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Disney World is full of awesome places to take fun and memorable photos of your family. From Cinderella Castle to riding Dumbo, there are so many spots to capture those unforgettable memories. And while some of the best photo ops are well known, some of them are hidden gems. So, to help you get the best pictures on your next trip, here are the 11 best places for photos at Hollywood Studios.
#1. Chinese Theater
The Chinese Theater has become, at least unofficially, the icon of Hollywood Studios. You will see it as soon as you enter the park.
You know this is a big spot when there are several Disney photographers lined up and down the street to take photos with the theater in the background.
If you only take one photo all day, this is the one you need to take on your visit to Hollywood Studios.
#2. Tower of Terror
Tower of Terror is probably the second most popular place for photos in Hollywood Studios. There are usually several Disney photographers on Sunset Boulevard to take photos with the tower in the background.
This is especially a great spot to take night photos. The tower, when lit up at night, is extra spooky!
Outside of the Christmas shop, around the corner from Mama Melrose’s Ristorante, you will see a snowman. He is there all year long.
He is a fun companion for your pictures. I especially love the pictures of the snowman with kids dressed in shorts and t-shirts.
This is a nice place to get some photos for your next Christmas card, regardless of when you visit.
#4. Toy Story Land
One of the newest lands in Hollywood Studios is Toy Story Land. This whole land is full of fun areas to take photos of your family.
Popular choices are the larger-than-life characters from the movies and the popcicle wall along the exit from Toy Story Mania. But, every nook and cranny of this land is great for pictures. Even the bathrooms and benches make great photo ops.
#5. Star Wars Land
The other new land in Hollywood Studios is Star Wars Land. And like Toy Story Land, it is full of great photo ops. From the iconic Millennium Falcon to an X-wing, droids, and more, you definitely won’t run out of places to take photos here!
The more time you spend in Star Wars Land, the more places you will find to take photos at Hollywood Studios.
#6. Directional Sign
I don’t know what the proper name for this sign is, but I think you will know what I’m talking about when you see it. Just inside the turnstiles of Hollywood Studios, look to your left. You will see a shop. On the side of the shop, there is a sign with arrows pointing to various cities around the world.
This is one of our must-take photos every trip. It’s fun to look back at these photos over the years to see how much our son has grown.
#7. Props at Backlot Express
One of our favorite places for lunch at Hollywood Studios is Backlot Express, located near the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. It is themed to be a prop house for a movie set. Therefore, it is full of fun and random props. Any of these props would make for some great photos.
#8. Rock ‘n Roller Coaster Guitar/Cadillac
On the outside of the building that houses Rock ‘n Roller Coaster, there is a huge guitar. The guitar’s neck and strings morph into an upside down road on which a Cadillac sits. Both the Cadillac and the guitar are great places for photos at Hollywood Studios.
These are really special places for pictures if you have someone in your party who is taking their first ride on the musical roller coaster.
#9. A Car
There are several places inside Hollywood Studios where you will see cars parked.
The first one you will see is at Oscar’s Super Service, an old-fashioned gas station that serves as the wheelchair and stroller rental center. It is just inside the entrance on the right hand side.
You can find antique cars along Sunset Boulevard.
In front of Sci-Fi Dine-In, there is a convertible that also makes fun photos.
These are all great places to snap some pics of the car lovers in your family.
#10. Indiana Jones Props
In the Echo Lake area, you will find the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular and the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost. All around these two locations, you will find a variety of Indiana Jones-themed props.
Taking pictures with these props can make for some unique and interesting vacation photos and memories.
#11. Muppets Courtyard
The entire Muppets Courtyard area is not only a nice place to hangout, but it is also rich in whimsical details that make for some really fun photos of your family. The Muppets fountain in the center of the courtyard is the most prominent feature, but look around. You will see lots of Muppet details throughout the area.
Take advantage of them all by taking lots of pictures in this area.
While park icons and popular locations are obvious choices when looking for places for photos at Hollywood Studios, don’t stop there. Look around and get creative! There are tons of fun and playful details throughout the park to provide you with lots of unique photos. The above list will get you started on finding new places to photograph your family.
For ideas on things to do in Hollywood Studios, see my magical must-do’s, jedi training, and Toy Story Land posts. And check out my lists for the best places for photos at Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and places outside of the parks.