Since I was a kid, I had dreamt of going to Disneyland. And never have I ever wanted to go to any other place but the original theme park in Anaheim! I had my reasons to go to Disneyland. For starters, I was a massive fan of all the toons – the original oldies like Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse et al. Then, there were TV shows which showed the adventure and theme park in the best light possible! As a kid, the USA seemed like a distant dream. Once I grew up, I knew it was definitely going to happen.
I could have gone to Disney World in Hong Kong or Paris, but my priorities were always set right!
Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.Dr. Seuss
Finally, in 2019, I celebrated my 29th birthday in Disneyland, California. This was the first place I went to after moving to countries. I might sound like an over-grown kid, but trust me, nothing about Disneyland is an exaggeration. Birthdays are sacred for me. I am always super excited about my birthday. Now that I am a week away from my 30th circle around the sun, I decided to write this travel memory. I don’t know when I will be travelling again, so it’s an excellent idea to write about a place which is so close to my heart!
Due to the COVID19 situation, Disneyland is temporarily closed. I hope that the world recovers soon. And when it does, remember these reasons to go to Disneyland, at least once in your lifetime. Also, remember to adopt the best practices of social distancing and hygiene.
Disneyland: The Happiest Place on the Earth
They don’t call it that just like that! No matter how old you are, you will always find this place to be full of happiness that suits you! I remember meeting so many people in their late 60s and 70s, visiting Disneyland for the first time. The look on their faces, the smiles and the happiness – it’s just overwhelming.
One of the best reasons to go to Disneyland : Nostalgia
This is really a place where I would love to go with my friends and family with whom I enjoyed the Disney series or movies in my childhood. This place is like living your childhood again, lifesize! I think meeting the characters was indeed the highest point of my trip!
I think indulgence in all childhood delicacies should be the first reason to visit Disneyland!
You can find churros throughout the park – and I won’t lie, I am obsessed with them!
This park keeps on upgrading its rides. While there are the classics from Peter Pan and Sleeping Beauty, you will also find the Star Wars and Guardian of the Galaxy themed rides. And guess what? They are specifically for adults!
Parades and Light and Sound Shows
The parades, which keep on taking place according to different schedules, are certainly spreading more happiness than you can imagine.
Both Disneyland Park and Adventure Park have various light shows at night. And I might be biased but calling them magnificent is an understatement!
Workshops and Screening of Classic Movies
There are various workshops happening in the Adventure park – drawing the characters, animations.
And not just that, they also screen those classic cartoon movies which we loved – enjoy at the big screen with some great effects!
My Personal Favourite: The Castle
I am no different from your girl next door! This castle is dreamy, spiffy and iconic! Also, romantic. Yes, very romantic!
That is all I have to share today! I am sure these are good enough reasons to go to Disneyland I will share my travel plan and the parks itinerary soon! Just FYI, I had spent 14 hours for 3 days in Disneyland and I think I still did not get enough!