Disney theme parks offer up fun for the entire family. There are rides, there are characters to meet, there are yummy treats, and there are numerous photo opportunities. While most people are too busy having a blast to stop and take any pictures, the following 10 ideas may want to be considered.
These 10 locations can be found at Disney parks around the world. They are icons that are associated with thrills and magic. And when someone snaps a photo at any of these spots, they should definitely post them online, in order to commemorate the day, as well as make everyone jealous, of course!
10 Main Street U.S.A.
When someone visits a Disneyland-style park, Main Street U.S.A. is the first thing they will see. This strip was first modeled after Walt Disney's hometown, so it is made up of charming buildings that look like an actual town; there is a city hall, there are made-up businesses belonging to dentists and realtors, and there are even machines that pump out appealing scents such as baking cookies! And at the end of this street is where the castle always sits, waiting to greet everyone with its marvelous magic.
9 Pixar Pal-A-Round
In Anaheim, California, specifically, guests can take photos in front of the Pixar Pal-A-Round. This is the giant ferris wheel at Disney California Adventure, which has Mickey Mouse’s face on it. Due to its notable design, it used to be called Mickey’s Fun Wheel, but with the new Pixar update, it got a new name, as well as new characters added to its gondolas. While this ride can’t be found everywhere, it is synonymous with the entertainment that this brand offers, and any photo with Mickey in it is going to be a great one!
8 Splash Mountain
One of Disney’s most popular rides is Splash Mountain, which can be found at Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, and Tokyo Disneyland. The log-like seats that are ridden on, the shape of the attraction, and the briar patch at the bottom of the drop are all legendary, so this is another spot to add to the picture bucket list. Plus, it has a rustic outdoor look, and that can be a nice change of scenery when compared to all the bright and colorful spots in these amusement parks.
7 Spaceship Earth
At the Epcot in Florida, there is Spaceship Earth, a time machine-focused ride that is housed inside a big sphere that looks sort of like a golf ball. This is the focal point of this park, and it has been in the background of so many pictures over the years. Whether it is seen in the daytime, with the sun shining down on it, or whether it is admired at night, when it is illuminated, this feature is a must-see spot at this one-of-a-kind locale.
6 Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Recently, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opened up at Disneyland in California, as well as Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida. Not everyone is a fan of these sci-fi flicks, but these themed areas are impressive! There are rock formations and spaceships and other out-of-this world sights, rides, characters, shops, and restaurants. That being said, this is an additional place to keep in mind, when it comes to capturing unique photos that will make an impactful splash online (and that will make those who haven’t seen it yet very envious).
5 Tree Of Life
The Tree of Life is at the Animal Kingdom in Florida, and it is another spot that is quite recognizable to fans. It is super tall, it is covered in carvings of animals, and it even has a theater in it. Just as the Pixar Pal-A-Round is the highlight at Disney California Adventure and just as Spaceship Earth is the first place seen within Epcot, this tree is a main thing to do within this area. The fun to be had in this park is like none that has been experienced before… but take time to stop and snap a pic here first!
Mickey's Toontown can be found at Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland, and it is where guests can find Mickey and Minnie Mouse, along with their friends such as Goofy, Pluto, and Donald and Daisy Duck. Since these themed areas are based around such lovable and adorable characters, there are bright colors and whimsical shapes that can serve as the perfect backdrop for even more photographs. Furthermore, these iconic characters, like Mickey (the star of it all) himself, could be involved in these photos, making these moments and memories even more exciting.
3 Pixar Pier Sign
Back at Disney California Adventure, there is the Pixar Pier and Paradise Gardens Park. This locale mimics a boardwalk that is full of classic games, foods, and prizes. A recent update added in several attractions based on Toy Story, as well, and any of those would make for great photos. However, there is one particular spot that belongs on this list, and that is this sign; it says “Adventure Is Out There”, which is a popular quote from Up and is the perfect saying when it comes to the thrills of Disney parks.
2 Walt & Mickey Statue
At the entrance of several Disney parks, there is a copper statue called Partners; it features the two main men associated with this brand, Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse. None of these theme parks would be possible without these two, so this is such a special sight to see. It is also, yes, another location for a quick photoshoot, whether when first going into this place to start a fun-filled day or when leaving (and already missing everything that is inside).
1 Any Castle
And, of course, there are the castles: Sleeping Beauty’s at Hong Kong Disneyland, the Enchanted Storybook Castle at Shanghai Disneyland, Cinderella’s at Tokyo Disneyland, Le Château De La Belle Au Bois Dormant at Disneyland Paris, Sleeping Beauty’s at Disneyland, and the Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom. They all have magical elements, and they are all special in their own way. Therefore, each and every one of these buildings could be the highlight of a fabulous photo, just as they are the highlights of their respective parks.