10 Best Photo Spots at the Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt DIsney World Resort is one of the most photographed destinations in the world, so it’s no surprise that there are great photo spots around every turn. Whether you’re looking to capture the kids’ first visit or to simply add to your Instagram feed, we’ve got your must-do’s for photos around the parks and resorts:


1. Park Icons

As cliche as it may be, no trip to the Walt Disney World Resort is complete without stopping for a photo in front of each of the park icons (Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom, Spaceship Earth in Epcot, the Tree of Life in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and… Tower of Terror, Chinese Theater, or Millennium Falcon at Disney’s Hollywood Studios). It’s very easy to grab a quick photo at each of these spots with Disney’s PhotoPass photographers who you can always find nearby ready with their cameras.

2. Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

For the ultimate Fantasyland photos, try hopping on Prince Charming Regal Carrousel. This spot works particularly well for getting some candid shots of your friends and family and it makes especially adorable pictures if you’re able to get the kids on the ride. The carrousel is beautifully designed and truly immersive if you’re looking to add some Fantasyland vibes to your family photo album, and compared to other nearby attractions the line is not usually too long to wait for a few photos.

3. Main Street Station

Main Street is one of the most photogenic locations at the Walt Disney World Resort, and if you are planning a trip while the Walt Disney World Railroad is undergoing its refurbishment you may even have a bonus photo spot. While the railroad is closed, head up the stairs to the Main Street station and you can snap some photos in front of one of the trains. It’s also a great opportunity to get an up-close look at the locomotive that you’d usually miss while it’s running!


4. World Showcase

Epcot’s World Showcase has a new photo spot around every turn. Each country offers its own unique backdrop with everything you’ll want for the perfect photo. You can also spot Disney PhotoPass photographers throughout World Showcase ready to get the whole family in the picture. Some of our favorite World Showcase spots? Inside the Morocco pavilion, with Donald Duck at his meet and greet in Mexico, and by the fountains in Italy.

5. Africa in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

One of the most detailed lands at the Walt Disney World Resort is Africa in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Harambe Market is totally immersive with a multitude of unique photo stops. Whether you stop for lunch, for a drink at the Dawa Bar or are going out for a safari on Kilimanjaro Safaris, bringing your camera is a must when you visit Africa.

6. DinoLand U.S.A.

DinoLand U.S.A. is a go-to spot for fun and brightly colored photos. This area offers small-town carnival fun that is uniquely Disney. Go for a ride on Primeval Whirl and capture it on camera, get some action shots by the Fossil Fun Games or visit at night to snap some photos with the land all lit up. Donald’s Dino Bash is currently taking over DinoLand, so you can always get some unique photos with characters like Chip and Dale in dino costumes, Darkwing Duck, and more!

7. Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios really has a photo spot for any look you’re going for. Feeling spooky? Head towards the Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror. Vintage? Grab an ice cream from Hollywood Scoops and pose outside some of the shops under the palm trees. You can also visit Rock n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith and get some photos with the giant guitar on the facade, and you can now meet Cruz Ramirez and get some Cars-inspired photos at Sunset Showcase.

8. Toy Story Land

If you’re looking to add some pops of color to your vacation album, Toy Story Land is the place for you! Catch Slinky Dog flying through the grass of Andy’s backyard, or stop by the popsicle wall on your way out of Toy Story Midway Mania. Even Woody’s Lunchbox, the quick service restaurant in Toy Story Land, comes with fun photo ops as the tables are set up with popsicle sticks and Babybel cheese packaging.

9. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Get some elegance in your photos with a visit to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Whether you’re walking the grounds that are manicured with fountains and floral touches or exploring the Victorian lobby, you’ll have no problem finding some amazing photo spots. If you happen to be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort during the holidays, this is one resort you just must visit to get photos of the life-size gingerbread house and Christmas trees that adorn the lobby.

10. Disney’s BoardWalk

Disney’s BoardWalk comes with so much variety you can easily plan a full photoshoot with a stroll along Crescent Lake. Rent a surrey bike for some family action shots, or get some photos of the kids playing carnival games. For a different view of the BoardWalk, visit at night and get some photos of this lakeside property all lit up.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."