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9 Tips & Tricks to Make the Most of Disney World Attraction Photos

Guests who visit Walt Disney World are sure to have a fantastic time and want to always remember the fabulous memories made while enjoying time in the parks, Disney Resorts, and Disney Springs. One of the easiest ways to have fond memories and remember magical moments is by taking lots of photographs throughout the vacation. While guests are encouraged to take their own photos throughout their vacation, Walt Disney World also offers up some unique opportunities where guests can enjoy some fantastic photographable moments. Several attractions scattered throughout the four theme parks in Walt Disney World feature strategically timed photos that capture guests at exciting or pivotal moments in that experience. The resulting photos are always a great way to remember the experience and the fun that guests had, and there are certainly ways to make those photos as amazing as possible. Listed below are our favorite attractions in Walt Disney World, which feature on-ride photos and tips for making them as great as possible! Let’s check out how to make the most of attraction photos!


1 – Space Mountain

The Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland is home to Space Mountain, which invites guests into Starport 75 for the opportunity to blast off into space. Near the beginning of the attraction, guests move through a small tunnel that features flashing blue lights and a high pitched noise. Just after reaching the end of the tunnel, guests take a sharp turn, and a bright flash goes off as their photos are captured. By knowing that the photo is about to be taken, guests can coordinate funny poses or faces to make their Space Mountain photo even more memorable.

2 – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Another popular attraction in the Magic Kingdom can be found in New Fantasyland and invites guests into the mines where the Seven Dwarfs work each day. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train features a unique technology that not only captures guests’ photos but a video of them enjoying the attraction as well. Guests can prepare themselves just before sweeping down one of the lift hills for the photo, but the video often captures them off guard making it totally candid and memorable!

3 – Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

Guests who are fans of the Toy Story universe should head over to Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, which is also found in Tomorrowland. The attraction brings guests into Star Command and invites them to help defeat the Evil Emperor Zurg by taking aim at targets and collecting power. The final scene of the attraction features a faceoff with Zurg, who can be found in his massive spaceship. Just as guests pass by the villain, their photo is taken. Guests who know when the flash is coming can pretend to be concentrating super hard on hitting targets, make silly faces, or find other ways to make their ride photo hilarious.

4 – Test Track Presented by Chevrolet

Epcot’s is home to Test Track Presented by Chevrolet, which invites guests to design their very own SIM cars and then test them on the track in a series of tasks. The final test focuses on power and speeds guests towards a boundary that suddenly opens to reveal an outdoor portion of the track. Just before reaching the boundary, a photo is taken, offering guests the chance to showcase the excitement, fear of striking the object, or entertainment from the thrilling attraction.


5 – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

One of the most thrilling attractions in Walt Disney World can be found on the end of Sunset Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has guests board an abandoned service elevator in the Hollywood Tower Hotel to star in their very own episodes of the hit television series. The big moment of the attraction comes when the elevators are suddenly in darkness and begin to plummet and rise over and over again in a thrilling randomized sequence. At one point during the drop sequence, guests momentarily pause at the top of the elevator shaft and are offered a panoramic view of the park while their photo is taken.

Tower of Terror

6 – Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Found right next door to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is another thrilling attraction that allows guests to rock out. The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith has guests board super stretch limos to rocket across downtown to make it to a concert on time. The initial launch of the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith accelerates guests from zero to sixty in seconds and captures their thrilled and excited faces just as the launch begins.

7 – Expedition Everest

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to plenty of fantastic attractions, including one which brings guests face to face with a mythical creature. Expedition Everest brings guests deep into the Forbidden Mountain, where a bit of torn up track leads them to a chance encounter with the Yeti. The attraction features one very large drop that emerges from a cave into the outdoors. Just as guests pass over the threshold of the drop, their photo is taken, making for a great opportunity to remember the thrill of the moment!

Everest Fun

8 – Dinosaur

Another thrilling attraction in Disney’s Animal Kingdom brings guests back in time for a prehistoric adventure. Dinosaur brings guests into the Dino Institute, where they can travel back to the prehistoric days to locate a specific dinosaur to bring back to modern times. Not everything goes according to plan, and guests will definitely find themselves screaming as a massive dinosaur lunges at them. At that very moment, a photo is taken, which is sure to be loved by guests when they see their terrified and excited expressions!

Dinosaur Fun

9 – Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth in Epcot’s World Celebration is unique in terms of attraction photos. The attraction doesn’t offer guests the opportunity to purchase their photo at the end but instead allows them to email their unique shot to friends and family for free. At the beginning of the attraction, guests are prompted to face a camera and make sure their faces are visible for a photo. At the end of Spaceship Earth, guests can answer a series of questions that create a cartoon of what their future could look like complete with their faces. After disembarking, guests enter into a post-show area where they can check out a snapshot of their photo on large screen above and then use kiosks to select their photo and send it to friends and family at home.

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Katy is a huge fan of Walt Disney World and has been visiting yearly since she was an infant. With many trips under her belt, she loves to take her time in the parks and discover lots of small details and secrets in between attractions.
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