Touring the Instagram Walls of the Disneyland Resortby Lisa Stiglic, contributing writer
The Disneyland Resort has always been one of the most popular photo locations on the planet. From Sleeping Beauty Castle to Disneyland Park's main gate Floral Mickey design, millions of guests pose, preen, and share Disneyland Resort's most iconic images every year. Now, according to Instagram, the Resort has the distinct honor of being the most Instagrammed location in the world.
Since the increase in selfies and social media in general, guests have discovered their own perfect backdrops at which to take a Disney photo. For most guests walking past, these locations or walls are just empty spaces, but for Instagrammers, these themed walls are blank canvases to create a Disney-stamped shot. And now, Disneyland Resort has taken the trend further by adding in a few subtle venues specifically for the perfect selfie.
DISNEYLAND PARK WALLS
The trend began with guests using a portion of "it's a small world" wall as the ideal background to showcase their newest Mickey ears or other merchandise. From there, the hunt began to find that perfect selfie wall in every Disneyland "land". #itsasmallworldwall #smallworldwall
Minnie Mouse fans are scurrying to Minnie's House to take advantage of the polka-dot wall. This red spotted background is perfect for the classic black Mickey ears. #minniewall
Blast yourself up to Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters for two fun and bright Instagram walls. Toy Story characters accessories and neon colors are the best for these two locations. #buzzlightyearastroblasters
The Wild West offers a rustic look to any selfie. Head toward the entrances to Galaxy's Edge for some western props settled in the background. This is a perfect backdrop for Woody and Jessie accessories.
DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK WALLS
Disneyland Resort really upped the Instagram game in Disney California Adventure Park. Although Hollywood Land already provides several backdrops — it is patterned after a studio backlot — Disney added backdrops specifically for selfies and the social media world. But first, a look at some of the earlier backdrops gaining popularity on Instagram.
Schmoozie's is one of Disney California Adventure Park's original landmarks. The exterior decorative tile work is festive, quirky and makes a colorful background for Instagrammers. #schmoozieswall
For Marvel-ous photo options, Hollywood Land also incorporates some super backgrounds for potential heroes. Assemble with your best Avengers gear at these locations. #disneylandcaptainamerica #disneylandspiderman
The nearby backlot wall in Hollywood Land is also one of the Park's original photo locations. Now, guests flock to it at sunset for the perfect shot. #disneyhollywoodland
The nearby Disney Animation Building has suddenly become the go-to location for engagements, birth announcements, date nights, and couples in general. Here, the decor captures the magic and excitement of the Disney "ever after". #happilyeverafterwall
DISNEYLAND RESORT ADDITIONAL SELFIE WALLS
With the Pixar Fest addition earlier this year in Disney California Adventure Park, Disney provided some festive options to take that perfect selfie or group photo. Remaining in Hollywood Land, look behind Studio Catering Company and you'll spy two iconic Pixar images guaranteed for an immediate Instagram post. #upwall #upwallpics #buzzlightyearwall
Next, head down to the end of Pixar Pier to Paradise Gardens and you'll find Plaza de la Familia — a celebration of Coco and family. Here, you'll see a pair of colorful, intricately designed wings. #cocowings #cocowingswall
Follow along Pixar Pier and you'll spy some familiar Inside Out faces on the west side of a wall. #insideoutwall #insideoutwallpics
Finally, head up Pixar Pier past Incredicoaster. You'll find four large billboards perfect for photos backgrounds. The Coco poster is a popular scene with guests.
FINDING YOUR OWN INSTAGRAM WALL
As you can see, there are potential selfie backdrops everywhere in the Resort. If you're new to the Instagram Disney wall game, just follow along hashtagas to help guide you. Also, explore some new locations to share with other Instagrammers. Say "cheese"! #disneylandwalls #disneywalls #disneywallsofinstagram