Yep, still more Disney... honestly, we'll probably have a couple Disney posts a week for oh, let's say the next month or so. I've got lots of pictures but hey, you already know that.
I've been excited to tell you about what I think is the best souvenir ever at Disney World. It's not emblazoned with Mickey and his cohorts, it doesn't say, "I survived the Tower of Terror" or some other equally thrilling ride and you can't trade it with a cast member to build your collection. But... it's a great memory, especially if you have children, you get two for the price of one AND it's very inexpensive. (Ours was $8.52... for two, remember!)
What in the "World" am I talking about? Why, a silhouette of course!
Here is The Son sitting for his to be made. It takes the artist all of 2 to 3 minutes to complete it so it's fine even for squirmy kids. You can have them made of the entire family which of course increases the price but they're still very reasonable.
The silhouette cart is located at the Magic Kingdom between Frontierland and Liberty Square, kind of on the way to the Haunted Mansion. I know I saw other carts throughout The World too but we like to visit the one in the Magic Kingdom. It's important to note that they are contracted by Disney World, not actual Disney World cast members, and therefore, you cannot charge the silhouette to your room but they do accept major credit cards and of course, plain old cash.
Here's our silhouette from The Son's first trip to Disney when he was one. I apologize for the quality of the photos, The Husband took them with his iphone at the last minute so that I could get this post finished quickly. You get the idea.
...and here's the one we had made on this past trip. I really thought I had one made when we took The Son for his third birthday but for some reason, can't seem to find it. Strange... maybe I didn't have it done.
So that's it... my favorite souvenir at Disney. I plan on having them made every time we go and displaying them all together to show the progression and growth of my handsome boy. It's not very "Disneyfied" but that's quite alright by me. I'll save the toys, t-shirts and pins for the kids!
Tomorrow, I'll give you my triathlon report. It was great, not much to report but I do have a few pictures (very few) to show you. Good times, great accomplishments. It's back to the gym today and I'll be starting to work on improving my speed while running. I'm not training for anything specifically but hope to do at least one more 5K this summer...
Have a great Monday everyone!
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