• On Nov 2, 2016
    Emily from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello! We are having family photos taken at Disney World by an outside photographer. We thought Disney Springs would be a great option. My question is, can you get into the DS area before the shops open in the morning? Our photo slot is 8-10am. Thanks!

    Hi Emily,

    I love family photo sessions at Walt Disney World. My family has worked through Disney Fine Art Photography twice for photo shoots and have been thrilled with the results both times.

    I understand that Disney has a policy requiring professional photographers inside the theme parks to arrange for an escort so that they do not impede other guests. I have not seen anything to indicate that the policy applies to Disney Springs. My caution to you would be to be sure your photo shoot doesn't interfere with others. I would also ask the photographer if he or she has done this before without issues.

    Most restaurants and shops at Disney Springs do not open until 10 a.m. However, the Starbucks at Disney Springs Marketplace opens at 8 a.m., and a few others open at 9 a.m. so I believe you should be able to access the parking and public areas by 8.

    I hope that helps, Emily. Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please let us know if we can answer any other questions for you as you make your final vacation plans. Enjoy!

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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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