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Instagram Tips for Disney World

If you’re traveling to “The Most Magical Place on Earth” then you probably want your photos to capture as much of that magic as possible. Thankfully, Disney World is covered with endless instagram-worthy photo backgrounds! In addition to the iconic landmarks at each park, there are also plenty of hidden gems like #DisneyWalls, which are beautifully painted murals or patterns. Below, we’ve come up with some of our favorite photo spots and handy tricks to add some pixie dust to your IG page.

Recommended Photo Spots

Magic Kingdom

Cinderella’s Castle
This is probably the most popular photo spot at Disney World. Located right at the end of Main Street U.S.A., you won’t be able to miss it as soon as you enter the park!

Purple Wall
This famous wall is right at the entrance of Tomorrowland next to Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor and is the iconic wall that started the now popular #DisneyWall trend.

Holding Balloons
Secret tip: if you ask the cast members selling the giant Mickey balloons on Main Street U.S.A. if you can hold them for a picture they will let you! They will still keep a grip on them to ensure the balloons don’t fly away, but will step out of frame far enough to not be in your shot.

Animal Kingdom

Tree of Life
The Tree of Life is equivalent to Cinderella’s Castle at Magic Kingdom and the main focal point of Animal Kingdom. Fun fact: there are over 300 animals carved into the bark!

Lion King Wall
Recently added after the new movie was released, this cute photo op depicts a savannah sunset and is located right by Tiffins and Nomad Lounge.

Pandora
The exotic World of Avatar is full of unique and beautiful photo backdrops. Be sure to capture as much of the vibrant fauna and floating structures in the shot as possible!

Hollywood Studios

Millennium Falcon
The brand new Star Wars area, Galaxy’s Edge, is incredibly detailed and guaranteed to give you some amazing photos. The most popular spot, however, is in front of the giant Millennium Falcon located next to the ride queue.

Popcicle Wall
Toy Story Land is adorable and has plenty of popular photo ops, but if you’re looking for something more hidden check out the Popsicle Wall along the pathways as you exit Toy Story Mania.

Tower of Terror
Ever since they removed the giant Mickey Sorcerer’s hat, the Tower of Terror has taken over as the iconic landmark of Hollywood Studios. Even if you’re too scared to ride this spooky attraction, you can still take a photo in front of it!

Epcot

Spaceship Earth
The famous, giant “golf ball” is a must for a picture when visiting this park. The unique, geosphere design makes for an interesting backdrop!

Fontana Di Nettuno
This beautiful fountain depicting Neptune is located in the Italy Pavilion and really completes the area. Throw in a coin and make a wish before striking a pose.

Bubblegum Wall
This colorful, geometric wall is located by Spaceship Earth. It’s simple in design but makes for a super cute background!

Tips

Know Your Angles

  •  Try to crop out as many of the other guests as possible. We know this is easier said than done, but interesting angles can definitely help! 
  • Be sure to focus on the composition and understand the rule of thirds. Turn on the gridlines in your phone’s camera settings and try to align the subject at the intersection of the dividing lines, or along one of the lines itself.

Try to Use Natural Light

  • Thankfully most of the best photo opportunities in the parks are outside and Florida is known for its sunny weather! Using natural light instead of flash usually leads to richer and brighter photos. 
  • Be mindful of shadows and how different times of day affect them.

Arrive Early
● Most guests arriving early to the parks are doing so for the rides, which means that areas for photos will be less crowded. Take advantage of this time to get as many shots in as possible before it fills up!

Plan Your Outfit
● If there’s a certain area in the park that you plan on posing in front of, color coordinate your outfit! This will make the photo more concise and be more appealing to the eye.

Use Props

  • Take advantage of props to add some excitement to the photo! 
  • Examples of this can be a new set of ears, a famous snack like a Mickey pretzel, or a lightsaber.

Utilize the Photographers
● If no one in your group is good at capturing the perfect pic, don’t worry! The parks are full of experienced photographers with professional cameras. There is usually a little bit of a line for these photo spots, however they can be worth the wait. You will have to pay for the photos unless you are a gold or platinum annual passholder.

Hopefully these photo spot ideas and tips prove to be helpful for your next trip to the parks! For more inspiration be sure to follow us on instagram, @MyVIPTour.

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