Say Cheese: How to Find the Best Photo Spots at Disney Springs

by | Dec 28, 2021 | Disney Springs, WDW Blog, WDW Food, WDW Merch

On the hunt to take the most memorable photos at Disney World? We’ve rounded up our favorite Disney Springs photo spots so you can bring home memories of shopping at Disney World.

What do you think when you hear Disney Springs? Shopping, shopping, and more shopping? Stitch spitting on you at World of Disney?

Salty goodness of fried stuff with cheese on it at the Daily Poutine or the ginormous charcuterie board at Wine George? Unique exclusive Disney-themed drinks at Starbucks? (Check out our special Food issue of WDW Magazine for the deets!)

How about all the Disney Springs photo spots? We’ve got seven click-worthy spots that we try to hit up on every visit.

So grab your phone and brace yourself for a long day of snapping. We’re taking you on a journey from snowy classic characters in the Marketplace all the way to a nutty selfie in the West Side. 

7 Best Disney Springs Photo Spots

Here are our seven favorite spots to take photos at Disney Springs:

1. Magical Winter Scene

Goofy, Pluto, Donald, and Mickey are snowy and singing at Disney Springs.

Goofy, Pluto, Donald, and Mickey are snowy and singing at Disney Springs. Photo by Trisha Daab

From mid-November through early January, you can get all the holiday feels walking in a Christmas tree wonderland at the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll (or Trail, if Disney ever revives the previous name).  

But did you know you can ring in the season with Mickey and friends year-round at a photo spot near the Disney’s Days of Christmas shop

You won’t even need Santa’s sleigh to get there! Just head toward the Marketplace section of Disney Springs and follow your nose toward Goofy’s Candy Co. 

Location of the holiday mickey display on the Disney Springs map

Find Mickey and friends caroling out in the snow near the walkway from the boats and Saratoga Springs in the Marketplace section at Disney Springs. Map courtesy of Disney

Follow the walkway between the Art of Disney shop and the Disney’s Days of Christmas building. Nestled back toward the end of this magical area, just behind the Christmas shop building, are a few snow-covered friends. 

Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto are caroling out in the snow and perfectly positioned for your best festive pose. 

2. A Marketplace of the Most Exclusive Photos on Earth

Westward ho, to the Marketplace Co-Op!

Location of the Photopass Studio on the Disney Springs map

Marketplace Co-Op is located near World of Disney. Love that during the holidays, the Disney Springs maps have the Christmas Tree Stroll trees! Map courtesy of Disney

Not only is the Marketplace Co-Op one of the best places to get hard-to-find and unique Disney merch, it is jam-packed with artsy, retro, and immersive Disney photo spots. 

Posing with the 50th Anniversary Orange Bird Statue at the Vault Collection Shop

Is hugging the Orange Bird statue allowed? Photo by Rain Blanken

It’s vintage pics all day at the Vault Collection Shop with spots for Orange Bird and Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. (HINT: There are even more Mr. Toad photo spots around Disney World.)

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You can take a snap in the ride vehicle from Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. Photo by Trisha Daab

Another hidden gem in the Marketplace Co-Op is the Disney PhotoPass Studio. This magical place can put you in any number of whole new Disney worlds. 

The studio has props and many exclusive backdrops from Disney movies and parks. 

Previous guests have been able to strike a pose on Main Street decked out for Halloween or Christmas, soar over London in the scene from Peter Pan, and even be inside classic attractions like Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. 

3. World of Disney Photo Spots

Head out of the Marketplace Co-Op, avoid being spit on by Stitch, and practice your best princess wave while walking toward the World of Disney store entrance near Starbucks. 

Just outside the entrance are statues of Princess Aurora and Cinderella. 

Location of the World of Disney store on the Disney Springs map

Aurora and Cinderella are near the World of Disney doors by the Starbucks pick-up area. Map courtesy of Disney

You may need to convince the line of caffeine addicts to give you a nice clean shot. But, with socially distanced character meets still the norm, this is the most up close and personal you are getting with these two royals

Late at night or early in the morning is the best time for guest-free photos inside World of Disney. It’s typically pretty packed, but if you time it right, World of Disney provides some of the best Disney Springs photo spots available. 

The Famous Giant Wall of Plush Photo

The spot in front of all the Mickey Mouse 50th Anniversary Celebration plushes is a Disney Springs photo spot

Photo by Trisha Daab

This big wall of Mickey Mouse 50th Anniversary Celebration plushes is one of my favorite Disney Springs photo spots.

A Snap with a Magical Model of the 50th Celebration Cinderella Castle 

This model of the 50th Celebration Cinderella Castle can be found toward the back of World of Disney at Disney Springs

Photo by Trisha Daab

This model of the 50th Celebration Cinderella Castle can be found toward the back of World of Disney at Disney Springs.

A Festive Photo at the Seasonal Display Near the Registers. 

The gingerbread display at the World of Disney store is a Disney Springs photo spot

Photo by Trisha Daab

Bring your tall friend with long arms to capture this shot at the seasonal display at World of Disney in Disney Springs.

This display is constantly changing but is especially beautiful at that time of year. 

4. A World of Disney Parks

If you could visit any Disney Park in the world, which would it be? 

Just outside the entrance to the LEGO Store is this fun photo spot, a LEGO mural featuring signs for every Disney Park worldwide

Just outside the entrance to the LEGO Store is this fun photo spot, a LEGO mural featuring signs for every Disney Park worldwide. Photo by Trisha Daab

Show off your choice at the LEGO mural photo spot featuring signs for each Disney Park around the world. Find this photo op at the LEGO Store at Disney Springs! 

Of course, it’s made entirely of LEGOs. Do you think they used any Kragle? 

Location of the Lego store & mural on the Disney Springs map

The Disney Parks LEGO mural is by the entrance to the LEGO Store at Disney Springs. Map courtesy of Disney

Find the mural on the wall just near the entrance to the LEGO Store. You can also take a few selfies with the constantly changing Disney LEGO sculptures outside the shop. 

5. Little Orange Bird

Who knew fruit could be so cute! 

The famous Orange Bird Mural Wall at Disney Springs

Photo by Cliff Wang

In 2019, Disney Springs added a new addition to the #WallsofDisney photo spots: the retro Orange Bird wall.  

You can find the mural of this citrus-loving bird with a fascinating backstory around the corner from Erin McKenna’s Bakery in The Landing area at Disney Springs. 

Location of the Orange Bird Mural on the Disney Springs map

The Orange Bird Wall is right outside Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC at Disney Springs. Map courtesy of Disney

Grab a 1971 cupcake, one of the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration snacks available only at Erin McKennas. 

Want to learn more about Orange Bird? Get the full history of this adorable mascot in our special Food issue of WDW Magazine.

6. Snapping in Style

Competing with World of Disney as the most snap-worthy store is the DisneyStyle store in the West Side area of Disney Springs. 

Location of the DisneyStyle store on the Disney Springs map

The DisneyStyle shop at Disney Springs is sprinkled with many stylish photo spots. Map courtesy of Disney

This store was created with photos in mind.

Giant Dole Whip? Click. 

Taking your time in a teacup? Snap.

The teacup at the DisneyStyle store is another Disney ride vehicle photo spot at Disney Springs.

This teacup at the DisneyStyle store is another Disney ride vehicle photo spot at Disney Springs. Photo by Trisha Daab

Villainous graffiti of the Evil Queen? Posted.

The villainous graffiti wall is a Disney Springs photo spot

You have to pass the Evil Queen and her villainous friends to use the dressing rooms at the DisneyStyle store. Photos by Trisha Daab

Cinderella Castle dressed up for the 50th celebration? Liked.

The 50th Celebration Cinderella Castle photo wall at the DisneyStyle store at Disney Springs

The 50th Celebration Cinderella Castle photo wall at the DisneyStyle store at Disney Springs. Photo by

This one is a particular favorite because the castle transitions from day to night and Main Street is empty. Yep, that’s right. You don’t have to stay until 2 AM to get a guest-free castle pic.

7. Candy Selfie

The last stop on our Disney Springs photo spots list is about as far away as you can get from the first stop while still being in Disney Springs. 

Location of the M&M Store on the Disney Springs map

The M&M’S store is almost at the very end of the West Side section of Disney Springs. Map courtesy of Disney

Past the DisneyStyle shop (maybe grab a Starbucks to keep you going) and beyond the Star Wars Galactic Outpost, away from the AMC Theater is the brightly colored candy-coated M&M’S Store. 

Well, the whole store is not candy coated, but it certainly looks and smells like it could be. Just outside the shop are the ultra-sweet and famous yellow peanut and red plain M&M’S figures. 

Taking a selfie with the Peanut M&M

Taking a selfie with the Peanut M&M. Photo by Trisha Daab

The lovable peanut M&M is happily taking a selfie, and it’s the perfect spot to end your click-worthy trip across Disney Springs. 

Disney Springs Photo Spots: More Than Snacks and Shopping

Don’t just pack that portable charger when you’re journeying to the parks; you’ll need it at Disney Springs too. 

An oversized oil paint tube & the WonderGround gallery sign at Disney Springs

WonderGround Gallery features exclusive Disney pieces from artists and illustrators. Photo by Trisha Daab

Yes, you can get a cookie the size of your head from Gideon’s, see must-have Disney art at Marketplace Co-Op, and whip out that Minnie wallet and just give Disney all your money just about anywhere. 

But you can also use up all your battery by clicking away at these must-visit Disney Springs photo spots. 

Check back in for even more Walt Disney World photo spots as we snap our way across the resort.


What’s YOUR favorite photo spot at Disney Springs? Tell us your thoughts over on our Facebook page!


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Written by Trisha Daab

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Trisha Daab is the author of five books about the magical food, characters, and stories you will find at Walt Disney World. She also writes the “With Kids” and "Character Magic" columns for WDW Magazine, though she enjoys Disney almost as much without kids. Almost! Follow Trisha on Instagram @notsoevil_disneystepmom
Trisha Daab

Written by Trisha Daab

Trisha Daab is the author of five books about the magical food, characters, and stories you will find at Walt Disney World. She also writes the “With Kids” and "Character Magic" columns for WDW Magazine, though she enjoys Disney almost as much without kids. Almost! Follow Trisha on Instagram @notsoevil_disneystepmom

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