Let’s face it, Guests spend months and months anticipating a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, only to have the magical vacation fly by in the blink of an eye. Days spent enjoying the Disney Parks, Disney Resorts, and Disney Springs happen so fast that the trip feels like it is over right after it begins, and Guests are left to enjoy memories once home.
One of the best ways to remember a vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort is by taking a ton of photos. With so many incredible locations throughout the property, there are no bad photos spots, but some are so incredible that they are sure to create some lasting memories. From famous walls to stunning backgrounds, these are the best photo spots to seek out at the Walt Disney World Resort!
Cinderella Wishing Well
Any photo of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom is sure to be beautiful, but those who are looking for a different angle than the traditional Main Street, U.S.A. shot should head up a small path to the side of the structure for a wonderful location. The Cinderella Wishing Well is a beautifully decorated well with carvings of favorite characters and details from the film, with a charming bench to sit on and sweeping views of Cinderella Castle in the background. This is a great spot to pose for a memorable photo, with both beautiful details in the foreground and Cinderella Castle in the background!
Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom is home to several photogenic locations, including the Purple Wall, which can be found between the Tomorrowland Terrace quick-service location and the main walkway that leads from the castle hub. The Purple Wall features a geometric pattern of triangles and angular shapes in varying shades of purples and is a great backdrop to pose in front of!
One of the most unique locations in the Magic Kingdom that Guests can snap a truly memorable photo from is the Astro Orbiter in the heart of Tomorrowland. This attraction invites Guests to ride an elevator up to a special loading platform and whip around the skies of Tomorrowland while offering beautiful views of the Disney Parks and even Disney’s Contemporary Resort. To make a photo from the Astro Orbiter even more unforgettable, Guests should aim to ride during the nightly fireworks to snap some stunning photos of the colorful bursts above the Magic Kingdom.
No visit to EPCOT is complete without a photo of Spaceship Earth, the iconic structure in the very front of the Disney Park that is home to an attraction of the same name and is covered in futuristic silver triangles. While a photo of Spaceship Earth is a must, many Guests don’t think to get up close to the building where they can find the Bubblegum Wall. This colorfully designed wall near the side of Spaceship Earth features bursts of pink, blue, and purple and makes for a cheerful and bright backdrop for any photo!
France Pavilion Fountain
The France Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase is one of the most romantic and charming locations at the Walt Disney World Resort, where Guests can stroll cobblestone streets, wander through shops, and dine with the Eiffel Tower looming in the distance. The most picturesque spot in the pavilion where Guests should absolutely snap a photo is at the fountain near the front of the area which is lined with trees, frames the Eiffel Tower, and features beautiful lighting at night.
Italy Pavilion Bridge
Another great spot for a memorable photo in EPCOT’s World Showcase is a bridge located at the very front of the Italy Pavilion. Overlooking World Showcase Lagoon, this bridge offers either a beautiful view of the water with Spaceship Earth in the distance or the Italy Pavilion and its beautiful architecture, depending on which way Guests stand.
Popsicle Stick Wall
Every single corner of Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is brimming with bright and fun details to immerse Guests in Andy’s backyard and truly make them feel as though they have shrunken down to the size of toys. After enjoying a ride on Toy Story Mania, Guests can check out the Popsicle Wall along the exit path, which is a quirky wall that Andy constructed with used popsicle sticks and Guests can even guess what flavor each one was by the fruity stains left behind.
Over on the other side of Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Sunset Boulevard, a beautiful and immersive area that brings the glamour of old Hollywood to life. Guests can pose at the beginning of the street and take a photo with beautiful architecture in the background, towering palm trees lining each side of the street, and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror looming in the distance.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is quickly becoming one of the most popular areas in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where Guests are transported to the Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu and invited to live their own adventure. One of the most iconic ships in the galaxy is the Millennium Falcon, and Guests can pose in front of the ship for an unforgettable photo to help them remember their vacation!
Tree of Life Trails
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to some beautiful locations to take photos, and many Guests consider it a necessity to take at least one photo with the massive Tree of Life. The Park’s icon can be seen from many different vantages, but a unique way to take a memorable photo with it is from the Tree of Life Trails. These quiet and serene trails bring Guests into the roots and lower limbs of the Tree of Life, where the intricate carvings of creatures can be seen up close as a unique backdrop.
The Harambe Market in the Africa area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a quick-service location that features a variety of delicious meals that Guests can enjoy throughout each day amongst some beautiful details. One wall near the Harambe Market features a large Mickey waving with the caption “Fichwa Fellow!” Fichwa translates to “hidden” in Swahili and is a subtle nod to the many Hidden Mickeys found throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. With a unique image of Mickey and lots of charm, this is a great spot for a memorable vacation photo!
Pandora – The World of Avatar
One of the most unique backdrops for any photo at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found in Pandora – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. About halfway through the land, there is a small bridge that perfectly showcases the gurgling waterways, exotic plant life, incredible floating mountains, and the overall beauty of the Valley of Mo’ara. This small bridge is the best spot to grab a photo in Pandora – The World of Avatar both during the daytime and after the sun sets and the area is beautifully lit with bioluminescence.
Disney Springs Near Welcome Center
Disney Springs is home to many shopping, dining, and entertainment locations, but it has no shortage of beauty and theming, just like the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort. With picturesque views of Lake Buena Vista and charming architecture throughout, there are plenty of great spots for a photo. One of the best photo spots can be found just outside of the Disney Springs Welcome Center where a small portion of deck juts out over the water and offers great views of the Springs Bottling Co. sign, turquoise waterways, and nearby restaurants.