From watching fireworks blast over the castle to kissing Mickey’s nose, there is a long list of things you truly must do when you visit Walt Disney World or Disneyland, but there’s another MUST that you may be missing when you bring your kids to the most magical place on Earth.
It’s something that you’ll treasure forever, there’s no long line to wait in and it won’t cost you an extra penny.
My must-not-miss tip: take a photo of your children in the same spot on every single visit.
My family started this back in 2006 when my youngest was just a toddler. We didn’t intentionally pick a spot in the park—it just so happened that my children were tired and took a break on the bench with the Goofy statue at the entrance of the Magic Kingdom.
I snapped a picture of them and didn’t think about it again.
Until our next visit.
I saw the bench and decided I needed that same photo.
And it became a tradition on every trip after that, too.
Now, on every Disney visit, we make sure to seat the kids on that same bench and in the same order and replicate the photo.
My oldest child is now in college and the youngest is approaching the double digits.
And I can’t tell you how priceless these photos have become to me through the years.
I intend to keep capturing this image when they’re in their 30s, 40s and beyond.
The kids may be in the middle of major attitudes or meltdowns, and posing for me may be the last thing they want to do at that moment, but they always end up humoring me for the two minutes it takes to get my one priceless pic. Guess we’ll chalk that up to some of the Disney magic they refer to.