The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History wants your Disney World photos – WFTV


ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Photos of you in your scrapbooks at Walt Disney World could end up being immortalized by the Smithsonian.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is asking the public to share photos of themselves at Walt Disney World for a project the museum team is working on.

“Have you posed for a photo in front of Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella’s Castle?” Maybe take a selfie while eating an iconic Mickey Premium Bar or get an autograph from a famous character? asks the museum on its website. “If so, we want you to share your photos with us!”

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The museum is looking for photos of you and your friends and family in the parks. Along with the photo, you must also submit a story of what the visit meant to you, as well as when the visit took place, with whom, and what feelings it evoked.

“We want to see photographs that show the Disney Parks as you have experienced them: posing with characters, tired and sleeping children, families, couples, individuals, people of all levels, ethnicities, ages, in rides, eating together, looking at maps…everyday stuff,” the museum said.

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Museum officials encourage photos from all decades and time periods, “especially as Disney parks change and evolve over time.”

“We like candid and posed ones, even fingers on the lens are A-OK,” the museum said. “We can crop photos for composition, so don’t hold back on blurry or double exposure photos.”

The museum said it would not be able to use all of the images it receives due to limited space, as well as privacy and permissions policies.

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The museum cannot use photos if the person submitting them is not the child or guardian and shows the identifiable face of a child. Ditto for the Disney actors.

The museum also accepts guest photos at Disneyland California.

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Highest resolution images available are appreciated and scans are fine. Images must be in .jpg, .pdf, .png or .tiff format.

Photos and their stories, along with your name and best contact, can be sent to [email protected]

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