Walking down Sunset Boulevard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios while hearing jazzy melodies play is like something out of a movie. This park offers that old dazzling Hollywood charm that attracts guests of all ages. I recently went with my partner who hasn’t been since he was young and watching him roam the park was pure magic. Instead of looking around at the scenery, I watched his childlike reactions almost the entire time.
I’ll always remember that trip, but I do regret not getting more pictures! So, my advice to you when planning your day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is to book a Capture Your Moment session. The scenes are picturesque, and the Disney PhotoPass photographers are immensely talented. Once you book your session, you’ll work with a photographer to choose a location for your 20-minute session. You can choose from many different locations for your session, but here’s my take on the top five Capture Your Moment locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Sunset Boulevard is the most classic Disney’s Hollywood Studios Capture Your Moment location in my opinion. The street is lined with theatre marques and palm trees (I love a good rhyme), which I think looks amazing in the background of any photo. Oh, and I forgot to mention one little thing – you can get the Hollywood Tower Hotel in the background! Kind of amazing, huh?
Echo Lake is so special because it is home to Gertie the Dinosaur. She has called Disney’s Hollywood Studios home since 1989, so she’s pretty much an icon. Something I love about this location is that you can get so many different aesthetics in one session. You can get some fun photos with Gertie, but then also capture the sweetest moment overlooking Echo Lake and S.S. Down the Hatch.
Right at the end of Hollywood Boulevard is the famous Chinese Theatre which is modeled after Grauman’s Chinese Theatre out in Los Angeles, California. I’m glad we have a version of it on this coast because its architecture is breathtaking, and it looks perfect in photos too. The neon sign of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway adds the perfect pop of color in the background, making it even more scenic!
Calling all adventurers to the Indiana Jones Capture Your Moment location! This area looks like you’ve walked right onto the set of Indiana Jones. You’ll see a big tank and barbed wire; all while being surrounded with verdant greenery. Whether you’re an Indiana Jones enthusiast, or just looking for a unique background – this location is for you.
Honestly, I think I saved the best for last. The Hollywood Tower Hotel. *Scream* if you choose this location for your Capture Your Moment session, you’ll be able to get up close and personal with this hauntingly beautiful backdrop. The pictures above are from my Capture Your Moment session at the Hollywood Tower Hotel. I felt like a Hollywood starlet, although I’m not sure a Hollywood starlet would wear jeans. No matter what you wear, I can guarantee you will get amazing photos at this location – but I can’t promise they’ll let you check out… [insert evil laugh].
Now that I’ve got you thinking about the location for your session, it’s time to book it online! Head on over to our Capture Your Moment – Disney’s Hollywood Studios homepage to check availability and learn more. I hope I was able to help you navigate the fun decision of picking the perfect location for your upcoming Capture Your Moment session. Make sure you still check in at Sid Cahuenga’s One-of-a-Kind at the entrance of the park before heading to your session location. Now, get ready for lights, camera, and…ACTION!
Wedding attire and clothing that drags on the ground are not permitted. Attire and guest-supplied props need to abide by the Park Policies found here. No refund will apply for no-shows or cancellations made less than 24 hours before the session start time. Gratuity is not necessary. Prices and services offered are subject to change. Full payment is due at time of booking. Those who wish to capture photos with a photographer for longer than 20 minutes can book additional 20-minute sessions, with each session priced at $99. Additional time must be booked in advance. Capture Your Moment is only available during regular park hours. Available session locations will be provided by your photographer at the start of your session and are subject to change based on inclement weather and park operations. Because of other guest appointments, guests arriving late to their session cannot have their session extended beyond the stated end time. Guests under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18 or older). Maximum party size is 8 per session. Valid Theme Park admission and park reservations are required and not included in the session price. Photos are not included with the price of session. Prints and digital downloads can be purchased separately online at Disneyworld.com/PhotoPass. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.