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Tips for preserving every magical moment of your Walt Disney World® Vacation.

Magic Kingdom Photography Tips

Awaken to a world of wonder at Magic Kingdom® Park

Fairytale dreams come true for children of all ages at Magic Kingdom® Park, one of the most popular and most visited tourist destinations in the world. Delight in classic attractions, enchanting fireworks, musical parades and beloved Disney Characters.

Ron Lucas Gilman photographing attractions

Photo tips made easy with Lucas Gilman

Professional photographer and Nikon Ambassador Lucas Gilman gives helpful tips for capturing your favorite character during the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade.

A family crossing Main Street U.S.A.

Main Street U.S.A.

Using a wide-angle lens will allow you to capture all of the magic Main Street U.S.A. has to offer. Place your family in the center of the street to highlight details from the left, right and the iconic Cinderella Castle in the center.

Two little girls looking excited to be at Cinderalla Castle.

Cinderella Castle

Arguably one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, Cinderella Castle brings out the prince and princess in both the young and the young at heart. Get down low and capture an upward shot of your little prince or princess’ excitement in front of the stunning castle. Turn the camera vertical if you can’t get the entire castle into your frame.

Father and daughter riding Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant® Attraction

Let your children hop atop Dumbo and take off into the air on a joyful journey. As you watch from the ground, you’ll want to use a fast shutter speed or Sports Mode to capture your little ones’ jubilant smiles.

Shooting wide from a low angle can also make children seem more “heroic”
Three teenage girls laughing in front of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

Big Thunder Mountain® Railroad

This longtime guest favorite is known as “The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness!” But in addition to the thrilling ride, Big Thunder Mountain® Railroad also has realistic Old West scenes that make for great landscapes and environmental portraits.

A dragon float in the Festival of Fantasy Parade.

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade

Everyone loves a parade, and at Magic Kingdom® Park, there’s a Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade every afternoon! Record an HD video of the Maleficent Dragon right as it breathes fire, then zoom in for close-ups of your favorite Disney Characters. Don’t forget to turn the camera on your kids for a few candid photos of their eyes filled with wonder and excitement.

Capture the wonder on your children’s faces as magical creatures pass by.
Fireworks display, Once Upon A Time, over Cinderella Castle.

Once Upon A Time

The nightly show, Once Upon A Time, gives you the opportunity to test your camera's nighttime settings. With the hundreds of projections, firework displays, motions, and colors on Cinderella Castle each night, no shot of this classic spectacular will be the same as the last.