• On Jul 7, 2018
    Jenna from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I get a picture in front of Cinderella Castle at park close with no guests behind you? I’ve seen a number of these floating around and I must have one!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jenna!

    A picture-perfect vacation is something many people come home to after visiting the Walt Disney World Resort. There are countless magical photo-op locations throughout the resort that make it easy to capture so many unforgettable, pixie-dusted memories from your visit. And with the help of Disney’s PhotoPass photographers and Memory Maker gathering all these pictures has never been easier!

    Jenna, that iconic photo in front of Cinderella Castle is a must have for guests visiting Magic Kingdom Park. There are a few pro-tips to getting that magical shot with just you, the Castle, and some pixie dust. Here’s some ways to capture that idyllic moment.

    -Book a pre-park opening dining reservation inside the park. With an early dining reservation, you enter the park before it opens, allowing you to capture those amazing shots. Be sure to check the schedule for Extra Magic Hours if you choose this route.
    -Stay late. If you happen to be one of the last guests in the park, chances are you’ll be able to get those magical photos in front of the Castle with no one else there.
    -Look into special ticketed events like Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park. I just enjoyed this event and it was the most magical Magic Kingdom experience I've had! I was able to walk onto most every attraction. It felt like the park was open just for us. You would certainly be able to make your pictures dreams a wish come true during this event.

    I hope these ideas help you in capturing that magical photo! Thanks for stopping by and bringing us your question. For any additional planning help, be sure to come see us again.

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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