Getting great photos is easy at Disneyland.
Here are a few tips and tricks.
A lot of the crowds, (and traffic) always gather in front of the Sleeping Beauty castle. The best photographic angles are on both sides of the castle. You'll be able to get some of the moat and draw bridge in your photo as well.
Behind the castle is a beautiful statue of Princess Aurora and Prince Philip. It's a great spot for a selfie.
On the outside of the Alice in Wonderland attraction, look up, you'll find the Cheshire Cat.
In Fantasyland, you will find the White Rabbit's house at the exit of the Mad Hatter Teacup ride. This is actually where the attraction operator sits.
Also, one of the original ticket booths is the Storybook lighthouse. It's to the right of the attraction. And don't forget to get a photo with the whale to the left of the attraction. Make sure his eyes are open when you snap the photo!
Don't forget the Fantasyland side of Sleeping Beauty Castle. If you stand with your back to the King Arthur Carousel, you can get a cute photo directly in front of the castle.
In Tomorrowland on your way to Autopia, you can get a great photo of the Matterhorn just across the lagoon.
As you exit Fantasyland and enter Tomorrowland, you can get a selfie in front of the Matterhorn.
On Main Street you can get a photo next to the Main Street Cinema sign. I suggest taking your photos of Main Street windows after dark. It reduces glare and reflection of crowds.
As you can see, some photos are better taken after dark. The character statues at the hub are by far more detailed after dark.
As you circle the exterior of Space Mountain, there's a great photo op, after dark when the attraction is lit up for a more colorful photo.
The Sleeping Beauty castle also takes beautiful photos at dusk and after dark - be sure to get your photo while standing off to the side.
Another tip: Check Main Street and New Orleans doors and arch ways for great photos spots.
Flower Cart on Main Street
It’s A Small World colorful, pattern wall
Inside the Candy Palace - near the candy displays
Tomorrowland Launch Bay galaxy wall
Minnie's polka dot wall in ToonTown
Anywhere near Mickey's house in ToonTown - side angles are best
At DCA, you can get a great photo in the entrance to the animation studio against the Once Upon A Time wall.
There are amazing murals on and around Ariel's Undersea Adventure.
Pixar Pier, on your way into the Incredi-coaster, you can get a great photo to the side of the arch or stand directly under it then aim your camera towards the painted interior.
Carsland has several beautiful spots near the Ornament Valley sign. Simply angle your camera to the side and the desert background makes amazing photo backdrops - day or night.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".