Funny how so many of us have those feelings!
Let's see, I am nearly 48, was two my first trip to Disneyland, Live 430 miles away (give or take a mile or two), went every year for one day at Christmas time for fifteen years growing up, now have an annual pass and go at least 4 times a year, multi-day visits of course.
When I walk through my Disneyland, I can feel Walt's proud presence as I still to this day, marvel at all his special gifts to the world, and Disneyland being the crown jewel in my opinion.
For me it is this history, this legacy left by him, and many others that just moves me to tears at times. I think many of us from my generation have those "Walt connection" nostalgic feelings. That is me, but someone who has only been once or twice can have those same feelings of love for the place, it happens right away, you know you are in a special place, and you are hooked for life.