Heading to Disneyland? These are 15 do not miss pictures to take at disneyland!
Disneyland is one of our favorite places….in fact, we are annual passholders. My toddler is pretty much obsessed. We love being able to visit the happiest place on earth on a regular basis, and to explore parts of the park that may be missed during shorter family vacations for out of towners. From the balloons on Main Street to Snow White's Wishing Well, I've been keeping an ongoing list of places to snap great, instagram-worthy pictures when you're Disney Bound. We wanted to share a few of our favs!
Pictures To Take At Disneyland
Tea Cups at Night: The iconic Mad Tea Party ride in Fantasyland is a Disney classic. At night, the lanterns are lit and if you can snap at the right time…..you'll get one of those amazing shots with a glowing, blurred background as you spin around inside the teacups!
It's A Small World Wall: When facing It's a Small World, to your left is the instagram-famous blue and white Disneyland wall. It's PERFECT for pictures (hit it in the morning for the best light). Bonus: to your right, is a white and gold version of the same wall……also great if you're wearing darker colors!
Character Photo: Character photos are a Disneyland must take. However, getting a character photo that isn't a part of a regular meet and greet? That's something special. You can use the Disneyland official app to track characters at the park, and try to catch them before a meet and greet (they almost ALL walk through Sleeping Beauty's castle on the way to Main Street at some point).
Sleeping Beauty's Castle: Sleeping Beauty's Castle is a Disney Must Visit. It's also an amazing place for pictures. The front of the castle is stunning, but always crowded. For easier shots, walk through the castle into Fantasyland. The back of the castle is just as pretty, and tends to be less crowded.
Main Street Balloons: Ok, here's the deal with the adorable kid holding the mickey mouse balloon bouquet pictures you see all over Instagram. They won't let your kid hold the balloons. They can't. They're like twelve dollars a pop. So, you either have to BUY a bunch, or get creative with angles. Your kid can hold the balloons, but the Disneyland employees will have to hold them too. Trust me, you won't be the first person to ask.
Mickey Shaped Treat: While at the park, you've gotta take at least one photo eating a Mickey shaped treat, right? Our favorite treats? Are in Candy Kitchen on Main Street!
Find a Hidden Mickey: Have you ever gone on a hunt for hidden Mickeys in the park? It's a TON of fun. When you find a hidden Mickey, be sure to snap a photo with it!
Walt Statue: The Walt Statue in the middle of Main Street is one of the best spots in Disneyland. And how can you visit the park without taking a picture with the man who built it?
Dumbo the Flying Elephant:Dumbo is one of the original Disneyland rides…..it's been at the park since 1955. Which means it's a must ride and a must shoot. There is a Dumbo placed just for pictures under a small awning next to the ride….perfect for snapping adorable photos of your kids!
Happily Ever After wall: That famous navy blue wall you see with the Happily Ever After written in glitter? It's part of the exit from Animation Academy in California Adventure.
Magic Photos: One of the few things that I always pay for from a Disney photopass? The Magic photos! As the Disneyland photographers to take magic photos for you…….they'll photoshop in Disney characters like Tinkerbell!
Snow White Wishing Well: The Snow White Wishing Well is one of my favorite peaceful spots in the park. It's to the right of Sleeping Beauty's castle, and is a wonderful place to relax with toddlers…..and take fun pictures peeking into the well.
Sword in the Stone: Can YOU pull the sword from the stone? Be sure to snap a picture of your family trying to pull the Sword from the Stone in Fantasyland (it's right in front of the carousel).