resort. They have now made their way into Princess Fairytale Hall. A petition against the boxes on change.org has gathered close to the target of 50,000 signatures at the time of this writing.
A Disney representative reached out to me today and requested I provide this official Disney response to my recent article that explained how Walt Disney World will be using automated, robotic cameras instead of human Photopass photographers at 9 different indoor camera locations. Here’s the official response:
File this under, “It’s so crazy, I can’t make this up” category. Walt Disney World will soon begin eliminating live Photopass photographers at indoor meet and greets in favor of a camera in a box taking automatic photos. Here’s the details: