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Say Cheese! Secret Photo Spots Around Disney

We love capturing all the magical moments during our Walt Disney World vacation. Most of the time, we stop and get photos at well-known spots around Walt Disney World. Cinderella Castle, Tower of Terror, Tree of Life, and Spaceship Earth are all spots we make sure we have pictures in front of each trip.

But there are also so many unique photo areas throughout the Walt Disney World Property that provide great backdrops for fantastic photos. We want to share these options with you so you can grab these great photos during your next Disney vacation.

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Magic Kingdom Photo Spots

Back of the Castle

Most of us always take time to capture photos of the front of the castle in Magic Kingdom. We encourage you to take time to take pictures from the backside of the castle. Stand back by Prince Charming’s Regal Carrousel and take pictures using the incredible details from the back of the castle.

You can also capture some fantastic shots using some of the beautiful turrets and walls of the castle. These make fun photo spots that capture the magic of the area.

Wishing Well

Another unique place in Magic Kingdom to capture a picture is at the wishing well. This is located on the Tomorrowland side of the castle. You can get some fun shots around the well, as it isn’t typically very crowded.

Make a wish and capture the moment with some fun pictures.

Tom Sawyer Island
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Tom Sawyer Island

Head over to Tom Sawyer Island to get some fantastic pictures of Magic Kingdom from a different point of view. You can take photos of Frontierland catching Big Thunder Mountain Railroad racing around the tracks from the island. Catch both The Haunted Mansion and Cinderella Castle from a distance.

It is so much fun to see Magic Kingdom from a different point of view.

Swiss Family Treehouse

Like Tom Sawyer Island, the Swiss Famly Treehouse provides excellent, unique views of the Magic Kingdom. You can get pictures of some attractions from high up in the treehouse below. You can see parts of Adventureland, Main Street, the U.S.A., and the hub. We highly recommend taking the trip up if you can manage all the steps.

EPCOT Photo Spots

There are so many outstanding options throughout EPCOT. With all the beautifully crafted pavilions, you can find unique spots for photos in almost every country. We do have a few favorites to share with you.

Canada Pavilion

In the Canada Pavilion, you can find breathtaking nature photos. At the back of the pavilion, you will find a beautiful waterfall. It is a perfect backdrop for some outstanding pictures.

Morocco Pavilion

There are some great photo spaces hidden within the Morocco Pavilion. If you head back into the pavilion and walk around, you will find excellent options, such as a beautiful fountain, detailed tiles, and stunning details. Take time to explore this pavilion so you can discover some great photo opportunities.

These are just two of the many photographic areas throughout EPCOT and the World Showcase. Take time to slow down and explore to discover all the fantastic photographic places hidden throughout.

Gorilla Exploration Trail
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Once again, Disney’s Animal Kingdom provides so many outstanding photo opportunities around every corner.


Take time on the different trails to capture the natural habitat all around. We love walking around the Tree of Life on the Discovery Island Trails. These take us out of the crowds and closer to the Tree of Life. There are beautiful views all around that make for great backdrops.

Over at the Maharajah Jungle Trek, look around at all the walls and the unique designs throughout the trail. These are super unique and make photos stand out.


If you are looking for unique backdrops, take time to walk through the Harambe area of Africa. There are so many unique signs, paintings, and props that all can make fantastic photo opportunities. Take time to explore to find what you are looking for.


We would be silly not to mention the beautiful photos that can be taken over Pandora. This land is full of beauty, and you can find amazing backdrops. Slow down to see some unique and beautiful shots.

Muppet Vision 3D

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, one of our favorite places for pictures is the Muppets section of the Park. So many people rush by this area to head into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. We love the incredible details and bright colors found in the Muppets area.

Toy Story Land

Even though Toy Story Land is super busy, take time to find hidden spots for pictures. We like to take photos with the Pixar ball, with the giant statues of Buzz and Woody, and some o the toys used throughout the land.

Cars Art of Animation
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Disney Resorts

It isn’t just the Disney Parks that have great places for photos. Many of the Walt Disney World Resorts also provide outstanding backdrops for photos.

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Disney’s Riviera Resort is one of the more famous spots outside the Disney Parks for photos. Here Guests love the beautiful mosaics of both Peter Pan and Tangled. You can take numerous pictures of these beautiful creations.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Another iconic picture to get at a Disney Resort includes the Mickey figure sitting atop Mickey’s Ears. This is a great spot to get photos with the whole family.

Big Icons

At many value resorts, Guests can get fun photos at some of the larger-than-life icons throughout the Resorts. Visit Cars Land at Art of Animation or visit 101 Dalmations over at All-Star Movies. These are fun, unique photos that can make for some fun memories.

We love capturing photos during our Walt Disney World vacation. It is fun to try to find new, unique images to capture throughout the trip as well. We hope these suggestions will help you find new photo opportunities during your trip.

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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