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Don’t Forget to Take These Photos During Your Walt Disney World Vacation

Photographs are a great way to capture magical moments during a Walt Disney World vacation.  There are so many outstanding places to take pictures throughout the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, the four Theme Parks and Disney Springs that you might feel like you can’t capture them all.

We have a quick list of the top photos you will want to take during your Walt Disney World vacation.  Some of these are ones that seem obvious while others might be ones you haven’t thought of yet.

Take a look at our photos you won’t want to forget to take during your Walt Disney World vacation and then get those smiles ready.

Tree of Life
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Disney Park Icons

The first set of pictures we are going to remind you to take are of those Disney Park Icons.  Each of the four Parks have amazing icons that are the symbols of the Park.

In Magic Kingdom, you will want to make sure you have photos with Cinderella Castle.  Over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the Tree of Life is the icon and EPCOT has Spaceship Earth.  Disney’s Hollywood Studios focuses on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror as the icon of the Park.

Although most of us snag a picture of these icons from the front, we encourage you to look for unique locations to get pictures of them as well.

In Magic Kingdom, walk around the side or back of the castle to get some special and beautiful photos.  Circle around the Tree of Life to capture some different views.

Tree of Life at Night
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We also encourage you to take photos of the icons at different parts of the day.  Each icon has a different feel to it depending on if it is early in the morning, mid-afternoon or late at night.  Lately there is nothing more breathtaking than seeing Spaceship Earth lit up at night.

The Disney Park icons aren’t ones that you will probably forget to take photos of; however, we encourage you to try to get some unique pictures of them as well.

Mickey Mouse Epcot
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Mickey Mouse

Another iconic photograph to get is with Mickey Mouse.  Guests can now once again get a one-on-one photo with the main mouse himself.

It wouldn’t be a trip to Walt Disney World without stopping to say hello to Mickey Mouse.  Guests can find him hanging out in Magic Kingdom at the Town Square Theater or hiding over at EPCOT in the Imagination Pavilion.

Even though you can’t hug Mickey or get an autograph, these special meet and greets are truly magical.

Take some time to snag that selfie with Mickey Mouse during your vacation!  You won’t regret it.

Peter Pan's Flight
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Classic Attractions

When you are running from ride to ride in a Disney Park, take a moment to capture some pictures of the classic attractions.

The Haunted Mansion, it’s a Small World, Peter Pan’s Flight and Dumbo the Flying Elephant are some classic attractions that you will want to stop and get some photos of or with in Magic Kingdom.

These are the rides that we often think of when we think of Walt Disney World, so capture those photos so you can have those memories forever.

Rock n Roller Coaster

Lesser Known Icons

In each of the four Disney Parks, there are icons that are lesser known but still make fantastic pictures.

In Disney’s Hollywood Studios, make sure you take time to get a picture in front of the guitar at Rock n’ Roller Coaster or over in Batuu at the Millennium Falcon.  These icons make for some fantastic and fun photos.

Expedition Everest is another icon in Disney’s Animal Kingdom that provides outstanding photo opportunities.  Over in Pandora, take time to capture the beauty of the land with the floating mountains and unique flowers.

There is so much detail and beauty throughout a Disney Park that if you slow down you will notice some amazing photo opportunities.

France Pavilion World Showcase

World Showcase

EPCOT’s World Showcase is an outstanding place to get some amazing photos.  Each pavilion has such a unique design that they offer extremely special photos.

In Canada, Guests can enjoy the gardens or have some fun taking photos with the phone booth in the UK.

We find the Eiffel Tower in France as well as the Chinese Temple of Heaven beautiful picture opportunities. We also recommend exploring the pavilions as there are amazing photo spots hidden throughout.

So many of us walk by these countries as we rush to get to Frozen Ever After or Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure that we don’t truly take in the beauty of the architecture that make each of the 11 countries so unique and special.

We highly recommend slowing down and enjoying the hidden gems throughout each of these countries for some breathtaking photo opportunities.

Purple Wall
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Fun Walls

Yes we are recommending that you take photos of walls while on your vacation.  There are special walls throughout the four Theme Parks that provide fun backgrounds to photos.

In Magic Kingdom, you can find the purple wall in Tomorrowland right after the bridge from the hub.  EPCOT has the bubble gum wall near Spaceship Earth and make sure to look for the popsicle wall in Toy Story Land.

These are fun to take selfies with as they provide fun backgrounds.

Christmas Germany Epcot

Seasonal Decorations

No matter when you are visiting Walt Disney World there will probably be seasonal decorations in the Theme Parks.

In EPCOT, Guests can enjoy a variety of festivals throughout the year and with each of them comes unique picture opportunities.  From the festival sign at the front of the Park to the unique topiaries found around during the Flower and Garden Festival, EPCOT is a great place to catch some unique decorations.

All the Parks get involved in the Christmas season with amazing decorations from beautiful trees to special decorations found throughout the Park.

Take time to snap pictures of those unique seasonal items to help capture the special time of year you were in the Park.

We absolutely love taking photos in Walt Disney World.  There are so many amazing opportunities and we hope that these suggestions give you some new, unique ideas for when you are in Walt Disney World.

Get those phones ready and smile prepared!

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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