I seriously can’t remember a time when I didn’t know about Mickey Mouse. He was one of my earliest friends- in plush form- and has always had a place in my heart. Through Disney movies and television shows, I became a fan of the company’s films and characters, long before I even knew much about Walt Disney or DISNEYLAND. What I did know about DISNEYLAND seemed to be too good to be true. Could an amazing place like DISNEYLAND, built solely for entertainment purposes, actually exist? It seemed like something adults would make up to placate children. Regardless of whether it actually existed, it certainly wasn’t somewhere I’d ever be able to visit, right?
As I would quickly discover- DISNEYLAND was real, DISNEYLAND was magical, and DISNEYLAND was a place that my parents planned to take my sister and me. Would it be everything I imagined it would be? I would find out soon!