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    Disneyland is ___________

    I have a hard time "expressing" what Disneyland is to me. It sound so cliché to say "words can't describe". But they really can't!

    There is a level of warmness, internal warmness that is associated to every visit, every single day I've walked through the gates, it all ties back to the "first" time I ever walked through the gates, but in addition, it is also a new adventure, a new trip.

    It's really about family. It's about family time together (see my signature). It's really overwelming, and as the days tick closer and closer to my next vacation to the park, the *feelings* start getting stronger and anticipation more exciting.

    No one around me understands what I am going though, no one understands the profound impact this has on my life. My family "kind of" understands, but it's far to personal of a "feeling" (for lack of better term) to truly be understood by others... except the good folks here. I've read posts here, and only here, that gives me the impression others out there understand what "it is"!!

    thank you for your support!!


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    Re: Disneyland is ___________

    I know what you mean. Although my family loves Disneyland, I know that it is much, MUCH stronger for me. What is Disneyland? Disneyland is IT. It is exactly what I need it to be, when I need it.
    THat is such an ambiguous answer, but I know that you understand, Sorcerer's Apprentice.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Disneyland is ___________

    Quote Originally Posted by sbk1234 View Post
    I know what you mean. Although my family loves Disneyland, I know that it is much, MUCH stronger for me. What is Disneyland? Disneyland is IT. It is exactly what I need it to be, when I need it.
    THat is such an ambiguous answer, but I know that you understand, Sorcerer's Apprentice.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Disneyland is expensive...........

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    Re: Disneyland is ___________

    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcerer's Apprentice View Post
    I have a hard time "expressing" what Disneyland is to me. It sound so cliché to say "words can't describe". But they really can't!

    There is a level of warmness, internal warmness that is associated to every visit, every single day I've walked through the gates, it all ties back to the "first" time I ever walked through the gates, but in addition, it is also a new adventure, a new trip.

    It's really about family. It's about family time together (see my signature). It's really overwelming, and as the days tick closer and closer to my next vacation to the park, the *feelings* start getting stronger and anticipation more exciting.

    No one around me understands what I am going though, no one understands the profound impact this has on my life. My family "kind of" understands, but it's far to personal of a "feeling" (for lack of better term) to truly be understood by others... except the good folks here. I've read posts here, and only here, that gives me the impression others out there understand what "it is"!!

    thank you for your support!!
    I know what you mean, as well. I was fortunate to have my dad "on my side." As a family we started going in 1962 and, for my dad and me, it was love at first sight! He's been gone for over 7 years now, but I can still hear him laughing all the way through the Matterhorn as we rode the bobsleds!

    I was also fortunate to have found my hubby who was raised in Anaheim. Even though he doesn't feel exactly the same as me, he is still very enthused about going to the Park. He also appreciates the collectables I saved, even some back to 1962. Our whole office is filled with the souvenirs. He is also my chief supporter in my line of work, which means the world to me.

    My friends? When I say we are going to Disneyland again, they sometimes give that little smile that says, "again?" But, that's okay, too. We have played Tour Guide to some of our friends who haven't been to the Park in a while and they had a great time.

    For me, I am not "in Disneyland" until I walk under the train tracks for the first time that day, or get off the monorail in Tomorrowland. Then, I relax and enjoy all the time until we get in the Jeep and head home.

    Don't worry about what your friends think. Let them smile and shake their heads. We're with you!

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    Re: Disneyland is ___________

    Disneyland is ___________ a small oasis of fun where I can create lasting memories with my family and recapture some of those fond memories of my youth.
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    Re: Disneyland is ___________

    Awesome!

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    Re: Disneyland is ___________

    Disneyland is magical! There is nowhere else that makes me feel like I do when I'm at DLR, I wish I lived closer and could go more often!!! It really is the happiest place on earth to me!!!
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    Re: Disneyland is ___________

    Disneyland is home. The resort is my second home. when i set foot on main street, i get an overwhelming sense of relaxation like i've just walked in my front door. I walk slowly whistling to the toons in the air.

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    Re: Disneyland is ___________

    Disneyland is ___________ dissapointing since the 50th in 2005. Huge crowds all the time where as pre-2005 the large crowds only came during the "peak" times to visit. Now it seems all year long is "peak time".

    Disneyland is ___________ expensive and prices to enjoy the "magic" continue to balloon. Makes it more difficult to have a genuine magical experience without having to sacrifice other things.

    Disneyland is ___________ guilty of using my fond Disneyland childhood memories against me in order to keep me returning to what Disneyland has become.

    YES...Disneyland is awesome and we all LOVE IT THERE! But is it really what it once was? I was there in April and left disenchanted. Next time you go, take a look at the face of the people around you. More long/stressed faces than inspired ones.

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    Re: Disneyland is ___________

    Disneyland is the one thing that I can count on to make me happy. No doubt about it, I am never disappointed.


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    Re: Disneyland is ___________

    Disneyland is my Escape from Reality. That's how Walt intended it to be.

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    Re: Disneyland is ___________

    Disneyland is too far away!

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    Re: Disneyland is ___________

    Disneyland is an American treasure.
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    Re: Disneyland is ___________

    Disneyland is Transformative

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    Re: Disneyland is ___________

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydancer76 View Post
    Disneyland is ___________ dissapointing since the 50th in 2005. Huge crowds all the time where as pre-2005 the large crowds only came during the "peak" times to visit. Now it seems all year long is "peak time".

    Disneyland is ___________ expensive and prices to enjoy the "magic" continue to balloon. Makes it more difficult to have a genuine magical experience without having to sacrifice other things.

    Disneyland is ___________ guilty of using my fond Disneyland childhood memories against me in order to keep me returning to what Disneyland has become.

    YES...Disneyland is awesome and we all LOVE IT THERE! But is it really what it once was? I was there in April and left disenchanted. Next time you go, take a look at the face of the people around you. More long/stressed faces than inspired ones.
    wow

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