Friday, June 9, 2017

All the #DisneyWalls: Top 4 WDW Instagram & Photo Tips!

I don't know about you, but when I'm happy and having a good time, I always end up taking lots of pictures. I just get shutter-happy - I want to remember the moment!


So it's no surprise that I take plenty of photos at Walt Disney World and of course like to share them online. But you probably knew that already. 😉

I just uploaded a new video with my top Instagram and photo tips for Disney on my YouTube channel, so I thought I'd share them with some of my favorite Instagram shots here as well! And I should probably mention that the photos of me were taken by my lovely mom. She's always loved photography and taking pics of my brothers and me, and her shots are gorgeous.

1. Dress the Part

In my book, every day is Dapper Day. I love dressing up for the parks, and it makes for great photos!


"Disney Bounding" is of course super popular for park photos - you take your favorite Disney character and give them a new sartorial interpretation! A red polka dotted dress is perfect for a #MinnieStyle moment.

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I also love theming what I'm wearing to what resort we're staying at, what restaurant we're eating at, what park we're visitng, etc.!


Looking for Animal Kingdom dresses is so fun. 😊


Don't forget about the holidays! I love breaking out the orange and green and purple and black for Halloween.

2. Perfect Your Princess Pose

The best #InstaDisney shots have a great outfit...and a great pose!

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I think the best pose inspiration comes from the Disney princesses. Gotta get that arm out, princess hands, and pointed foot!


Of course if you're wearing a skirt or dress, hold it up as the princesses do!


Another great tip for posing with characters is to take a look at what they're doing with their hands and feet (it's always something cute!) and do the same thing in reverse!

3. Snap Before You Snack

If you're one of those people who like to make fun of other people taking photos of their food, you're going to want to skip this tip. Cause I love to take photos of my food, and I am not ashamed to admit it. 😉


I mentioned in the video that I love these food-on-location photos where you can see what you're eating and where you are!


Sometimes Disney food comes in a really cute container, popcorn bucket, or sipper cup, so of course you've got to get a pic of that too!

3. Wander the Walls

Last but certainly not least, the Disney World walls are a #disneygram trend that has been gaining in popularity over the last year or so.


Tomorrowland's purple wall was the first to enter the scene. You'll find it just off to your right after you cross the Tomorrowland bridge, along the walkway to the Noodle Staiton, but there are other walls as well!


I think we need to make this periwinkle wall (behind Buzz Lightyear Spaceranger Spin near where Buzz meets!) into a thing.


The blueberry wall (and bubblegum wall!) outside Spaceship Earth at Epcot are super popular.


As is the wavy wall (aka the toothpaste wall) back by The Wave restaurant and Finding Nemo ride at Epcot.


There are SO many cool walls and photo spots at the Animal Kingdom - the "You Are Beautiful" wall (which I obviously need to get a pic of on my next trip!) is in Harambe Market, tucked in a Cast Member entrance to backstage!

Even Pandora has a brand new Moss wall, and while Hollywood Studios doesn't have too many inspiring walls at the moment, I have no doubt Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land will have some cool photo spots when the open.


Last wall, I promise! If you've ever been to value resorts like the All Stars, Pop Century, and Art of Animation, you may have noticed that every floor of every building has a colorful wall! There's a flower power wall near the Hippy Dippy Pool at Pop Century, plus some pretty cool diamonds outside the Art of Animation main building - as well as clouds, savannah, and under-the-sea walls in all the different sections!

What's your favorite photo spot at Disney World?

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