Look at that castle! I think it’s stunning in the morning sunshine. We were in Anaheim for six days, and the first four of them were cold, grey, cloudy, and even a little wet. But on our last morning to go into the park, there was blue sky everywhere and the sun came out and made everything sparkle. We could see the mountains around the city of L.A. from our hotel room, it was so clear.
Wandering around the two parks (Disneyland and Disney California Adventure), I marveled again and again at how drastically our landscape changed. We were in jungles and cities and deserts and on spaceships and underground.
Where do you think Disneyland is? Looking at the photo of the castle above, a reasonable person might guess it’s in the forest.
But… a reasonable person is not familiar with the forests of Anaheim.
But wait… weren’t we in the middle of a gigantic city in southern California?
That’s not a real city.
Yes, yes, that looks like a city to hold Disneyland. So, where did those trees come from?
I thought California was known more for….
Well I was thinking more along the lines of….
Wait a minute, things are not normal in that jungle! Since when do fireflies provide nighttime lighting?
Yes! Now that’s a real jungle! Now wait, you tricked me. We were trying to figure out where Disneyland is.
Stop messing with me.
Again, I must protest. That is no castle.
You are not being direct. You haven’t given me a clear sense of what kind of place I’ll find it in.
Alright, stop it. You’re messing with me. Where is the park?
Enough! I’m tired of playing at this. In order for everything you’ve shown me to be true, Disneyland must be in an entirely different kind of place, where the world changes completely around every corner. A place where every new sight is even more surprising than the last. If all of this exists, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks must be awfully big.
6 thoughts on “Where is Disneyland?”
The photos generate a few memories. I grew-up just minutes from Disneyland and attended every new ride opening and park expansion project. Too much fun….. 😉
I’m glad you were able to have a little trip down memory lane. It was my first visit, and I was really impressed.
What an excellent tour! I have visited Disneyland since I was 3 and my father was stationed in Monterey. Love all the photos!
Thanks Laurie! I just couldn’t believe how easy it was to move from world to world. Disney puts so much into small details, that I could really give in to the make-believe and soak of the atmosphere of each spot. The New Orleans jazz band at a cafe selling beignets. The way the beginning of the line for The Matterhorn was in the shape of a northern European lodge. How the seats of each ride matched the theme. gosh, it’s a magical place.
The photos are magical. Crystal I always find myself swallowed in your journey.
Thank you Prayson. It’s nice to share my journeys with you.