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Top 10 Attractions for Photographers

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When you look at Walt Disney World, there are only a few attractions that stand out for folks who love to be behind the lens. This list will bring to light the experiences that you should just put the camera away and enjoy the magic that the Imagineers have created! There are a couple of levels that we’ll be looking at for this list, but the goal is to give you as much info to convince you to just sit back and enjoy.

Here are the Top 10 Attractions for Photographers!

No. 10 – Liberty Square Riverboat @ Magic Kingdom

A look through the Liberty Belle’s window, over its helm, at the scenery – Copyright Disney

TIP – Don’t just sit down. Walk around the boat and visit multiple levels to get different photo spots. When you’re coming around the bend towards the Haunted Mansion, you’ll want to be on the top floor for the best views.

No. 9 – The Magic Carpets of Aladdin @ Magic Kingdom

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin attraction at night with Aladdin’s magic lamp at its center – Copyright Disney

TIP – Grab the front row and just go as high as you can for the best images. You’ll only have a couple of rotations in the carpets, so don’t be afraid to do a shutter blast or a flurry shot just to see what you’ll end up with. Nighttime is also a great time to ride because you can do multiple rides and not have to worry about families or long lineups.

No. 8 – Flights of Wonder @ Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A macaw prepares to land at Flights of Wonder at Disney’s Animal – Copyright Disney

TIP – If you want the best photos, sit in the front row on the right side. This is where the most activity happens on stage. If you want “action shots”, then sit in the bleachers and you’ll be right in the center of the flight path for a portion of the show!

No. 7 – Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover overlooking Tomorrowland Speedway – Copyright Disney

TIP – Don’t be afraid to take multiple trips around the TTA. There are four seats in each vehicle (front-right, front-left, back-right, back-left), which will allow you to get incredible photos of Tomorrowland and the Hub!

No. 6 – Living with the Land @ EPCOT

Aquacell, a section of the Living with the Land ride that’s dedicated to fish farming – Copyright Disney

TIP – If you sit in the front row, the photos are endless! Sometimes LWTL closes early, so be prepared for that. There’s also the Behind the Seeds tour, so if your Instagram or Pinterest needs a little love, the photos that you get from things up-close and personal are definitely worth the $20!

No. 5 – Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail @ Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A curious meerkat sits upright on its back legs in its rocky habitat – Copyright Disney

TIP – Bring a decent lens and you’ll be fine! The gorilla’s actually aren’t the big attraction on this walk because they’re usually hidden by the plants and trees. You get to spend some quality time with a ton of birds, hippos and so much more! There’s another trail called the Maharajah Jungle Trek that gives you great access to Tigers, Bats and a Komodo Dragon…so put that on your list too!!

No. 4 – Jungle Cruise @ Magic Kingdom

An explorer climbs up a pole to escape a rhino’s attack, with a zebra and hyena looking on – Copyright Disney

TIP – Getting great photos on the Jungle Cruise is all about where to sit…and where to avoid. As the cast member who’s loading the boats if you can get the front right (beside the skipper). If they say no, you can ask to go on the next boat, and they’ll be more than happy to make that happen. Oh, and you can take as many photos of the elephants…because they all have their TRUNKS on! 😉

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No. 3 – Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream @ Disney’s Hollywood Studios

A model of the Florida Conference Room at Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream – Copyright Disney

TIP – As Walt Disney is such an inspiration for so many guests, taking a stroll through Walt Disney Present’s One Man’s Dream is a must-do on a number of levels. As a photographer though, it’s all about finding awesome backdrops and items for social media that will gain the most attention. Take your time as you walk around, because you never know what’s hidden in random bookshelves!

No. 2 – Splash Mountain @ Magic Kingdom

A log heads on a river toward a fallen tree with a beehive overhead at Splash Mountain – Copyright Disney

TIP – Here’s the catch-22…you’ll get wet! If you want to get the best photos on the drop hill, be prepared to stash your camera incredibly quick as you go down the 6-story hill! The show scenes are a ton of fun to shoot, so enjoy it all!

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No. 1 – Kilimanjaro Safari’s @ Disney’s Animal Kingdom

An open-air safari bus drives in a river past 3 elephants – Copyright Disney

TIP – Sit right behind the driver on the right side. When you’re the photographer, you’ll feel the need to want to give others the outside seat…but the photos will be worth it if you’re not in the middle. Have fun with it though and don’t stress about not seeing every animal!

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