"Growth chart" pics

BoSoxGal

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I saw someone commented on Josh's recent post that they used the Zurg statue at Buzz to "measure" their kid's growth through the years. Curious if there are some other good spots people have used? We're planning our first trip (of many I hope!) with DS2 & DD 8 months so I thought it would be fun!
 

BeckyW

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I think I've seen people do that with a totem pole, maybe at Wilderness Lodge? But that's not in a park, so it makes it more difficult.

We don't have a growth chart photo, but we do have a photo with Sorcerer Mickey from every trip, so that's a similar idea. But I like the thought of something permanent... Can't wait to hear other's responses!
 
We take our children's picture in front of the upside fountain outside of Imagination at Epcot each trip. It's not so much for growth, but you can see how high above the rail in the background their heads go each time.

We picked our spot after looking through the pictures on our first trip. There was a really cute picture right there, and I hung it on the wall. I loved the way it looked, so I just made sure to keep doing it. I think that's a fairly painless way to get started, so that you don't have to stage an absolutely perfect picture in one predetermined spot.
 
We do one with the "holiday" statues at the entrance to Downtown Disney/Disney Springs. We used it for our Christmas card a few times but now just take a picture there for sentimental reasons.
 

ptlohmysoul

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We consistently get Buzz Lightyear pics when we go, but a character pic would work (except for Darth Vader or other characters that disappear).
 

Jgrewe

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I don't think you can do Zurg anymore. According to one of Josh's recent posts they have added more bars to prevent people from getting in there with him.

I would find something that would be permanent. I think standing at the front and center of the entrance to MK would be neat. And see how tall they are each time compared to the wall.
 

VaCamm

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Since my kids were 3 and 10, I have been taking their pics on the Star Wars speeder out side of Star Tours EVERY YEAR. They are now 13 and 20 years old... they still humor their mom by hopping on for a photo every year :RpS_thumbsup:
 

Abbyar

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We did a photo of all 4 kids... and now I can't find the first one from 2011. I'm afraid I took it on the trip (to make sure they were in the right order) and it got lost. :( Which doesn't make sense b/c I had the whole folder, but I've looked everywhere for it. Ugh, we have too much stuff.
 

Momofpirates

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I wanted a pic of my kids behind the bars with Zurg too. They are now 15 and 13, and we have that pic from 8 other trips, starting with when they were 3 and 15 months old (yes, we put the baby in there!).
 

kmc8826

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In Epcot outside of the sign that says "The Land." (Before you go up into the building).

If you are at AK and make it to Conservation Station inside they have the statue things of the animal. We started with my oldest crawling around the tiger one and now we have one for about every trip we have made it there.
 

momof2boys

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These are all great ideas! We will have to pick a "landmark" when we go in November now that both boys are mobile.
 

KBO

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Since things change at WDW at times, you may want to pick a few spots to use each trip. ie: Zurg is longer an option.
My husband and I try to get our pics at the MK wishing well (which is to the right of the castle), but the path is not always open due to the crane in use. {bummer}
 

Holly22

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I think its also fun to document growth and first rides by taking pics using the height measurement signs at favorite rides- BTMR, 7DMT, Test track, etc. Take a picture every year and then make a big deal when they are able to take their first ride on it.
 

avab80

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The tiki statues in Adventureland near Jungle Cruise would be a cute spot, and I don't think they're going anywhere.

My dad always took a picture of me and my sister by the fountain in Italy at Epcot, and I remembered to take one there of my own girls last year. (We didn't even make it back there on our 2014 trip because it started raining & we left.) There isn't really a specific thing to measure growth against there but its a nice picture.
 

Aunt Beru

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At MK we always do The Sword-in the Stone, Winnie-the-Pooh's house, and the stocks in Liberty Square. At DHS couple of my favorites are the wall right outside Tatooine Traders and the Miss Piggy fountain. Like KBO says, definitely do several as things change. We used to always do Zurg as well as the ant at the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground.
 

Jenniebee

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The tiki statues in Adventureland near Jungle Cruise would be a cute spot, and I don't think they're going anywhere.
Yes! I was going to suggest this! I have one of me in front of those when I was a kid, and I made sure to get one of my kids in the same spot. Other photos I like to get every visit are my kids in the the stockades in Liberty Square, and next to the statues/busts at Haunted Mansion. We always did the ant at HISTK too (sniff).
 
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