The cost of buying a Photopass PhotoCD from the Walt Disney World Resort will go up to $169.95 starting on March 21, 2012. The current price of a Photopass CD is $149.95 if purchased after a visit to Walt Disney World.
To side-step the price hike, Disney offers a pre-arrival Photopass PhotoCD package for $99.95 via its website: http://disneyphotopass.com/previsitoffer.aspx The pre-arrival package price will go up on March 21, as well, to a yet unreleased price point, though it will remain lower than purchasing the package after your vacation. If you buy the pre-arrival package and decide you don’t want it or don’t need it, Disney can refund the price for up to 6 months after the date of purchase. Thus buying it now at the $99.95 price before it goes up is a good idea if you have a trip in the next 6 months and plan to use Photopass services extensively.
You can purchase the pre-arrival package up until midnight the day before your arrival. No existing Photopass photos in your account will be included in the pre-arrival package – it only covers new photos added after the purchase is completed.