Best Spots for Photos at Disney World
Everyone has their favorite locations for taking photos at Walt Disney World. As frequent Disney goers, we definitely have our traditions and routine spots to stop for a photo. This is in no way an exhaustive list, but here are all our favorite, Instagram worthy locations for taking a picture at Disney World! I’ll be organizing them by park, so be sure to scroll all the way through!
TIP: Plan to get your best pictures at the “magic hour” right before sunset. Avoid mid day sunlight and get pictures in the morning or late afternoon. My favorite time is usually between 4:30 and 6:00 pm.
Epcot is known for it’s walls. From temporary construction walls, to the famous Instagram worthy walls. Disney does a great job of taking something that could be unsightly and turning it into something fun. Be sure to stop at all the fun photo ops on the construction walls throughout Epcot.
Tip: For pictures in front of Spaceship Earth, get one on your way into the park. Try getting down low and shooting upwards. Another great spot is back in the Japan pavillian.
Other notable walls include:
- The bubblegum wall: outside Spaceship Earth
- The blue wall: next to the bubblegum wall
- The toothpaste wall: outside the Coral Reef restaurant
Depending on the time of year you are visiting Epcot, look for the special event decorations and signs as you enter the park and at the entrance to World Showcase. I love all the pretty rainbows that mark the International Festival of the Arts.
There are so many fun places to take pictures throughout World Showcase. One of my favorites is the Morocco pavilion.
Aside from the obvious spots in front of the castle, there are lots of fun places for photos at the Magic Kingdom! Make a beeline toward Tomorrowland and find the famous purple wall on your right, just past the entrance. You can also get there by cutting through the Tomorrowland Terrace restaurant.
Unless you’re there on an off-day, one of the busiest spots to get a picture is right in front of the castle. There is always a crowd of people here, along main street and in line for any of the PhotoPass photographers. Instead, try heading to either the right or the left side of the castle for better photos!
The Left side
Head toward Adventureland and find a long ramp leading up toward the left side of the castle. This is a great spot for pictures, and many times you can snap them here without other people in the shot. Sometimes you will find a Disney photographer stationed here as well, with a much shorter line.
The Right Side
On the right side of the castle, you’ll find a small bridge with beautiful views of the castle and water.
Front Left Side
Toward the left side of the castle, right in front are a couple spots I love to get pictures. The first one is coming down the ramp and the other is from inside the little covered structures.
There are almost too many great spots to mention at the Magic Kingdom, but here are a few others:
- In Fantasyland under the arches
- At the Be Our Guest restaurant
- It’s a Small World Ride
- Rapunzel’s castle courtyard and bathroom walls
- The Casting Agency door on Mainstreet
Unpopular opinion; Hollywood Studios isn’t my favorite place for pictures. Don’t get me wrong, I love it there. Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land are in my top favorite spots at WDW. I just don’t have as many favorite picture spots. That doesn’t mean they don’t exist! Here are my favorite ones:
- The Millennium Falcon (from up high next to Docking Bay 7, and under the arch leading into the area surrounding the Falcon)
- Anywhere in Galaxy’s Edge or Toy Story Land
- The popsicle wall on the exit path of Toy Story Mania
- The Incredibles wall in Pixar Place
- Stormtroopers within the Rise of Resistance Ride
- Blue door near Muppets 3D
- On the Millennium Falcon (Smugglers Run ride)
Animal Kingdom is full of beautiful sights, sounds, colors and textures. Everywhere you look you’ll find unique spots to stop for a picture. The Tree of Life is a popular spot to take a picture as soon as you enter the park, and while I do recommend getting a picture there with one of the Disney photographers, don’t forget to catch it from other angles around the park!
TIP: If you want a picture without people in the background, look for less crowded shots of the Tree of Life to the left and right sides. There are great spots for a picture on either side and around back! For a super closeup shot, snap one while in the It’s Tough to be a Bug ride queue.
Here are a few other great pictures to get while at the Animal Kingdom:
- Seasonal mural (this spot is known to change with the seasons), to the left as you walk toward Pandora
- Mickey wall in Africa
- Children of the World bike mural wall in Africa
- So many bikes, props and doors in the Africa and Asia areas
- The picture spot with Everest in the background (you pass this when traveling into Asia on the left side of the park)
I can’t talk about picture spots without mentioning the great spots at Disney Springs. If you’re not heading to the parks and want a taste of Disney without spending any money, head to the Springs! My favorite spot for pictures at Disney Springs include:
- The Orange Bird Mural: find it across from the Paddlefish restaurant
- The Lego mural: Find it next to the Lego store
- Various Disney characters throughout the Marketplace area
Every Disney resort has it’s own special theming and great spots for pictures. Some of my favorites include:
- The blue wall in front of Pop Century Resort
- Toy Story area at All Star Movies
- Foyer inside Coronado Springs
- Mosaic murals at the Riviera