Everyone knows the best way to save precious memories is through pictures. Walt Disney World has mastered the art of picture taking with all of its Photo Pass cast members and photo opportunities to make sure you have plenty of stills to take home to your family. Here are eleven pictures that you must get on your next Disney trip!
11. At Night with the Firework Shows in the Background
From what I’ve experienced, cast members will still take pictures for you when the fireworks are going on. Their cameras are very nice and are able to get a clear view of the fireworks. I love the pictures they have captured for my husband and me during the different shows.
10. In Front of the Tree of Life
Exotic pictures with flourishing greenery always turn out gorgeous. How about a picture with a MASSIVE tree in the background? You won’t regret this shot and it’ll look like you went on a wild adventure with your family.
9. With your Favorite Obscure Character
Who’s your favorite character that a lot of people will not know? A lot of these characters have random meet-and-greet spots and times, but if you can catch them, it’s a picture you will not regret in the long run. There are pictures of people with Clarabelle the Cow; next time I’m down in Disney World I’ll definitely be looking for her!
8. In Front of the Castle
Here’s an obvious one, but it’s the pictures that always end up being my favorite. I love how beautiful the castle looks in the background (especially at night). Don’t forget to get a selfie in front of the castle too; those are so cute and personal.
7. On the beach at the Polynesian or Beach Club Resorts
Since you’re not at a beach while you’re in Disney World, why not hop on a bus or the monorail to visit these beautiful resorts and get your quick beach fix and some fun photos with your family?
6. Magic Shots
In many places where cast members take pictures, you can usually ask to add a “magical touch” to your photos. The Cast Member will make sure you’re in the correct pose, and it will be added after your photo is taken. We loved our picture of us holding Tinker Bell. I have also seen pictures of people with Sebastian from the Little Mermaid, Mickey and Minnie, or even holding butterflies! Note: If you have the Memory Maker, Disney just recently added fully animated Magic Shots! There are certain spots around each park where those can be taken and added to your picture. (Epcot: Behind Spaceship Earth, Hollywood Studios: On Hollywood Blvd, Animal Kingdom: Bridge Near Expedition Everest)
5. Mickey Mouse
There are many places to meet Mickey and grab a picture with him, but my favorite is when he is wearing his magician’s outfit at Town Square Theatre. If you can catch “Talking Mickey”, do that as well and make sure you catch a candid photo of your children reacting to Mickey talking to them.
4. In Front of Mount Everest
The best spot to catch this beautiful mountain in the background of your photo is the bridge near Expedition Everest itself. A cast member is set up there usually and it’s a great and scenic spot to capture a photo that you will love to have in your vacation album.
3. On Hollywood Boulevard
As you walk into Hollywood Studios, don’t forget to stop and take a picture with the Chinese Theatre in the background. This is another shot that is great to take at night when the Theatre is lit up.
2. In Front of Spaceship Earth
Spaceship earth is an architectural wonder, and always looks marvelous in pictures. There are several angles you can take with it in the background, but my favorite spot is right as you come into Epcot.
1. France Pavilion
This could honestly be for all World Showcase Pavilions. France is just my favorite and I feel is portrayed the best in pictures. This is also best when you’re with just you and your sweetie because of how romantic France is. Don’t just get a shot with the Eiffel Tower in the background; pictures inside the pavilion are just as beautiful. My favorite spot is right outside the small café and ice cream shop. Sit down at one of their small tables and take a sweet picture while you drink in the French atmosphere.
Hope you are able to capture all these pictures and more on your trip to Disney. Show us your favorite pictures from your last trip to see The Mouse in the comments below!
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Photo courtesy of Disney Photo Snapper