Travel Pics Theme: L for Los Angeles. Disneyland

Disneyland Paddle Steamer

Disneyland Paddle Steamer

I don’t remember exactly what comic book it was in – or what age I was – or how much the price was – but it left me with an unquenchable desire.

Good story so far, huh? 🙂

The details, as best I remember them, were this: it was a comic book ad – you know, one of those whole-of–back-cover ones.

It featured Superman, telling a young boy that for just 25c kids could have a whole day at Disneyland, in beautiful Southern California – and that once they’d entered, all rides were free!

As I say, I am a bit hazy on the specifics – but what I’m NOT hazy on is the desire it instilled in me to go to Disneyland.

It wasn’t something that was top-of-mind for the next 50-odd years, but I never forgot it, either.

Finally – when we had a trip to California for our daughter’s wedding and had a couple of days to spare at the end of the trip – we got there.

And it was … not quite as exciting as I had always imagined 🙂

Oh, I still enjoyed it – and if we had young kids (or even teens) I can imagine it would be a blast.

But for a middle-aged couple who aren’t into rides and who can’t agree on the best part of Disney TV shows (I always loved Adventureland and Tomorrowland stories, Shirl always like Cartoons and Nature docos) .. well, it was a fun day, but not enough to rekindle that childhood excitement.

So when we stayed at Anaheim again recently we actually stayed away from the human-trap run by a mouse – and went to visit other things around LA instead.

But from our previous trip, here’s a picture where multiple worlds collide.

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