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Disney World is a wonderful place to take photographs, especially of your family. Magic Kingdom, in particular, has lots of fun photo opportunities. Of course, everyone needs a picture of their family in front of Cinderella Castle! But, there are many other spots in the park to get some cute photographs to spice up your vacation photo album. Here is my list of favorite places for photos at Magic Kingdom. Be sure to check out my favorite photo ops at Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Epcot too. I also have a list of places for photos outside of the parks. (Updated February 5, 2019.)
There is nothing more iconic than Cinderella Castle. You just can’t go to the Magic Kingdom without taking a picture of the castle. For some variety, however, try taking your photo from the side or back of the castle. Sometimes, you can find a Photopass photographer on the path between the hub and Tomorrowland. Stopping for this photographer will give you one of these alternative angles of the castle picture. And usually, the wait is shorter than on Main Street USA.
The Wishing Well
Walk along the pathway that wraps around the castle on the Tomorrowland side, and you will find the Wishing Well. This is a hidden gem that many people don’t even know exists. It is also an awesome place to take a Magic Kingdom picture. Because it is tucked away along a lesser known path, it is usually easy to get a photo without random people in it.
One of the most detailed additions to the Magic Kingdom in recent years is the Tangled Bathrooms, located on the edge of Fantasyland just before Liberty Square. This small area makes for some great photos. Try taking pictures here at night when the beautiful lanterns are all lit up. If you’re lucky, you will find a Photopass photographer here in the evenings. This is definitely a must-do if you have a Rapunzel fan in your family.
Hearse with Invisible Horse
In front of Haunted Mansion is a horse-drawn hearse with an invisible horse. This is a really fun place to snap an unusual picture. The best angle for this picture is when you are existing the ride. The Haunted Mansion queue has lots of details in it which makes it one of the most fun places for photos at Magic Kingdom.
In Liberty Square, out in open area, you will find a set of wooden stockades. This is a great spot for a whimsical photo of your kids. I especially love pictures like these where you can’t tell from the photo that you are in Disney World.
Taking a spin on Dumbo is as classic as taking a photo in front of Cinderella Castle. However, it is not easy to get a good picture of your kids riding the famous flying elephant. Luckily, there is a Dumbo just outside the exit to the ride to allow you to get that perfect picture of your family with the lovable elephant.
Next door to Dumbo in Storybook Circus is Barnstormer, a kiddie roller coaster. In the queue for Barnstormer, you will see Goofy’s new rocket. A little farther down, you will see the same rocket after Goofy has crashed it into a bush. Both of these are amusing places to take pictures of your kids.
Splash Mountain is another classic Magic Kingdom ride. It’s also an area rich with entertaining props that make for good photos. Try standing on the bridge with the peak of Splash Mountain in the background or snap a picture with the sign before getting into the queue.
The Train Station
Whether you take the picture before going into the park or on your way out, a picture with the train station is always a popular choice. Sometimes, there will be Photopass photographers out in the plaza area to get a photo of the entire family.
Tom Sawyer Island
Tom Sawyer Island is another hidden gem of Magic Kingdom. Because you must take a raft to get to the island, many people never take the time to visit. I highly recommend making the trip, though. It is usually not crowded, and it is a wonderful place to let your kids run wild and burn off some energy. This is another great spot for photos if you are looking for places that don’t scream Disney World.
In Town Square, just after you pass under the train station, you look to your right and you will see Town Square Theater. Out in front is a bench with Goofy sitting on it. This bench is a great place to get some fun pictures.
Metal Palm Trees
One of my favorite things in Tomorrowland are the metal palm trees. These artistic and futuristic trees are located around Space Mountain. They are just beautiful. They make for some unusual pictures that are fitting of Tomorrowland.
Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is probably one of the most photographed theme parks in the world. There are lots of places throughout for pictures. I hope that this list of great places for photos at Magic Kingdom gives you some new ideas for photos for your next trip. For help planning your trip, see my step-by-step guide, quick tips, and best resources. For things to do at the Magic Kingdom, check out my magical must-do’s. To book your trip, visit Disney World’s website. Happy travels.
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