My Mom and I at Sleeping Beauty’s Castle
Years before I was a twinkle in my parentâ€™s eyes or their wish upon a star, the gates to Disneyland were opened. July 17, 1955 Walt Disney invited the world to experience his dream.
â€œTo all who come to this happy place: welcome. Disneyland is your land.â€ Walt Disney (Disneyland Opening Day Speech 1955)
People are always saying things like, â€œMi Casa Es Su Casaâ€ and â€œMake yourself at home.â€ when guests come over. Some mean it. Some are just saying it to be polite. Once you walk in the park, you know Walt meant it.
Disneyland is my favorite place in the entire world. Itâ€™s where the magic exists and it happens the minute you enter the Happiest Place on Earth. If youâ€™ve never been (or have been but never felt the magic, try again) Â take a moment right after you enter the ticket gate, before you go through the tunnel to Main Street, and read the plaque: â€œHere you leave today and enter a world of Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasyâ€.