Magical Blogorail

Welcome to those of you joining me from Growing Up Disney and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.

Hello everyone, and thanks for joining us this month on the Magical Blogorail Red line!  This month we are talking about our best (or favorite) Disney Photo Spots!  There are so many locations to take incredible photos at that this one is going to be a tough one to narrow down! So, as a result, I’m going to share with you several of my favorite spots, and highlight them with pictures!

For my first photo spot, I think a trip on a boat makes for some incredible photography.  Perhaps my shot here will convince you of that?  For this boat ride, we had a date with ‘Ohana for breakfast to keep, but even if you don’t, there is no reason why you can’t hop the water taxi to the Polynesian yourself for a little Resort Hopping!

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This shot was taken from the water taxi on our way to the Polynesian Resort for breakfast at ‘Ohana!

Another place I like to take a picture is right by a parade route.  Who doesn’t love a good parade?  The beauty of parades is that there can be hundreds of incredible photo locations — for me, though, I seem to get my best pictures in Town Square.  Perhaps you like these?

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Mickey & Minnie walking around Town Square in the 40th Anniversary Opening Day Parade, October 1, 2011.

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Pete’s Dragon, part of the Main Street Electrical Parade

As you know, though, boats and parades aren’t the only things to photograph at Walt Disney World.  Some of the best shots are simply candid shots, when those being photographed don’t realize that it is happening.  Such was the time when we came upon Princess Jasmine in Morocco of Epcot’s World Showcase.  Sophie had literally five to ten minutes of Princess Jasmine time because she and the Genie had just come out, and no one else was there.  It was truly a magical Disney memory, and the picture just sums it up best.

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Sophie whispering to Princess Jasmine how she was going to buy a Princess Jasmine costume during this trip. That was the only souvenir she wanted!

One great photo spot, that unfortunately isn’t around any more, is the love seat in Minnie’s Country House, in what used to be known as Mickey’s Toontown Fair.  While that land is no more, the memory of Sophie with her Meemaw remains, and I’m sharing it with you now.

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Taken when we took Meemaw to Disney, August 1, 2006 — almost 7 years ago!

Have you ever had your picture taken at a block party?  I’m sure many of you have had that happen over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  But how many can say they danced the night away with Chip over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom?  Sophie can!

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Dancing at the block party at Disney’s Animal Kingdom during rare evening Extra Magic Hours.

Of course, sometimes the best photo spots are when you are just relaxing in Epcot’s World Showcase, at the tables in front of the American Adventure pavilion.  Hey, who put that picture in here?

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The Goofy Creator, Editor, Author, blah blah blah of My Dreams of Disney

Oh, you know what?  I hear getting your picture taken in front of Cinderella Castle can be kind of neat.  Tell me, what do you think?

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I love you two! Shane, thank you for being Stephanie’s Prince Charming!

I hope, in a roundabout way, that I have answered the question of where the best Disney photo spots are.  The truth of the matter is that wherever your camera is pointed is where the best photo spot is!  These pictures bring a smile to my face, and in some cases, a tear to my eye, as I remember the wonderful memories that these pictures remind me of.  Thank you for indulging me as I took my trip down memory lane!

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Disney Donna Kay.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Colorado Mountain Mom
2nd Stop ~ A World View
3rd Stop ~ Growing Up Disney
4th Stop ~ My Dreams Of Disney
Final Stop ~ Disney Donna Kay



About the Author

Mike Ellis ()

Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!


7 Responses to “Magical Blogorail Red – Best Disney Photo Spots”

  1. Well that just made me tear up a little bit Mike! I love the shot of Sophie with Jasmine. So precious!

  2. True, True, True… wherever the camera is pointing is where the best photo shot it. And I especially like photos from the water, as you illustrate with capturing the Grand Floridian. Disney designers truly made great scenes a priority.

  3. I loved this! I forgot about taking neat resort shots from the water – your GF picture is gorgeous! And the whispering to Jasmine moment is absolutely precious. :)

    Thanks for sharing some of your most special Disney memories! I’ll miss Minnie’s couch, too…

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