First Time at Disneyland:
Sometime mid to late '70s. I grew up in Garden Grove. Became an AP holder in '88 ($99 for what would now be known as the "premium.") In H.S. my best friend and I used to ride our bikes to the park and do our homework at the Hungry Bear.
How far away from DL now:
432 miles I now go once or twice a year. In fact I'll be there this weekend!!
Disneyland The First Quarter Century (still my favorite book)
Disneyland Then, Now, and Forever
The Disneyland songbook collection (for guitar)
From Plantation To Theme Park
Birnbaum's Disneyland '92, '02, '05 and '11
5 copies of different "E-Ticket's"
Jason's Disneyland Almanac
Mouse tales and More MTs
2 different Walt Bios
The 50th boxset
Walt Disney Takes you To DL
The Music of DL, WDW and Epcot Center
Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln
Haunted Mansion (also a five disc collection with everything and every ride)
Pirates of the Caribbean
Matterhorn, DL Railroad, Mark Twain
Peoplemover, Skyway, Fort Wilderness
My mom worked with the sister of Mark Maples for many years.
I have my original Indy decoder card and I was there on opening day for it!
I was hired in the summer of '93 as a sweeper but turned the job down due to the fact that I couldnt get a week off in August for a family vacation.
Was at the park on the 40th birthday and still have my birthday party hat.
Was also there for the 50th and I have 2 sets of gold mickey ears with the July 17th dates on them as well as the "I was There" pin.
Last bit: I have been to the First Aid center a total of three times. First time I was very little (5-6ish) and as we were leaving, I tripped on a brick on Main St and had to have a bandage on my chin. Second time was when I was a teenager and on TSI. I jumped from a rock to another, missed and smashed my knee into a rock. Blood everywhere, torn pants but I got to take the raft back to the mainland in a wheelchair and got to go behind the scenes on my way to First Aid. They patched me up and wanted to call my parents for a ride home but my brother and I said "no way, we're staying." It was around 2 in the afternoon. I got some weird looks throughout the day as I was kinda limping around. This a blood soaked pant leg.
Third time was for aspirin for a headache.
The plastic wrapper from an exploded shell of a DL firework. My friend and I were watching the fireworks near Its A Small World and during the show I spotted something floating down from the sky. When it landed it was warm and had singe marks all around it. It still somewhat smells like sulfer to this day. This was around '94-'95
Thats all for now.