There are certainly more than just 10 Instagram worthy photo spots at Universal Orlando. All three of the Universal Orlando Resort parks are full of so many great photo ops. But here are the top 10 in my opinion!
1. The Globe
If you’re headed to Universal Studios, stop by the globe on your way in and grab this classic photo! So many people tend to stop on the bridge and get the globe in the background, but I found that there are much less people if you go all the way around and down to the bottom! Plus you get the water and City Walk in the background too so I actually prefer this angle!
2. The Yellow Taxi Cab
Almost as soon as you walk into Universal Studios you will see this classic NYC yellow taxi cab parked right in front of the NBC studios section. It makes a beautiful picture with the palm trees in the frame and the vibrant color contrast!
3. The New York Section
There is a whole section of Universal Studios that is created to look like a city block in Manhattan. It was super cool with lots of vintage looking alley ways and classic signs. There were like ZERO people in here ( except one other curious photo taker who kept getting in our shots.. lol) It was a really cool spot to let the kids explore and snap some cute shots!
4. The San Fran Section
The San Fransisco inspired section is just outside the Transformers ride. It is a really pretty spot for a few photos! The greenery around dock area is especially lush and a cute spot to shoot!
5. The Knight Bus
Instead of waiting for your turn and fighting the lines and crowds to get your picture on the front of the bus with the driver, just walk around the bus to the back! No one really goes back there and it is a really clean shot you can take without getting a giant crowd of people in the background! It still captures the Knight Bus in all its glory!
6. Grimmauld Place
We had an easy time getting this spot to ourselves. Most people just pass by or linger to watch Kreacher peek out of the window. I went up to sit on the steps and knocked on the door and was able to get some great shots! As a Harry Potter nerd, a photo like this was top of my list for sure!
7. Islands of Adventure Entrance
There is the cutest little cart in the Sinbad section of Universal Islands of Adventure. It is the first section you will enter right after coming into the park! This whole area was filled with cute photo spots, but I really loved this little cart because it reminded me of one we had photographed in Hawaii!
8. Train Station Exit at Hogwarts
9. Hogwarts Castle
Skip the front of the castle and head to the bridge on the left that will take you to Jurassic World. The bridge offers a great view of the castle with some beautiful greenery in the background and you are much more likely to get a shot without tons of people in the background!
10. Mac’s Diner
Mac’s Diner is also right near the Transformer’s ride and it is super cute! Surrounded by classic cars and a retro teal and pink decor vibes – it is the perfect spot for some very cute photos! I wish we had more time to shoot here but the kids were kinda losing it so we couldn’t spend much time or go inside. But the inside is SOOOO cool and I will definitely make it a priority next time I go to shoot some cute vintage diner photos!
If you are headed to Universal Orlando anytime soon – make sure to check out my other two post about our amazing family friendly stay at Cabana Bay Beach Resort and our favorite of all the Universal theme parks – Volcano Bay!