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    Re: Seeing Disneyland through new eyes

    Welcome! I hope people do not simply dismiss how well that was written. It was artful prose my friend.

    I have a 2 year old and a 4 month old and could not agree with you more. Something is lost as we grow up, and often times the only way back is through our children.

    It reminds me of a song. If you have the time to watch this, it might make you shed a tear. I like to pretend I am a manly man, but this song breaks me down every time.

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    Re: Seeing Disneyland through new eyes

    Nice report, Thank You..


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    Re: Seeing Disneyland through new eyes

    So, I was talking to Mrs. Blackfoot about this today and she informed me that she gained a new appreciation for Disneyland earlier in her life - before our daughter was born. I'll share her experience with you too (hopefully, she doesn't mind). I'll try to get it all right, although I can't guarantee that (she's always right, I'm always wrong ).

    As a teen she had gone through that "Whatever" phase kids (especially girls) go through. If you're not familiar with this phase, it's when nothing is "cool" anymore, especially not your parents or anything you used to like as a child, and you have a general lack of interest in almost everything that doesn't involve talking to friends or members of the opposite sex. Anyways, during her visits to Disney parks as a teen and young adult she was in this state of mind and the magic had definitely faded for her.

    The magic came back to her when we took our first trip together as a couple to Disneyland. Apparently, my excitement wore off on her and she soon found herself acting like a little girl, running from attraction to attraction. Also, I suspect that because she grew up on the the east coast and only visited WDW, the concentration of rides and attractions DL offers intensified the experience.

    I remember that it was an amazing trip, but I didn't realize it was such a turning point for her. I guess I'm just a big kid after all and my love of DL brought out the kid in her too.

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    Re: Seeing Disneyland through new eyes

    I too have enjoyed sharing my love of DLR with my daughter and re-experiencing the park with her. And the best thing? It keeps getting better. Now that she's older (12) she is interested in rides and slowing beginning to talk about the history of the park. So now we ride all the fun stuff and talk Walt. She's awesome.

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    Re: Seeing Disneyland through new eyes

    precious!

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    Re: Seeing Disneyland through new eyes

    Thanks for sharing such a heartwarming experience with us.

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    Re: Seeing Disneyland through new eyes

    Wow, that was a really beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it with us!!


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    Re: Seeing Disneyland through new eyes

    My son is 17 months and we have taking him 3 times now and each time getting to see the look on his face and how he responds to what's going on is so much fun! thank you for sharing too!

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    I appreciate and respect what you have written so much. Just...beautiful. I welled up a little, though I cannot bring myself to watch the Pooh clip...I'm a big softie!

    Tech and the little ones are my whole world and sharing the magic I have always felt at DL with them is an awesome experience each and every trip.



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    Re: Seeing Disneyland through new eyes

    Larasound - thanks. I can't view the video now because I'm at work, but I'm guessing it's "Return to Pooh Corner" by Kenny Loggins. I know the song well and was thinking about it while I wrote my initial post. My daughter is very much into Pooh Bear right now ("Behr Behr" as she says) and watching "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" with her many times recently helped inspire me to write as well.

    Now I'll have that song stuck in my head for the rest of the day

    Everyone else - thanks again. Glad you enjoyed it.

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    Re: Seeing Disneyland through new eyes

    Welcome and thanks for sharing your story and video! BTW, your daughter is beautiful!

    I never had the pleasure of seeing the park when I was a child. My first trip to the park was shared with my own children. I had a tummy full of my own little butterflies but the very best part was seeing my children's faces as they experienced everything for the first time. Truly Disneyland magic!
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