If you’ve got a trip planned to Universal Orlando, and are planning to purchase their Photo Connect image capture services, the time to buy is now, as Photo Connect presale prices will change starting Monday, October 6, 2014.
Amazing Pictures, the vendor that provides Photo Connect, didn’t say what the new prices will be when they made the announcement via its Facebook page, but it is safe to assume they will be going up. If you want to save some money, you can get a discount off the in-park package price by ordering Photo Connect online here.
If you prepurchase your Photo Connect package online — which can range from a single day’s worth of unlimited digital photos for $39.95 or 3 days for $49.95, to a 14-day package for $89.99 — it won’t begin expiring until you activate it upon visiting the parks.
[UPDATE: Photo Connect has just announced that the 3-day presale price will increase to $59.95, and the annual Passholder package will jump from $49.95 to $89.95.]
In other recent Photo Connect news, Universal has added automated Star Card kiosks to the exits of Mummy, MIB, and Hulk, so you can register your photos without waiting in line. Photo Connect team members are still available to help find and edit your photos if you don’t want to use the self-service stations.
We’re big fans of Photo Connect, especially the year-long Star Card for Annual Passholders. However, as some Lines Chat users have noted, Photo Connect photographers are not ubiquitous throughout Universal property the way Disney’s PhotoPass cast members are. You certainly should not leave your camera at home with the expectation that Photo Connect will be able to capture all your vacation memories.
For the record, here is where you can find Photo Connect locations throughout Universal’s two parks:
Universal Studios Florida Photo Connect Locations
- Park entrance
- Meet and greet near Shrek 4-D exit
- SpongeBob shop in KidZone
- Transformers meet and greet
- E.T. shop
- MIB on-ride photo
- Simpsons couch gag
- Revenge of the Mummy on-ride photo
- Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit on-ride photo
- Gringotts queue photo
Islands of Adventure Photo Connect Locations
- Park entrance
- Incredible Hulk on-ride photo
- Spider-Man queue photo
- Spider-Man meet and greet
- Ripsaw Falls on-ride photo
- Jurassic Park photo op
- Jurassic Park River Adventure on-ride photo
- Forbidden Journey on-ride photo
- Seuss Trolley queue photo