Ways to Commemorate Your Disney Vacation

I knew when I had my son that I would be taking him to Disney World as often as possible. I also knew that I wanted to somehow commemorate his growth in a memorable way, one that was personal to me.  I thought about a number of ideas, then decided on photographs.  While I took plenty of these around the parks, I wanted to attempt to capture my son in one location during several trips throughout his life.  Being a true nostalgist, I decided that Main Street USA had to be the place for these photographs.

 

Now, let me remind you, this was my idea and not my sons idea of mad fun.  So, you can tell that he is less than thrilled in a few of these photos!  Here is one where he was primarily interested in his blanket instead of photo.  With him being so small, he really was not sure how to smile.  All the same, I think it is pretty good and reminds me of how we later that day lost his blanket!  (But thanks to Disney’s lost and found, it was later mailed to us!)

Committed to this project, I took as many photos as were allowed by my son who really did not want to participate.  So, really this only seemed to amount to about three photos per trip.  Here is one that I took from a different location there on Main Street that is better.

Since I do like this one better, I believe that in my upcoming trip to Magic Kingdom, I will attempt to get a similar photo to this one with the exact background.  I believe that it will make a better souvenir than the ones sold in Disney World and will get better with time, as more photos are added to the collage!

I would love to hear how you commemorate your trips to Disney!  Please leave your comments below!

8 comments for “Ways to Commemorate Your Disney Vacation

  1. Mary W
    October 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    When I started taking my daughter at the age of 3 and we went annually until she was 16 (got remarried — sometimes those new hubbies just don’t get the Magic), we had a silhouette done every year. You get two — one for me and one for the grandparents and even with a frame, they weren’t horribly expensive. Have a nice wall full of silhouetted-memories. :o)

    Did want to add that I have been back to WDW several times since remarrying — just left hubby at home a lot of the times. There’s nothing worse than a trip to WDW with someone who doesn’t want to be there. :o)

    • October 8, 2010 at 4:44 am

      Note feel along… I leave my hubby at home too. I go too often for his liking! He loves that I love it, just only has enough love for a once a year visit!

  2. November 10, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    i LOVE this idea! i could kick myself for not doing this with my gal on her first trip to disneyland last year. will def start this now. better late than never, right? 😉

    • November 10, 2010 at 6:47 pm

      Exactly. And even better, you can always take it next trip to Disneyland!

  3. Ray
    December 2, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    When we go we always take our picture of our family on the Tea Cups. Our family loves it and it is neat to see how the kids have grown over the years.

    • December 2, 2010 at 11:50 pm

      That is really a great idea! I have seen photos of families standing in the same spot in EPCOT before, but never the Tea Cups. Innovative!

  4. December 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    We attempted this, but with three kids, we could never get them all in one spot at one time. So now, we leave it to the cast members at Hoop Dee Doo to get a group picture. We purchase the photo they take before entering Pioneer Hall each trip. In Joey’s first one he was just 14 months. Now in our last picture he was 5. They have the same “set” for the photos every year. But I am looking forward to the time I can get them all into one photo and possibly all looking at the camera at the same time! 🙂

    • December 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm

      That is too funny! I know what you mean. Do you ever look at photos you have taken of the kids and remember exact things about the moment? Like with my son, I remember that the face he is making is because he is trying to look like Spider-man, etc.

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