They snap hundreds of shots a day, but what are they really seeing through their camera lens? Disneyland photographers have a unique job, and they get to experience the parks from a perspective that no one else does. From touching moments to interesting behind-the-scenes stories, a former Disneyland Photopass photographer.
1. Where do you think the best spot for taking photos is?
“In the daytime I would say Fantasyland or Adventureland in Disneyland side. Disney California Adventure side would be Buena Vista St. and the trail. At night Main Street is really nice as well as the side of the castle. Buena Vista is also nice at night but the Tower of Terror or whatever it’s called now is pretty sweet.”
2. Your favorite part of year to work?
“Christmas time is without a doubt my favorite. Getting to see the park all decorated and seeing the trees and scenery change is so nice. I also love the cold weather.”
3. What was the most touching/heart-wrenching guest moment you were a part of?
“I was working Princess Fantasy Faire one day and we were told we had a special guest coming in for a private meet and greet. Just before they came in we were told it was going to be a family of three. A mom, dad and a 4-year-old daughter. The family had just lost their 7-year-old daughter to cancer. The family came in and was super nice and grateful to be there. When they finally to got to my location the girl was going on about her sister and then she called her a ‘sky princess.’ It was really tough to hear and everyone in the room got a bit emotional.”