Disneyland with Mom & Dad

fullsizeoutput_3facYesterday I was reminded of why they call Disneyland the happiest place on Earth. Everyone was smiling– little babies, kids dressed as their favorite character, parents, grandparents, you name it! Walt Disney once said, “There is no magic in magic, it’s all in the details.” I forgot just how beautifully detailed every inch of the park is and how much care is taken to make sure you loose yourself in the enchanting environment. I felt so lucky to spend the whole day there with my precious mom and dad. Below are a few photos if you’d like to see!fullsizeoutput_3fd9fullsizeoutput_3fdbfullsizeoutput_3fa8fullsizeoutput_3fa5fullsizeoutput_3fadfullsizeoutput_3faefullsizeoutput_3fb1When I was younger, I thought this aesthetic was simply Fairytale architecture. That is, I didn’t think it existed beyond the pages of a story book. Then when I got older, I realized it actually does exist…in Germany! So much of the style in Fantasy Land is based on real life German architecture! Walt Disney travelled extensively, and was particularly inspired by Europe (ahem, hello Matterhorn). fullsizeoutput_3fb2fullsizeoutput_3fb3fullsizeoutput_3fb4fullsizeoutput_3fb5The flowers were absolutely stunning. I couldn’t stop snapping photos. fullsizeoutput_3fb6fullsizeoutput_3fb7fullsizeoutput_3fb8fullsizeoutput_3fbaCare for a cup of tea anyone?fullsizeoutput_3fbbfullsizeoutput_3fbcfullsizeoutput_3fbefullsizeoutput_3fbfI get the sense Walt Disney was a big fan of Mark Twain. They both grew up in small towns in Missouri. I definitely share his affinity, as Huckleberry Finn is one of my favorite books.fullsizeoutput_3fc0fullsizeoutput_3fc1fullsizeoutput_3fc2fullsizeoutput_3fc3fullsizeoutput_3fc4fullsizeoutput_3fc5fullsizeoutput_3fc6fullsizeoutput_3fd2It’s a Small World has been updated since last I visited. Now it’s an even brighter, cheerier world ;pfullsizeoutput_3fd3People say we look alike– what do you think?fullsizeoutput_3fd6fullsizeoutput_3fcffullsizeoutput_3fc7^I randomly ran into my friend Meredith on Main Street! We couldn’t have planned that better if we tried.

Thanks for a lovely day, Mom and Dad! I felt spoiled 🙂 Have a good one friends.

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