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Top 20 Photos You Must Take at Disney World


The first thing most of us do upon arriving on any vacation is take a picture; and Disney World is one of the best places to do so. Disney resorts and parks offer so many places for beautiful photo opportunities.

20. Cinderella’s Castle

Probably one of the most iconic Disney backdrops of all time, Cinderella’s Castle at Magic Kingdom is the perfect place for a family photo. If you visit around Christmastime, you can take a picture with castle completely light up in holiday lights.

19. Magic Kingdom Front Entrance

What better way to start your day at Magic Kingdom than to get a great picture of the entrance right before you walk in? If you make it there for rope drop, you can get an awesome picture with all the characters lined up by the train station.

18. Beast’s Castle

It’s easy to say that all of the attractions at Magic Kingdom are stunning, and Beast’s Castle in New Fantasyland is no exception. Just like everything else in Walt Disney World, the attention to detail is extraordinary. And while you’re there, try the Be Our Guest restaurant for lunch or dinner for an inside look at Beast’s Castle!

17. Haunted Mansion

This is home to 999 happy haunts, but there’s always room for a thousand! This spooky attraction is one of my favorite buildings to photograph. The mansion and the surrounding graveyard make for some haunting pictures.

16. Liberty Square Riverboat

Besides the Haunted Mansion, the Liberty Square Riverboat is another beautiful focal point of Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom. Not only is the riverboat wonderful to photograph, but you can also get some wonderful photos of the surrounding area from any of the three decks aboard the riverboat.

15. Mosaics inside Cinderella’s Castle

If you’re constantly running from ride to ride, you might miss some of the small details that really make Disney stand out from any other theme park in the world. Inside Cinderella’s Castle, you can find beautiful mosaics on the wall that tell the story of Cinderella. These make for lovely pictures.

14. Gaston’s Chair

Inside Gaston’s Tavern, you can find unique snacks and drinks, but you can also find a small dining area that contains a chair that looks exactly like Gaston’s chair in the movie Beauty and the Beast. This oversized chair is fun to sit in and is perfect for a memorable photo op.

13. Animal Kingdom Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is probably photographed just as much as the animals are. The tree makes for a wonderful backdrop for a family photo. Also, make sure you get some close-ups of the tree. Did you know there are over 300 detailed animal carvings throughout the trunk and branches?

12. Expedition Everest

It’s no surprise that there is an incredible amount of detail in and around this attraction, it is Disney after all. Both the mountain and the queue for this ride are great for pictures. Make sure you look out for the Yeti!

11. Spaceship Earth

Much like Cinderella’s Castle, Spaceship Earth is another famous Disney icon. You can get a great picture of this beauty from just about anywhere it the park. Then once you get your perfect picture, take a ride on Spaceship Earth itself!

10. Epcot World Showcase

Where else can you visit 11 countries without having to board a plane? Epcot World Showcase is filled with unique photo ops! Make sure you get some pictures of the gondolas in Italy, the Eiffel Tower in France, or the pyramid in Mexico.

9. Mickey Sorcerer Hat

What could be a better photo opportunity than to take a picture with the hat from one of the most famous Disney movies of all time? Standing 122 feet tall, this giant icon is another great backdrop for a fun photo.

8. Tower of Terror

Before you step inside the notorious Hollywood Tower Hotel, make sure you snap a couple pictures of the outside first. Once you’re inside, you can find plenty more to photograph before entering the Twilight Zone.

7. Inside the Grand Floridian

The stunning beauty and charm of the lobby makes for some very classy photographs. You can even get a picture of the lovely orchestra that plays on the balcony above most nights.

6. Monorail

This is another one of those things that just screams Disney! Not only is the monorail fun to ride, but they also photograph beautifully! One of my favorite shots is the monorail with Spaceship Earth in the background. It’s even more beautiful during the Flower and Garden Festival!

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5. Your Resort

Whether it’s your first visit to a Disney resort or your twentieth time, getting some pictures of your resort is a must. Take a picture of the lobby, the pools, or even the building itself. You will need these pictures when you’re going through your Disney World withdrawals later on!

4. Parade

Whether it’s a daytime parade or a bright nighttime parade, it’s always fun to take pictures of the characters as the glide by atop their magical floats.

3. Fireworks

Disney is known for having some of the best firework displays in the world. If you snap your camera at the right time, you can get some stunning pictures of the castle with the fireworks in the background. The firework displays at Epcot are Hollywood Studios are also not to be missed!

2. Mickey Ears

Mickey Ears just scream, “I’m on a Disney vacation!” So go ahead and try on as many hats as you want, and take pictures of them all! It will definitely make you smile when you look back at them once you’re back home.

1. Mickey shaped food

Nowhere else on Earth besides a Disney theme park or resort can you find Mickey Mouse shaped food. You’d be surprised how many things can be shaped like Mickey! Plus, it’s fun to show friends and family back at home.

One of the best ways to keep a great vacation memory alive is to take pictures. These are just a few of my favorite things to photograph while at Walt Disney World. What are some of your favorite things to photograph?

About Meghann McFadden

Writing has always been my passion. I have had an interest in writing ever since I was young. Similarly, I have always loved Disney. There is not a day that goes by that I'm not reading or watching something about Disney. I am currently finishing up my bachelor’s degree and working as well. I live right outside of Chicago, but visit Walt Disney World Resort several times a year.

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