Pluto with children on Main Street
  • On Feb 1, 2018
    Beth from VA Asked

    Are there any restrictions on taking a camera into the park? I have a digital SLR. Some events consider it a professional camera since it has a detachable lens (but I'm no professional). Want to make sure that doesn't happen at WDW.

    Hi Beth!

    Every time I visit the Walt Disney World Resort, I regret not bringing my digital SLR camera!  With so many beautiful moments to capture, a phone camera really doesn't do them justice!  Although I have never used mine in the parks, I have seen plenty of people carrying their cameras around.  Since you are not using the camera or the photographs you capture for professional purposes, you should have no problem taking it into the parks!

    The Walt Disney World Resort Park Rules and Regulations simply state that you can't photograph for commercial purposes, and anyone with the intent to photograph or record for professional purposes must make special arrangements with Walt Disney World Media Relations.  The List of Restricted Personal Items does include tripod and monopod stands that can't fit inside a standard backpack and "selfie" sticks.  

    Remember, if you decide that you don't want to carry around your camera all day (or you want to ride on Splash Mountain without worrying about it getting wet), there are plenty of Disney PhotoPass Photographers throughout the parks that can capture all of your favorite moments!  Be sure to also check out Memory Maker so that you can keep all of those photos forever!

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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