First visit: July 1955 - just barely made the height requirement for Autopia, THE hot ride for all SoCal kids! Have visited the Park multiple times every year since.
Spent my wedding night in the Disneyland Hotel.
Have read every book - authorized or not - that I could find about Walt, Mickey and the Parks.
I live 20 miles from DL, so we go for lunch, dinner or brunch several times a month. It is our go-to place for the answer to "What do you want to do today? I don't know -what do you want to do?"
Like many native SoCal folks, I know many folks who have circulated through as CMs, including a cousin who started in the parking lot and ended up a VP.
Unrealized dream: to be in the parade!