Orlando is the place for a fun night out with the girls or a long-anticipated family vacation. It’s also the theme park capital of the world where you can find thrill seeing rides and comfort your inner child. Guests flood into Orlando theme parks every day with the promise of a joyous and fun time outdoors. Don’t miss these Instagrammable spots inside Orlando theme parks while vacationing in the Sunshine State.
Castles at Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Everyone knows the iconic shot of Cinderella’s Castle in the Disney Magic Kingdom. The beautiful skyscraping building is a sight to see. Liberty Square is also the place to go to get that classic castle shot for Instagram. The unique structure of the castle gives you the feeling of being in a distant land. Better yet, snap a photo with the Walt Disney and Mickey Statue. While in Liberty Square, check out the 100-year-old oak tree featured in the center.
Truffla Trees at Universal Orlando
It’s hard not to smile when visiting Seuss Landing at Universal Orlando. The entire place includes whimsical colors, shapes, and style. Kids love the beautiful Truffla Trees that stand outside the cotton candy shop. The wispy shapes of the trees coupled with their sheer size make for a perfect family photo. Native ornamental grasses flank the trees that help give guests the feeling of being in a quirky meadow.
Topiaries at Disney’s Epcot
The gardens and giant topiaries that dot Epcot are picture-perfect. Your favorite characters are carved out of shrubs throughout the park. These massive plants include custom steel structures plugged with plants to create some of Disney’s favorite characters including Snow White, Goofy, Daisy Duck, and Pluto. You’ll have trouble deciding which character to feature in your Instagram photo.
Cypress Gardens at LEGOLAND Florida
Legoland’s Cypress Gardens showcase Florida’s native flowers like camellias and azaleas.. Take a selfie next to a life-sized Lego character, or go deeper into the park to take a snapshot of the beautiful banyan tree.
Planted as a seedling in 1939, the tree has grown to an impressive size. Guests are welcome to wind throughout the roots and branches and to take as many photos as possible.
Gardens at Walt Disney World
There are so many different garden areas in Walt Disney World, it’s impossible to name them all. From pristine gardens that replicate different countries to the vast amounts of flowers that cover the grounds. Although Walt Disney World is famous for its rides, the cultivated gardens tie the entire theme park experience together. There are over 40 square miles canvassed with plants at every corner. It’s no surprise Epcot Center hosts the international flower and garden festival every year. No wonder so many people are moving here!
Seven-million different plants featured in Walt Disney World make for the perfect Instagram shot no matter where you are in the park. These plants are carefully crafted and grown with plenty of replacements ready if needed. Disney also uses plants to discreetly hide areas of construction by growing hedges on wheeled carts. Gardeners often work in two shifts and overhaul gardens at night to keep the lawns and flowers looking lush all year round. Guests can also always look out for hidden Mickeys all over the park including some sneaky ones of the plant variety.
Mermaids at SeaWorld Orlando
Get a shot of SeaWorld Orlando’s newest attraction, the mermaids! Notice how she stops so the kids can take her photograph? It’s great when the wildlife cooperates.
Popsicle Stick Wall at Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Located outside of Toy Story Mania! is the Popsicle Wall. This photo spot is so popular, it has its own Instagram page!
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This is only a snapshot of the great Instagrammable photos you’ll get on your theme park tour in Orlando. You’re sure to find hundreds of more picture-perfect in the theme parks and this magical city.
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This post is a contribution by guest author, Karen Squire. Karen is a freelance journalist and photographer who enjoys traveling. When she’s not taking pictures of her kids, you’ll find her photographing wildlife and national monuments.