A Change.org petition to keep PhotoPass photographers in the Walt Disney World theme parks has picked up in popularity. As of the writing of this article, over 80,000 people have signed the petition, more than half of its 150,000 person goal.
The petition, started by @Martsartuk, reads as follows:
Disney are planning to replace photopass photographers with Disney photo boxes in many different areas of the parks. This doesn’t seem the right thing to do as I feel it deflates the magic. A Disney Photographer can capture more than just a picture. They are there to give you the best experience possible. They bring out the best of you in each and every snap of the lens. It’s an added magical touch that can’t be replaced. Technology can work in some areas, but it can’t replicate every field. Please help overturn this decision and keep our wonderful Disney Photographers. It’s so important we do not let the magic slide. Keep the magic alive Disney.
Recently, automated cameras have been installed at several prominent character meet-and-greet locations, including Princess Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom, Royal Summerhus in Epcot, and Star Wars Launch Bay in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Keep reading WDWNT for more on the automated PhotoPass camera rollout.