5 Ride Photos That Scream “This Is My First Trip to Disney World”

We’ve all been there. We’ve all had a first trip to Disney World.

TRON on-ride photo

We’ve probably even got the button celebrating that first trip. So we don’t make fun of first-timers…too much. But there are some things that we see on rides that will definitely tip us off on who the Disney newbies are.

Looking away from the camera

First-timers probably aren’t even aware which rides have cameras and take photos of them while riding. The pros? They know EXACTLY where to look and when to get that perfect ride photo.

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Meanwhile, the first-timers are often looking away from the camera during that split second the camera takes a photo. Oops. Just in case you were wondering, though, here’s a list of the rides that take photos of you:

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Standing in long lines for B-level rides

This is more of a first-timer thing we’ve seen, more so than a ride photo thing, but something that first-timers often do is stand in lines for rides that aren’t exactly the biggest, best, newest rides.

Don’t wait in a long line for this ride

Unless it’s your favorite, we suggest not waiting in a long line for rides like The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Astro Orbiter, Journey Into Imagination with Figment, etc.

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Leaving hats and glasses on during rides

On many rides, you’re told to remove your hats and glasses, but even on the rides that don’t require it, those of us who know we’re getting our photo taken will take those off. Gotta’ make sure we can recognize ourselves in those photos, right?

Slinky Dog Dash

So if your ride photo has you in a hat (that hasn’t yet flown off your head) and glasses, this might be your first trip to Disney World.

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NO Ride Photos

Okay, so this one says it all — if you don’t have ANY ride photos because you decided to spend more time waiting in line for characters instead, then this is probably your first trip to Disney World. Here’s the thing: Characters like Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Pluto meet in multiple parks, so you can just choose the shortest wait for each of those characters.

Mickey is great, but don’t spend TOO much time waiting to meet him.

Now, don’t get us wrong…you can go to Disney World and not ride a single ride and have a great time. But you have to at LEAST try some of the classics that offer ride photos like Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion. Those rides are pretty much perfect for everyone, too!

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Not wearing a poncho on Kali River Rapids

Okay, so there isn’t an on-ride photo on Kali River Rapids, but if we see a photo of you on that ride and you’re not wearing a poncho, we know you probably have NO IDEA what you’re in for.

You will get very wet on this ride

We’ll clue you in: You’re in for a VERY wet trip. This is the one ride in Disney World where you are guaranteed to get soaked. The pros bring a poncho JUST for this ride.

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Here’s the thing, though. It’s okay. Everyone has that first trip to Disney World, which usually turns into a second trip, and then a third, and so on, and so on. We all have to start somewhere, right? If you need some tips on  how to plan a Disney World trip as a first-timer, be sure to visit our Planning section!

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3 Replies to “5 Ride Photos That Scream “This Is My First Trip to Disney World””

  1. Maybe we don’t wear a poncho just so we can get wet. I’ve been over 100 times and never bring one. I’d say it’s more of a newbie thing.

  2. About the hats and glasses one… Once I saw someone had his hat on during the ride and it flew off mid-ride right at the ride photo spot xD picture perfect evidence of the lost hat