Many guests who travel to Walt Disney World opt to remember the memories enjoyed there by taking lots of photos that capture the magical moments experienced throughout the trip. While some guests opt to purchase Disney’s Memory Maker which features professional photographers who take guests’ photos throughout the property, others still enjoy bringing their own cameras or using the cameras on their cell phones to capture the memories. While taking their own photos is a great option for guests, this often leaves one member of the group left out of the photo in order to take it. Luckily, many guests love to take selfies where everyone in the party can be involved in the photo and form lasting memories. While there are plenty of amazing locations to take photos in throughout the theme parks and more, there are some places that are idea for a selfie. Here are the must do selfies to take on any magical vacation in Walt Disney World.
1. Cinderella Castle
The most iconic photo location in all of Walt Disney World is found in the heart of the Magic Kingdom at the end of Main Street. Cinderella Castle is the icon that welcomes guests into the park and there are many different angles from which guests can have their photos taken with the beautiful structure in the background. While there are plenty of Disney’s Photo Pass Cast Members in the area, those who are looking for the ideal selfie location can pose near Partners Statue, in the courtyard of Cinderella Castle, or even in the rear of the structure for perfect photos!
2. Spaceship Earth
Just as Cinderella Castle is the icon in the Magic Kingdom, Epcot is also home to its own beautiful structure that serves as an icon for the park. Spaceship Earth can be found just inside the main entrance of the park and is a futuristic geodesic sphere that is covered in over eleven thousand silver triangles. Guests who are looking to enjoy a selfie with Spaceship Earth in the background can pose near a fountain in the front of the structure or directly underneath it with the camera pointed upwards. No matter what angle a guest captures in a selfie with Spaceship Earth, the iconic silver triangles are sure to make it a memorable photo!
3. Mad Tea Party
Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom is home to attractions and experiences that are fun for the whole family to enjoy and that bring some of the most iconic worlds and characters to life. The Mad Tea Party is a dizzying attraction that has guests step into the tea party featured in Alice in Wonderland and board larger than life tea cups. Once the music starts, guests begin to spin and can even additionally rotate their own tea cups at whatever speed they desire. With all of the spinning, the Mad Tea Party is the perfect location for guests to take a selfie with their faces in perfect focus and the background perfectly blurry!
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4. Kilimanjaro Safaris
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to a popular attraction that allows guests to enjoy an authentic African safari experience without ever leaving the park. Kilimanjaro Safaris is located in the village of Harambe and has guests board safari vehicles and take off on the Harambe Reserve for up close encounters with animals like elephants, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, hippos, and more. Guests who time it right can capture an amazing selfie while on the attraction with a beautiful animal in the background!
5. With Mickey
Every guest who travels to Walt Disney World simply has to meet Mickey himself, and there are several wonderful locations to do so throughout the theme parks. Guests can meet him at the Town Square Theater on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom, at the Character Spot in Epcot’s Future World, at many different character dining locations, and more. No matter where a guest opts to meet Mickey, they simply must take the ultimate selfie posing with the famous mouse!
6. 3D Glasses
Throughout the four Disney Parks are also several attractions that require guests to don special 3D glasses that enhance the experience and make it even more immersive. In the Magic Kingdom, guests don special 3D opera glasses at Mickey’s PhilharMagic, in Disney’s Hollywood Studios guests need to wear flight glasses on Star Tours – The Adventure Continues, 3D glasses on Toy Story Mania, and 3D glasses on Muppet Vision 3D. Finally, guests don honorary 3D bug glasses on It’s Tough To Be A Bug and special flight glasses for Avatar Flight of Passage, both in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. No matter what attraction a guest is enjoying that requires special 3D glasses, the prop makes for a wonderful selfie opportunity!
7. Astro Orbiter
Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom is home to the future that never was and several amazing attractions that incorporate futuristic technology, ideas, and the thrill of outer space. In the center of the area is Rocket Tower Plaza which is home to the Astro Orbiter. This high flying attraction brings guests to an elevated loading platform where they can board rockets and set off on an epic flight high above Tomorrowland. With views of the entire park and planets whizzing past, the Astro Orbiter is a great location where guests can take an unforgettable selfie!
8. Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to a self-guided walking tour found near the exit of Kilimanjaro Safaris where guests can lose themselves in nature and explore the world around them at their own pace. Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail offers guests the chance to have up close encounters with many different species of animals including majestic gorillas. Featuring one area where guests can go right up to the class of the gorilla enclosure and another where the gorillas can be found wandering through their own serene forest, guests have several amazing opportunities to capture the perfect selfie with gorillas in the background!