Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Disneyland!

I have not made time to write lately but yesterday was a big day for Disneyland.  56 years old!  It is one year younger than me.  

Things have changed dramatically for the park since the 1955 opening.  I love watching the old footage of Walt on opening day welcoming everyone to the park.  I found a vintage picture of Snow White and the 7 dwarfs on line and it brought back memories of my first time going to Disneyland when I was about 8.  I was so afraid of the characters, I wouldn't even get autographs.  Those who know me now won't believe that but it is true.  Dopey came over to greet me and I was so scared, I ran away and hid behind my parents, he ran after me and tripped over his long robe costume and fell down.  He couldn't get up and the employees had to help him.  I felt so bad but was still scared.  In 2009 on one of my visits, I finally got to have my picture taken with Dopey and I apologized to him.  He hugged me and all is forgiven.  Disneyland brings out the child in all of us.

Have a magical day!