Photos are Important!

The newest campaign by Disney is entitled “Let the Memories Begin”.  After posting about this campaign last week, I really began to think about all of photos I have taken over the years.  While most of them only seem appropriate for myself, I wanted to share this one:

Here you will see my son at age 2 sitting so perfect in the front of the Monorail!  We had asked to sit at the front over and over on this particular trip.  For some reason, I was tenacious about getting us to the front!  You can see that my son appears to be calm, Mickey croced feet crossed, one hand in lap, the other holding his transportation trading card provided by our faithful driver.  What a magical moment, I mean second. 

Here was a photo taken only seconds before that one:

Ah, there is my son.  The one that will not sit down or do as he is told.  I knew he was there somewhere!  My mom looking on with a knowing smile saying, I knew I would get my payback.  I will note that this photo was taken while still in the station and that he was sitting in my lap during transit! 

I adore the first photo as it reminds me of that great ride in the front of the Monorail!  I really miss this!  When the ride in the front was abandoned after the accident involving the Monorails in 2009, I could not help but to syphon through my photos to find these! 

I hope you had the opportunity to ride in the front of the Monorail.  But even if you were not able to, I think these photos serve to show that it is rather important for those of you that are nostaligists to take photos.  You just never know when something will change and one of your favorite Disney attractions or restaurants will no longer be available! 

I invite you to share any of your Monorail or other here today, gone tomorrow memories!

8 comments for “Photos are Important!

  1. October 14, 2010 at 1:25 am

    I love the photo of your son! It reminds me of my son’s first trip to WDW – he was just 14 months at the time. For his first Disney bus ride, I have this perfect shot of him sitting on the bus seat with a huge smile,legs crossed with his little Patriots hat on. Of course, the bus was still parked because he was in my dad’s lap soon after. I don’t know what it is about the particular picture I always think about. I love the new Disney campaign. I love taking pictures of my kids. My parents make fun of me saying that my kids are the most photographed kids in the world – though they are not complaining when they get all the nice photo gifts! On out last 8 day WDW trip in March, I took 1300 photos of my three kids, but it is amazing that, I love them every one of them, but there are those handful that just wrench my heart strings and make me realize how lucky I am to be able to share Disney magic with my kids!

    • October 14, 2010 at 4:35 am

      Sounds like me a bit. I take loads of photos and now my computer is slower… I guess I should upgrade.

      • Beth Doda
        October 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm

        My brother works at Dell and I was telling him how slow my computer was. For $80 (it was on sale and my brother gave me an employee discount coupon) I bought an Iomega 500GB external drive. It is the greatest purchase. I’d highly suggest looking into it. I have put all our music, photos, videos, etc. on this thing and it has hardly made a dent in the amount of memory!

        • October 15, 2010 at 2:47 am

          I have an external harddrive too. But the paranoia in me makes me keep a copy in both places. Maybe I need a backup for my backup without it being my computer!

  2. Tracey aka Mouse Mentor
    October 14, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Awww! How cute! We did get the chance to ride up front in the monorail in 2009. Wish I would have thought to take pictures!

    • October 15, 2010 at 2:46 am

      Oh, you just never know. “They” say that time heals all wounds. Maybe it will heal that one too and they will reopen the monorail for guests to the front!

  3. October 19, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    While I’m not all that knocked out about the current campaign, I agree with you wholeheartedly. Its amazing how a picture can take you back to a specific moment in time. I try not to live my Disney trips through the viewfinder of the camera, but I’m really thankful for those ‘captured moments’ that I do have. One of those just happens to be my son in the cab of monorail red, pilots license in hand, and ready for takeoff !

    • October 19, 2010 at 9:00 pm

      Maybe submit that to the new campaign? That sounds like a good photo to share. Wonder if Disney will allow those photos since they have removed the ability to ride there!

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