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
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.
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!
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.
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.)
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.
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
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.
A Festive Photo at the Seasonal Display Near the Registers.
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?
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?
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!
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.
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.
This store was created with photos in mind.
Giant Dole Whip? Click.
Taking your time in a teacup? Snap.
Villainous graffiti of the Evil Queen? Posted.
Cinderella Castle dressed up for the 50th celebration? Liked.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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