Top 3 Insta-Worthy Spots in Disneyland

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If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen that my sister Tiffany and I recently attending the D23 Conference in Anaheim (more to come on that later – I’ll be doing a full blog review on our experience!) followed by a couple of days at the happiest place on earth, Disneyland. It’s always magical being at the original park that started it all – the happy place that Walt opened himself in 1955. Whether you have littles or you’re going for a girl’s trip, taking photos while at a Disney park is a part of the experience. Afterall, Disneyland is the number most photographed place in America on instagram, so I thought I’d round up a few of my favorite spots for photos in Disneyland.

Click through to find out about three of my favorite spots to snap a photobomb-free photo (you know those magical ones where it looks like no one else is in the park!) at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. 

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1 – Sleeping Beauty’s Castle Trail

When visiting any Disney Park, getting a castle shot is a must. While the original castle in Disneyland is absolutely stunning (and so very pink, which I LOVE!), it isn’t quite as tall as the castles in the newer parks, so getting that perfect shot without a mass of people in the background is even more difficult. Sure, you can attempt to get a shot right in front, but I can almost guarantee you won’t get it without a whole lot of photo bombers in the background (unless you rush to the castle right as they open the gates!!) There’s a less known spot that’s perfect for getting all the castle feels without any people in the shot. If you’re facing the castle and walk to the right side, you’ll find a small trail lined with shrubs and trees (the one that leads to the Snow White Fountain!) This is your money spot for getting castle shots like the ones I got above.


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2 – The Pink Teacup

Another iconic spot to shoot photos at Disneyland are the Mad Tea Party teacups. In my personal opinion, the Disneyland version of the ride is the cutest ever (at least out of the US parks!!) but again, getting a shot on the ride without people in the background is a near-impossible task. What many people don’t know is that Disneyland (not Disney World, unfortunately) actually has its own perfect pink teacup set aside for photo-opp purposes. It’s not located directly in front of the ride, so it’s not always easiest to find. You’ll find the pink teacup just around the corner of the ride and right in front of the Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.  Since not everyone knows about it, even on the busiest days you’ll usually find no line or a super short one. The other great thing about the teacup is that the spot it’s located in will ensure that you get a crowd-free background.


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Minnie Mouse’s House

Unique to Disneyland is Toontown, an adorable city where the cartoon world home to Mickey and friends comes to life and you can visit both Mickey Mouse in his house and Minnie Mouse in the cutest little cartoon home there ever was. I love this area for photos and while the front of the house is usually lined with people awaiting their chance to meet Minnie, the side of the house offers up the perfect  photo opp spot. Another great photo opp at Minnie’s House is behind the house where you’ll find an adorable table with a setup of tea for two.


Stay tuned for more posts from our latest Disney ventures + catch all of my Disney photos here.

Fair-well xx,


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2 Comment

  1. Reply
    Heather Garcia
    July 30, 2017 at 2:13 am

    Fun!!! I love Disneyland. We are going in December to watch my daughter and her dance studio dance in the parade. She danced on Main St two years ago and is so excited to Dance The Magic again. I am going to bookmark this blog post so I get the best pics while we are there. I really love the Dumbo set aside to take pics in too.

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      Lauren Vandiver
      September 6, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      Hi Heather!

      Always so lovely to meet a fellow Disney fan!! 🙂 Ahh – that sounds like SO much fun!! Y’all have a blast – make some unforgettable memories and take some magical photos!! 🙂


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