Four Disney Parks Rank among the 10 Most-Instagrammed Locations of 2017, Another Stellar Year for Capturing Memories with Family and Friends
Disneyland Park, commonly known as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” also is regarded as “The Most Instagrammed Place on Earth,” according to the 2017 Instagram data report. Four Disney theme parks made the top 10 list of most Instagrammed locations in 2017, with Disneyland taking the top spot, Tokyo Disneyland ranking number five, Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort landing in the sixth spot and Disney California Adventure Park recognized as the ninth most Instagrammed location.
Disneyland was designed as a place for families and friends of all ages to create memories that last a lifetime. Today, Walt Disney’s dream has become bigger than ever as guests from around the world continue to find creative new ways to share their Disney experiences through photography.
Disneyland Resort boasts picturesque locations throughout Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, as well as at its three hotels and the Downtown Disney district. To help guests celebrate another year of making magic, here are some of the special places to capture photos – and memories – at the Disneyland Resort.
- Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland is the centerpiece of Fantasyland and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. Surrounded by placid water, beautiful flowers and whimsical topiary, the Disneyland landmark beckons park visitors to explore the different realms of the “Happiest Place on Earth.”
- The Collector’s Fortress*, home to the popular Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction, is an extraordinary 183-foot-tall citadel accented in shimmering hues of blue and gold in Disney California Adventure. Here, The Collector holds interstellar artifacts and creatures from across the cosmos—including the Guardians of the Galaxy.
- As one of the original attractions of Disneyland and arguably Walt Disney’s personal favorite, the trains of the Disneyland Railroad offer picturesque views with colorful passenger cars, turn-of-the-century architecture, and lush gardens at Main Street Station.
- The exciting Cars Land* at Disney California Adventure features immersive attractions for the whole family, showcasing characters and settings from the Disney•Pixar film, “Cars.” Ornament Valley is an ideal setting for taking photos with family and friends while cruising down Route 66.
- New Orleans Square in Disneyland features dark woods, brass fixtures and stained glass that transport guests to the Big Easy’s oldest neighborhood. With its winding streets, quaint shops, elegance and charm, guests will experience the Crescent City as it was more than 150 years ago.
- Watching his daughters ride the merry-go-round at Griffith Park in Los Angeles inspired Walt Disney to create Disneyland, and later, King Arthur Carousel* became the cornerstone of his future design. Guests will understand his inspiration when they climb aboard a beautiful, ornate horse or pose for photos while trying to pull the sword from the stone in front of a whirling backdrop of color and sound.
- Buena Vista Street, located in Disney California Adventure, depicts a typical Los Angeles neighborhood where a young Walt Disney lived and worked after arriving in Southern California in 1923. This idyllic version of the City of Angels is re-created with quaint “mom-and-pop” shops and markets, a big city department store and architecture that draws on Southern California’s Spanish/Mexican roots, inspired by actual buildings of greater Los Angeles.
- There is a reason Mickey Mouse is Disney’s brightest star: Every encounter with him is picture perfect. Meeting Mickey is a memorable moment and an opportunity to pose for pictures, share hugs and spend some time with the mouse that started it all.
- In Frontierland at Disneyland, guests encounter Pixar characters Woody and Jessie near the wildest ride in the wilderness. Starting April 13, guests will find even more Pixar characters and experiences as Disneyland Resort celebrates the first-ever Pixar Fest.
- A visit to Grizzly Peak* in Disney California Adventure offers an immersive look into the beauty and charm of the state and national parks of California, set within America’s family‐rejuvenating era of the late 1950s to early 1960s. As the Disney legend goes, Grizzly Peak was carved out of slow‐moving glaciers into a magnificent, bear‐shaped mountain.
- Even the walls throughout the Resort can be a wonderful place to take a photo. The vibrant colors and aesthetically pleasing backdrops around both parks provide ideal spots for photos with family and friends. Dubbed “the blue wall” by guests, the Stage 12 building in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure has become a fan favorite place for guests to take photos with their Disney gear.
*One of 25 iconic spots throughout Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park identified as a Nikon Picture Spot.