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How to Safely Take Maskless Photos at Disney so 2020 Isn't a Lost Year for Family Photos

Let me start by saying, this may sound silly, but one of the things I was bummed about during the parks’ reopening was having photo after photo of masked-up family members without capturing the Disney day joy and excitement in our faces. I just expected 2020 to be the lost year for family photos. Thankfully I was wrong!

In today’s post, I’m sharing some of the best places to safely take mask-free photos during your next trip to the reopened Disney World parks.

Photopass isn’t available for maskless photos

The biggest takeaway is that you’ll have to take your own photos if you want to rock a visible smile. I recommend bringing a small tripod with a remote and attaching it to your stroller handle (if you come bearing a stroller), so when it’s safe to do so, you’ll be ready for a germ-free family photo (since you won’t need to hand your phone to a stranger to take the pic if it’s on your tripod).

Relaxation Stations aren’t always beautiful, but some of them are stunning... take photos there ;)

There are some pretty mask relaxation areas where you can take your own maskless photo without being anywhere close to six feet from the next party. Our personal favorite is in Galaxy's Edge in front of the Resistance Wall. But there are other great spots as well!

Resistance Wall | Hollywood Studios

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall | Epcot

At Akershus's relaxation station there are some perfectly regal seats to enjoy some princess (or prince) worthy mask-free moments.

Tomorrowland Terrace | Magic Kingdom

Woody's Lunchbox | Hollywood Studios (no longer a rest area, but now reopened as a quick service restaurant.)

Finding picturesque stationary snacking spots that are distanced from other guests isn’t too challenging of a request

With low attendance numbers, you can honestly take better pics than before which is dreamy. There are so many wide-open spaces, which make following mask guidelines and still getting sweet and epic shots a pretty easy ask.

Mickey Bar breaks are always worthwhile | Frontierland - Magic Kingdom

Seating in front of Casey's Corner | Magic Kingdom
Germany Pavilion | Epcot

Pandora | Animal Kingdom

Frozen-Sing-Along Steps snack break - Shaded and perfect, plus the parades go right past | Hollywood Studios

Dining locations can also make for fantastic mask-free photo spots!

There are some gorgeously themed and unique restaurants on property, you can capture some really sweet moments as you wait for your meal :)

The Brown Derby | Hollywood Studios

50s Prime Time Cafe | Hollywood Studios

Topolino's Terrace | Disney's Riviera Resort

TIP - Weekends at the parks are progressively getting busier as families are starting to travel during breaks in the virtual school year, but if you get to the parks early or stay late, you’ll be sure to find some great photo opportunities even on the busiest days. (Plus, exploring the amazing resorts during the busiest hours of the day makes for another fun way to find hidden gems and photo spots.)

Grand Floridian Castle view snack break

Yay for safe and maskless photos! Do you have a favorite new spot to take family pics?

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