Note: This post is part of a 15 Day challenge with questions referring to Disneyland or Walt Disney World. For more information, or to see all 15 questions, please refer to the introductory post, The 15 Day Disneyland Challenge. As stated in that post, I am not the creator of the challenge – just a willing participant!
Day 13: The thing you like to take a picture of at the parks that isn’t a character.
Honestly, there’s so much I was unsure what I should pick – until I started looking through my pictures and realized there’s one icon that is definitely used more than others: The Matterhorn. There are just so many angles to take pictures from, so many perspectives! Instead of using many words today, I’ve decided to let some of my pictures from past trips speak for themselves.
And with that, I leave it to your answers – who else has a favorite thing to photograph in the parks?
I’m going to be cliche, but I always take a photo of the castle! I love to take family photos with the castle too. I’m not a princess type of girl, but for some reason I just can’t get enough of the castle! I love it =) (and I’m picky too. I love Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, I think it’s the best one of them all!)
The Castle is a must for me, too! It’s an answer that will be used in an upcoming post!
Mine is Splash! Different angles, times of day, and seasons. That mountain is just so flipping awesome in my opinion!! But the castle and Matterhorn too are some favs!
Splash is always a favorite of mine – I always want to get a shot from the drop, but I’m too focused on going down the flume instead!
I seem to wind up taking pictures of anything I can get my kids reactions to. However, once I get my DSLR, the castle and pirates will be mine!!!!
Not sure if you are aware or not but there is an unbelievable photograph website out there only geared toward taking better pictures at Disneyland. It is written for anyone and provides a great instruction f
Somehow my response got cutoff and sent early. The website is :
It is unbelievable!! The link takes you to the index page with ~180 or so tutorials. It there are another 100 after the last one listed so don’t stop at the last link, keep reading.
Very awesome! Funny you mention your kids, Mike – my first reaction was my kiddo – no doubt about it!
Mine is Rivers of America, as seen from the Mark Twain and/or Columbia. I take photos as if I were really there, not on a ride.
…my second-place is the statuary around Haunted Mansion. Especially the statues above the FastPass queue and the Pet Cemetary.
I have so many Mark Twain shots, that was almost my first choice as well!
So many photo ops, but my musts include – the Partners statue, the castle, the floral Mickey at the entrance and Main Street.
I have the best picture of the floral Mickey during the 50th – it was before opening and a feral cat came out, sat right above the Mickey ears and posed. Instant classic.
I’ve tried to get that same shot of the Matterhorn from in Storybookland… It’s cool, but they need to trim back the hedge to make the sightlines better ^_~
Of any single thing in the park, I probably have the most photos of the castle. Some of them are identical! It is terribly picturesque.
I agree with the Castle! I have plenty of those too – with lots of people I don’t know….
Do I have to narrow it down to just one. My answer is the weathervanes and if I HAVE to choose a favorite at the moment it’s Mary Poppins over the Jolly Holiday Bakery.
Debi, I love this answer – it’s the true touches that most people take for granted that catch your eye. That is awesome.
Aww…I really like your choice. Your choice will have me paying closer attention and looking skyward. I love it!
Same as you Craig, the Matterhorn!
I knew you had good taste.;)
When I look through my photos, most consist of the Disneyland Railroad and the Rivers of America. I always take a photo of the MSUSA station, you’d think it’s my first time..haha! Several hours have been spent strolling the RoA. I try take pics from every spot along the river.