FINALLY! A new topic that I cant remember being discussed here.
I remember looking at my neighbors Nat'l Geographic as a kid and it was all about D-land (the actual magazine was from the 60's) and being fascinated by it. Plus seeing t.v. shows showing the park, and then getting things from my sister when she would go (maps, big suckers etc) I wanted SO BAD to go. I finally did in the summer of 1976 when I was almost 9. That cemented it.
Now, I'm actually more into the parks than the movies and characters (I know, the shame) but I figure it's all symmetry right?