Are you looking to find the best places to take photos at Universal Orlando? Universal Orlando has so many awesome places to pose for pictures. On our last visit we tried to do them all but I am sure there are many more I need to add to our next visit. I came up with 10 unique photo-ops at Universal Orlando Resort that my family loved and are great for all ages.
The attractions bring you in to the theme parks. They are what everyone talks about and are on your must see list but did you know that walking around and taking in the sites can be just as fun. I try not to go crazy with picture taking and be in the moment, but at Universal there are so many fun props and pictures to be taken.
10 Unique Photo-Ops at Universal Orlando
Hogwarts Express (Islands of Adventure, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter- Hogsmeade)
The Hogwarts Express is an iconic piece of the Harry Potter stories. Thankfully Universal has you covered. You don’t have to ride this attraction to get the picture. The photo-op is as you walk under the arches and enter Hogsmeade.
Jurassic Park Dinosaurs (Islands of Adventure, Jurassic Park)
As you walk through the Jurassic Park area there are a few places where the dinosaurs are coming out of the trees. It is a great place to take your picture.
Jaws (Universal Studios)
Jaws: The Ride is no longer at Universal Studios but the park kept a place for fans to get a photo with the infamous shark. When you are walking towards The Wizarding World you will find it down the path near the Chez Alcatraz restaurant. It is along the water. Always ask a Universal Team Member if you can’t find it. They are always very helpful.
Gringotts Dragon(Universal Studios, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley)
Diagon Alley gets super busy so it will be tough to get a picture without lots of people in the background. We managed to get a picture at night. If you are really lucky you will see the dragon breathing fire.
ZAX by Pass(Islands of Adventure, Seuss Landing)
If you are a fan of Dr. Seuss you know that the Zax were both too stubborn to move. They stood there while the roads were built around them. You can find this area by taking the path behind Green Eggs and Ham eatery. Bonus: Look closely at the lake in the center of the park and you can find some Sneetches too!
Horton’s Egg(Islands of Adventure, Seuss Landing)
Horton sat on that egg and was faithful 100%. You can too! We found this behind the Cat in the Hat gift shop. Take a left out the side door. You can also find it by taking the path to the right when you enter Seuss Landing.
Hogwarts Castle (Islands of Adventure, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade)
This is the picture you have to get if you are a Harry Potter fan. I found the best time to get it is early in the morning. Walk to the back of Hogsmeade and you will see the castle. Go to your left to cross the bridge to Jurassic Park. Before crossing over take your picture. We were lucky enough to have a Universal Team Member help us. Always ask, they are more then happy to help.
Truffula Trees (Islands of Adventure, Seuss Landing)
I am a big fan of The Lorax and walking through a Truffula Tree forest was awesome. The colors at Seuss Landing bring the books to life. This is directly in front of the Seuss Carousel.
Speech Bubbles(Islands of Adventure, Toon Lagoon)
This is more for the adults in your family but the kids had fun with it too! They have all different speech bubbles you can stand under and laugh about. I have to say my favorite was the vacation one!
Moe’s Tavern(Universal Studios, Springfield U.S.A)
This is another one for the adults but if you are a Simpson fan you have to pose for a drink at Moe’s Tavern. This entire land really brings you into the world of The Simpsons. My husband is a huge fan and we loved exploring all the different areas.
Platform 9 3/4 (Universal Studios, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Kings Cross)Video-Op
This is not a photo-op it is a video-op. I had to add it because it was so fun! Harry Potter fans know that the only way to board the Hogwarts Express is to take platform 9 3/4. At Universal Studios you can!! Located in Hogsmeade you walk through the platform to board the train. (You need a park-to-park ticket to experience this.) Make sure you stop and let your group go ahead to get the full effect of walking through the platform.
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We are planning on visiting Universal Orlando again this year and I hope to find a few more unique photo-ops to share with you.
- Universal Globe
- Islands of Adventure Tower
- Surf Board at CityWalk
- Duff Man at Universal Studios
- Mystery Machine at Universal Studios
- Fantastic Four Car at Islands of Adventure
- Hulk Roller Coaster at Islands of Adventure
Do you love to meet and interact with the Characters? You need to check out my guide to meet & greets at Universal Orlando. I share all my tips and best characters to meet.