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The Ultimate List of Must Get Disney Photos

Walt Disney World is a beautiful place that it is perfect for capturing striking photographs. We have the ultimate list of where you want to take photographs during your Walt Disney World vacation.

Some of these locations are more obvious, while others could be ones you haven’t thought about yet. Look over our ideas and start making your list so you don’t forget these magical locations.

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Disney Park Icons

At each of the four Disney Parks, you will find the icons. These are the symbols of Disney Park that you see on merchandise and advertisements. In Magic Kingdom, take pictures in front of Cinderella Castle. For EPCOT, visit Spaceship Earth for some great pictures. Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can get pictures in front of the Chinese Theatre or the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Finally, you won’t want to miss the Tree of Life in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Although most of us will remember to take a picture of the Park icon, consider getting pictures from different spots. We love taking pictures on the side of Cinderella Castle or even in the back by the carousel.

Take photos of the icons at different parts of the day. Each icon has a different feel depending on whether it is early in the morning, mid-afternoon, or late at night. Lately, nothing is more breathtaking than seeing Spaceship Earth lit up at night.

We know you won’t probably forget to snap a picture of Cinderella Castle and the other Park icons, but we wanted to ensure they were on the list.

batuu at night DT
batuu at night DT

Other Icons

Some icons are lesser known in each of the four Disney Parks 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. We find a lot of fun options throughout Toy Story Land as we walk around Andy’s Backyard.

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

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

Mickey 50th
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Mickey Mouse

It wouldn’t be a Disney trip without a picture of Mickey Mouse. You can hang out with Mickey Mouse in each of the four Disney Parks, making it easy to get that photograph.

In Magic Kingdom, Mickey greets Guests at Town Square Theatre in his sparkly 50th-anniversary outfit. We hope this will transition to represent that fabulous outfit he wore for the 100th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company.

Sorcerer Mickey is found in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and is in his transition outfit in EPCOT at the Imagination Pavilion.  In Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Mickey and Minnie greet Guests in their safari outfits.

Make sure you snag a picture with Mickey Mouse during your vacation. You won’t want to miss out on that magical moment.


EPCOT’s World Showcase

EPCOT’s World Showcase is an excellent place to get some fantastic photos. Each pavilion has such a unique design that they offer extremely special photos. Take time to walk around and explore independently; however, we have a few favorite spots.

In Canada, Guests can enjoy the gardens or have some fun taking photos with the phone booth in the UK. Morocco has beautiful areas you can discover if you walk back into the pavilion.

The Eiffel Tower in France and the Chinese Temple of Heaven are beautiful picture opportunities. We also recommend exploring the pavilions, as fantastic photo spots are hidden.

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

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

Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom
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Classic Attractions and Signs

As you rush from ride to ride, you should take a moment to capture some pictures of the classic attractions throughout the Disney Parks. Take time in the Magic Kingdom to snap pictures outside of the Haunted Mansion, it’s a small world, Peter Pan’s Flight, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

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

We also like taking time to snap pictures of the signs throughout the Parks. The entrances to the different lands in Magic Kingdom or the large Dinoland USA sign in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. These are part of what transports us to these new lands, and they are fun to have pictures of.

Bubble Gum Wall
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Special Walls

We suggest you take photos of the 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, so look for the popsicle wall in Toy Story Land. Throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you can find special, unique walls as well.

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

As you enjoy the magic throughout the four Disney Parks, make sure you take some pictures of the magic as well. We love taking pictures in the Disney Parks because it is always so stunning. Charge up those phones and get ready!










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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