Main Street U.S.A, Cinderella Castle, and the Tree of Life are iconic spots for photos in Walt Disney World. However, if you’re into social media, you might know, or at least have heard, about a trend of finding off-the-beaten-path places for photos known as “Instagram Walls.”
“Instagram Walls” have become popular photo spots for the last few years. Some even have their own Instagram accounts! So how do you know where to find the Instagram Walls at Disney World? Well, I’ll tell you!
Where are the Instagram Walls at Disney World?
First, what classifies as an “Instagram Wall?” There are some well-established wall spaces that even Disney marketing and merchandising has caught on to, but others are a little more obscure.
One of the best ways to determine a wall’s popularity is to check Instagram. Many of the walls have their own accounts or hashtags. I’ve broken this list down by park and will strive to update it as new ones are made known to me.
Magic Kingdom Instagram Walls
Even though Magic Kingdom is the most popular park, it has the least “Instagram Walls.” Here’s where you can find a few of them.
Purple Wall (or Galactic Purple Wall)
The one that started it all: the Purple Wall in the Magic Kingdom. You can find this wall on the walkway between the Tomorrowland Terrace restaurant and Tomorrowland.
It is the wall for the “Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor” building. Last year, the purple wall got a halfway makeover that turned part of the wall into a more “space age” looking design. The other half is still a solid purple.
Next up is the Tangled Wall right outside the Tangled restroom area. Not as famous as the Purple Wall, but a good photo spot nonetheless.
Again, not nearly as famous as the Purple Wall, the Neverland Wall is located beside the entrance to “Peter Pan’s Flight.” Peter Pan does meet and greets here, but this wall is open to photos when he isn’t there!
Epcot Instagram Walls in Disney World
By far, the most popular park for Instagram Walls is Epcot. I know of at least seven popular photo spots, and there might be even more than that!
So iconic, Disney merchandising has made ears that complement it! The Bubblegum Wall is right outside the “Spaceship Earth” ride. On either side, you’ll see the familiar pink, blue/purple, and maroon coloring on the wall when you exit the building.
Also on the exit of the Spaceship Earth attraction is the Blueberry Wall. The Blueberry Wall is in the exact location as the Bubblegum Wall. It will be easy to get a photo with this wall and the Bubblegum Wall simultaneously, provided not many people are exiting Spaceship Earth then!
Toothpaste Wall (or Big Blue Wall)
After visiting Spaceship Earth, hop to the Land section and find the Toothpaste Wall. Located to the right of “The Seas with Nemo and Friends,” keep walking down the pathway toward the Coral Reef restaurant. The Toothpaste Wall, or Big Blue Wall, is the first wall you see before entering the restaurant.
The Land Wall
Beautiful tile work lines the walls on both sides of the entrance to The Land pavilion. This area holds “Soarin’,” Sunshine Seasons restaurant, “Living with the Land,” Garden Grill restaurant, and the “Circle of Life” show.
Any stretch of the wall will do for your photo! You can’t go wrong here because the entire space is stunning and full of color.
Rose Gold Wall
This wall was discovered late in the rose gold craze outside the “Mission Space” ride. It goes perfectly with those rose gold ears, and that rose gold spirit jersey!
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Morocco Fountain Walls
Finally, head back into the Morocco Pavilion of the World Showcase and discover the Morocco Fountain Walls.
Morocco has no ride, so I’ve been guilty of overlooking this area before. It is quite beautiful (like the mosaic tile walls of The Land)!
Hollywood Studios Instagram Walls
Next, hop on the monorail or take a boat to Hollywood Studios. Toy Story Land provided us with several great new walls, but others are just as fun!
Popsicle Stick Wall
One of the most popular walls in Toy Story Land, you can find the Popsicle Stick Wall at the exit of “Toy Story Midway Mania.’
Also at the exit of “Toy Story Midway Mania” is the Checkerboard Wall. It’s directly across from the Popsicle Stick Wall.
The colors are not as exciting for this wall, but it’s still a fun photo nonetheless.
Toy Story Land Block Wall
Toy Story Land Block Wall was the first Toy Story Land wall to appear on Instagram, and for a good reason. It is bright, cheerful, and located outside the restrooms across from “Alien Swirling Saucers.” You can’t miss it!
New to me is the PizzeRizzo Wall. We ate at this newly revamped restaurant last year at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration (RIP Pizza Planet), but I didn’t realize there was a wall photo spot outside of it until recently. It’s not nearly as popular as the Toy Story Land walls, but it still gets some love on Instagram.
Another new to me wall is the Muppet Wall. I haven’t even seen this one in person yet! It’s on the backside of the Muppetvision 3D Theater. Look for the paint splatters, and you’ll find it!
Animal Kingdom Instagram Walls in Disney World
Last but certainly not least, don’t leave out Animal Kingdom! The walls in this park are some of my favorites!
Pandora Moss Wall
Located in, you guessed it, Pandora, this wall sits between the “Flight of Passage” ride and the Windtraders shop. It’s green, for the most part, so don’t miss it! The greenery around the area makes it not as easy to spot as some other walls.
Fichwa Fellow Wall
Right outside the Harambe Market in the Africa section is the Fichwa Fellow Wall. It’s easy to spot because of the iconic Mickey Mouse drawing.
You Are Most Beautiful Wall
Rounding out our list is the You Are Most Beautiful Wall. It is also located in the Harambe Village in the Africa section of Animal Kingdom.
It’s hidden in a corner, so keep looking if you don’t find it the first time!
Why Instagram Walls?
Ok, so I bet you’re wondering why? Why should I be looking for these walls? What’s the big deal with them anyway? The lighting in most of these spots is insanely good. The light won’t be good if you hit them early in the day or late in the evening. Most importantly, the lighting and wall colors play nicely together for some great photos.
Secondly, it’s kind of like a scavenger hunt for adults. I have loved looking for these “famous” spots on my last few Disney World trips. Finally, if you are a blogger or work in the social media area, it is good practice to know what’s trending and why.
These Instagram Walls started to gain momentum a few years ago, and I don’t see them stopping anytime soon! Disney has caught on to this trend and is also selling merchandise and participating in the fun.