The bane of photographers everywhere, the automated PhotoPass cameras have now invaded Royal Sommerhus, the home of the Anna and Elsa meet and greet in the Norway pavilion at Epcot.
These boxes are at least somewhat well-themed, but do stick out from the wall. Unlike the cameras installed in Town Square Theater for the Mickey and Minnie meet and greet, these boxes have only one camera located rather low, which means that adults wanting an automated photo with the Queen of Arendelle are going to get a picture with quite an awkward perspective.
Also unlike the camera boxes in Town Square Theater and the ones at Star Wars Launch Bay, these appear to have a pane of glass in front of the camera lens. While this will likely keep the camera safe, it will also be prone to collecting dirt and fingerprints and will need to be cleaned frequently to ensure quality photos. In other locations, the camera lens is physically set back from the front of the box to discourage errant appendages from coming in contact.
As with the other locations, there is another box containing a screen where you touch your MagicBand to link your photos to your account. Because the cameras are not yet operational, the screen-containing box is also not operational.
If there can be a bright side to this story, it’s that we found this cute hidden panda on the wood in the queue. It might be a bit hard to see, but once you see it you can’t un-see it!