Monday, April 27, 2009

The Happiest Place on Earth

One thing that does bother me about living in Louisiana is when they show Disney commercials. Because they are always commercials for Disney World and not Disneyland. The boy and I have gotten into countless arguments over this. He feels Disney World is better. I say Disney land is better. I guess neither one of us is really in a position to judge, since we've each only been to one. But come on, Disney Land is the original!

Clearly, this steams from growing up in Southern California. Which means I also grew up at Disney Land. I couldn't count the number of times I've been to Disney Land. If I had to estimate it would be somewhere around 50? What I love about Disney Land is you can go for a day, and have a blast. Unlike a Disney World trip where you really need a week to experience it.

It's hard to image my life without Disneyland in it. I've been to concerts at Downtown Disney. I've held a season pass (another long and amusing story really). I even took my SAT prep classes at the Disneyland Hotel! So without further adieu here is my life at Disneyland.


Starting it off with Mickey himself. This is me and my best friend Sara. (Best Friend then, and best friend now) If you'll notice she's in almost all of these pictures.


Here we are with Cinderella. And yes, I am the blond. My hair has slowly gotten darker as I've gotten older. For a while I tried to highlight it to keep it that way, but I've slowly given in.


Riding Dumbo with Sara and her mom


With Snow White. We clearly weren't interested in the camera.

On the Rockets

On the old rockets. You can tell my hair has started getting darker in this picture.


I think this was around 9th grade or so?

Christmas Tree at Disneyland

You can't tell at all, but I promise you we're standing in front of a Christmas tree at the main entrance.


This isn't actually inside the park, but outside at Downtown Disney.

Someday I'll be part of your world

This one isn't quite at Disneyland. Instead its a Tokyo Disney! On our family vacation to Japan last year the only place I insisted we go was Tokyo Disney.

The last time I was at Disneyland. Summer 2006. I'm with one of my friends from college here. And Minnie!

It has been almost 3 years since I've been. Far too long in my opinion. I love the promotion Disney is currently doing where you get in for free on your birthday. If I lived closer, I would definitely spend my birthday at Disneyland. Since that really isn't an option and we will be in California for Christmas and the boy's birthday is December 23. Guess where I've decided he wants to spend his birthday? I can't wait! (Let's hope he feels the same.) And just curious, is there anyone who's actually been to both Disneyland and Disney World? Do you have a favorite?



  1. I have only been to Eurodisney, and that was quite fun :) But it was so long ago that I don't remember much of it. John and I want to go to Disney Land OR Disney world...I have to admit, I didn't know there was a difference :S (until now of course :)

  2. Awwww that's so cute! You still have pictures from way back when you went to Disneyland with your best friend!

    *sigh* The last time I went to Disney World was back in 1997. We took (my family and I) a whole bunch of pictures, but we never developed them :*(

  3. Obviously Disneyland is FAR superior! Clearly I have a west coast bias, and have never even been to Disneyworld... but Disneyland is the MOST magical place on earth, leaving Disneyworld with what ranking, the second most magical? Doesn't work that way :)
    And I love your childhood Disney pics. So cute!

  4. ive only been to disney world but i loved it! went twice, once when i was 6, and once in high school with a choir trip. love ittt :) it really is the happiest place on earth

  5. I have been to Disneyland several times, as Club Libby Lu's flagship location was located at Downtown DIsney. Sooo, I have a soft spot for that place! :) Every time I visited/worked there it was just magical! My dad was also born in Long Beach so he grew up going to Disneyland and still talks about how the fireworks were the best he's ever seen! :)

  6. I've only ever been to Disneyworld...Maine is much too far from Disneyland :) I got to go there for free when I had cancer...they treated us really well, we got our own house for a few days and such.

    Very cute pictures :) And thanks for commenting!

  7. thanks for sharing all those pictures! the old ones are so cute! I have been to Disneyland many a time too as a So Cal native, but never Disney World so I really can't compare. I had a annual pass last year and only went once though! that's no good. and I didn't go for free on my birthday this year either. I think you have to sign up online for that anyway, I don't think you can just go spur of the moment, show up and get in free. anyhoo, I love Disneyland, I just don't go as often anymore even though I'm only an hour or so away...

  8. I have never been to Disneyworld but I LOVED Disneyland when I went and I can't wait to go back, hopefull soon!