After a year like this, Full Sail University graduation photos need a full send. For folks unfamiliar with Orlando's hidden gems, you might not know where to start. One of Full Sail University's strongest features is its expansive and unique online course collection; students like you attend class across Orlando, the U.S., and beyond. There isn't an unusual graduation picture you could take!
Add Some Magic
Did you know that Cinderella's Castle is 189 feet tall? No matter where your Full Sail apartment is, Walt Disney World is probably a maximum of thirty minutes away. You can even live next door if you plan on being a regular! Disney World offers a boatload of backdrops that have brightened billions of vacations, but your graduation photos are special and deserve an atypical edge.
As an ex-cast member, let me recommend three perfect spots for golden hour:
- Galaxy's Edge – Hollywood Studios
The khaki ground and "natural" structures set the stage for fire pics in front of the Millennium Falcon, in or outside of Olga's Cantina, and a stunning contrast for cap-and-gown pics inside the space station.
- Pandora – Animal Kingdom
Who doesn't love waterfalls? Pandora, the world from Avatar (2009), can only be found at Disney's Animal Kingdom and proves year after year to be a gold mine for grad photos.
- All of Epcot
Without a doubt, Epcot is the most adult and aesthetically pleasing park in Walt Disney World. A sunny walk around the World Showcase, the fountains, or any of the countless photo ops will leave lasting smiles and memories as you celebrate this colossal step!
A Happy Meadium
If you're already accustomed to the Orlando area or a Disney Annual Passholder, you might be jaded to pictures in front of a giant golf ball or glowing trees. Fortunately for you, Mead Botanical Garden offers nonstop eye-catching scenery. Folks in Full Sail apartments in Winter Park get to have this wonder in their backyard!
Mead offers a variety of gardens that span nearly 48 acres of charming scenery. Find the picture perfect spot for you in the Community, Legacy, Bee, Wildflower, and Butterfly gardens. Afterwards, witness an inspiring show at the Little Amphitheater and enjoy a lovely walk around Alice's Pond and Howell Creek. For students interested in animation, photography/cinematography, or who just adore nature, pictures on the boardwalk in the Lake Lillian Marsh offer one-of-a-kind backdrops for your cap and gown.
Many students in Full Sail apartments feel that the pinnacle of downtown Orlando is the stunning Lake Eola Park. after a brisk jog around the almost mile-long sinkhole, I have to agree. Guests get to enjoy a unique collection of flora and fauna, constant performances in the Walt Disney Amphitheater, and boats that literally look like swans!
In all honesty, Orlando is one of - if not THE - most stunning cities in the Sunshine State. Wherever your Full Sail apartment is, you will have no trouble finding the perfect place for graduation photos. This is one of the biggest steps in your life, so your pictures deserve to be just as climactic.