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6 Tips For Upping Your Instagram Game at Walt Disney World

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Instagram Pic

Disney fans have quite an active community on Instagram.

As a thirty-something, I will admit surprise at how well Instagram fared as a social media engine. For an app that once held limited appeal to hipsters and amateur photographers, Instagram has become an important part of social media and is easily one of the best ways for Disney fans to share their passion with the world. Even a cursory search for hashtags such as #disneyworld or #disneygrammers can yield mountains of beautiful photos of the Most Magical Place on Earth.

Have an eye for photography and want to get in on the fun? Here are six tips to up your Disney Instagram game.

1. Pay attention to details

BB8 and Speeder

Image: Jett Farrell-Vega (@mykingdomforamouse Instagram)

The most crucial step to becoming a Disneygrammer is simple—take tons of photos on your next Walt Disney World vacation! You’re going to want plenty of shots to play with, so start snapping photos with abandon.

The best advice I can give aspiring Disneygrammers is pay attention to the details. Some of the most beautiful WDW Instagram photos are simple, well-composed pictures of details throughout the resort. Whereas the average tourist might limit their photographs to family pictures, character encounters, and key Disney landmarks, Instagram is an outstanding engine for taking simple photos of minor details and making them shine. If you have a professional camera and lenses, by all means use them, but don’t fret if all you have is a smartphone with a decent camera. Have fun with unique angles and close ups of details others might miss throughout the parks. Show the world your special perspective on the Most Magical Place on Earth.

2. Pick a theme for your page

Pear dessert at Epcot Festival of the Arts

Image: Jett Farrell-Vega (@mykingdomforamouse Instagram)

Like Walt Disney World itself has displayed time and time again, there is incredible power in picking a theme for your Disneygrammer’s page. Some of the most appealing Disney Instagrams are those that choose a theme. What are you passionate about when you visit Walt Disney World? Pin trading? Food? Hidden Mickeys? Characters? The possibilities are endless.

Your theme will set your Disneygram page apart from others and really make it shine. My page, @mykingdomforamouse, follows a general theme of emphasizing beautiful details throughout Walt Disney World with vibrant, high-contrast photos. I also throw in some content pointing visitors to my articles here at ThemeParkTourist.com, but by and large, I usually do this through photos fitting the theme.

Are you a Disneybounder? Highlight your designs and the fashion of others you meet during your visits. Love flowers? You can’t go wrong displaying the beautiful flora throughout Walt Disney World. Have a dry sense of humor and want to take a series of pictures of your stone-faced friend standing in front of Disney monuments staring unnervingly at the camera? Go for it! Let your personality shine. Don’t forget Instagram also allows videos up to one minute if you’re a budding filmmaker.

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