UPDATE: It's been brought to our attention that the official Walt Disney World Twitter account has been responding to guests' questions and based on some of their answers, it appears as though the Automated PhotoPass is not a rumor.
Thank you for your sharing your memory of Walt Disney World PhotoPass. We will continue to have over 100 locations where PhotoPass Photographers will capture photos. We will be installing automated cameras at nine character locations to capture moments of the experience.— Walt Disney World Today (@WDWToday) November 15, 2018
Posters over on DISboards.com are always discussing the latest Disney Rumors and News and the most recent discussion that caught my eye is one claiming that some sort of automated PhotoPass is going to start replacing real photographers at select outdoor meet and greet locations around the Walt Disney World Resort. While I'm not convinced that anything automated could properly replace an actual person capturing photographic memories, part of me wonders whether or not more photos could be taken during one meet and greet than a person could manage to take - although, I do realize there are special settings on cameras for making that happen. Many people are jumping in right away to claim that this would be a less expensive way for Disney to take photos but technology is pretty expensive, so I'm not so sure about that. I am, however, not seeing a single positive comment on the thought of this actually happening. While some outlets are reporting this as news, we've seen no official information that confirms it, so we thought we'd see what our readers think about it. Let us know in the comments below or join the discussion on our Facebook page.