Empty castle portrait ; plan of attack


Earning My Ears
Jun 18, 2019
Wife wants me to get a nice (printable) portrait of our daughter in front of the Castle before the park opens on her b-day. No one else around.
Trying to figure out the best way to do this...

Have booked 8:15 AM reservation at Be Our Guest for breakfast
Park opens at 9 AM

Have Fast Passes for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at 9:25 AM

Would you immediately enter the park as early as allowed and take the photo then before going to BOG, will we be allowed to? or go to Be Our Guest for breakfast, make sure to be out before 9 AM and take the picture then, etc...
Any tips...

If I get a few people about in the photo it is ok, I am proficient in PS to remove them if they don't move for stacking of multiple frames does not work.


I was a click-clack champ!!
May 16, 2006
They will usually let you through the gate a few minutes before your ADR, so I would try to get the pic first. That's what we did when DS was little, and like you said, the park wasn't completely empty, but it still made for much better shots.


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