Do It For The 'Gram

June 28, 2018



These days, social media is pretty heavily ingrained in modern society. Our generation is notorious for wanting (nay, needing) to document everything from the clothes we wear or places we travel, to the food we eat, and yes, sometimes we can be totally obnoxious about it, like making your husband wait before taking a bite out of that totally Instagram-worthy ice cream sundae, just so you can get the perfect shot (guilty). Instagram culture has become a way of life. Some people do it because they want to be #instafamous or to keep up with the Joneses, some do it because they want to educate or enlighten, and some people - like me - do it just because IT'S FUN. Even speaking to an audience that may only be a handful of people (is anyone reading this?), I still enjoy everything that goes into making an Instagram or blog post (hello, outfit planning!). I'm kind of just throwing my hat into the ring (er...out into the huge vaccuum of the internet) and seeing where it lands.

I've always had a love affair with photography. My weekends as a teenager were usually filled with DIY photoshoots, vintage clothes & costumes, and having adventures around town with my friends. I took photos because it was a creative outlet for me, a way to express who I was, what I was feeling, and stories I wanted to convey through the medium of photography. These days, I'm the one in front of the camera instead of behind it, and I take those stories and ideas and funnel them through Instagram and my blog. Combined with my love of Disney, it has become one of my favorite hobbies.



If you are a blogger, Instagrammer, or YouTuber, you know the importance of content. I'm not lucky enough to live anywhere near Disney (it's an 8 hour drive from Chattanooga. WHY THOUGH), so a trip to Disney doesn't just mean a vacation - it's an opportunity for me to fill my camera roll with an arsenal of future content. Disney offers endless photo ops, which to me translates as millions of ideas for said content. Sometimes it can be hard to choose that perfect location, so I've rounded up my quintessential top Disney photo spots.

First up is an obvious choice, but pretty much mandatory for any Disney 'grammer: the walls - because did you even really go to Disney if you didn't take a couple purple wall selfies? (No, the answer is no.) 

Purple wall selfies or it didn't happen.
There are so many walls all over Disney World, but the most well known are the Purple Wall, Bubblegum Wall, and the Toothpaste Wall. There's also a brand new Rosegold Wall that has just popped up & is gaining popularity due to Instagram's the world's obsession with all things rosegold. You can find the Purple Wall in Tomorrowland at MK, and the other 3 are located in Epcot.

Honorable mentions go to:
  •  Disney Springs wall (at the bottom of the Lime Garage escalator)
  • "Fichwa! Fellow" wall (AK - Haramabe Market)
  • Neon Mickey wall (Contemporary Resort)
  • Big Top wall (MK - Storybook Circus)
  • Cotton Candy wall (Art of Animation Resort)
  • Tangled wall (MK)
  • Candy Stripe wall (MK)
  • Jellyrolls wall (Boardwalk area)
Clearly, Hollywood Studios needs to step up their wall game.

Next up, we have some hidden gems (& some not-so-hidden) at Magic Kingdom. My favorite spots are the hub grass area, Cinderella's Fountain, and the alcoves of Main Street. 

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Over at Epcot, there are literally too many photo spots to count! Every country offers so  many unique little details, and I feel like I find something new on every trip. My picks for Epcot are the Moroccan wall fountain, the arcade in France, and the staircase in Italy.

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At Hollywood Studios, with so many huge changes on their way - or about to open (Toy Story Land, I'm coming for you!) - there's no doubt that this park will be rising in popularity soon. Currently some of my picks for photo ops here include the Muppet Courtyard (check out my friend Kait's blog post featuring this gem here!), Oscar's Classic Car Souvenirs (I love a good vintage car!), and Sunset Blvd. (especially at dusk when all the neon signs come to life).

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As for Animal Kingdom, I feel like it is such an underrated park. There is so much to see & do, which equates to lots of photo ops! I like Harambe Market, Anandapur ice cream, and the entrance to Expedition Everest, which offers a glimpse of the mountain's peak and a view of colorful flags blowing in the distance.

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And that is just a very small sampling of some of the options in the parks alone! There are still numerous IG worthy spots spread across all of the resorts (um, hello Grand Floridian!), and don't forget Disney Springs! So let's hear it - what's your favorite photo spot at Disney World?

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