I’ve been going to Disneyland since before I can remember, and I have countless memories both as a kid and an adult but I think my most cherished one is right after Splash Mountain had just opened.
My family went during the off season and back then the park would close around 6pm. We were riding Splash Mountain as our last ride of the day and trip when it broke down on the final chain lift. I would have been more upset but we got walked off the ride (first time in my life) and it was mind-blowing for me as a young kid to see behind the curtain of Disneyland. When we finally got off the ride the park had been closed and Disneyland was empty. It was eerie to see the whole place just dead. We stopped at RoA and had the cast member who was walking us out take a picture of the whole family and an empty NOS and FL in the background in daylight. It’s such an awesome picture and a great memory.