Friday, July 20, 2012


When we were children, we all wanted to go to Disneyland. But it was so far away and only kids who lived in California got to go. By the time I was 19 (a million years ago) I was working for American Airlines. For my very first paid vacation, I took my parents, first class to Disneyland. Mom and Dad really were not the amusement park types so we breezed through the park in just a few short hours. The only attraction we did stop at was It's A Small World and the music annoyed my Mom to death.
As we were getting near the end of our visit I realized that Dad had not taken any pictures, so I stopped one of the characters and asked him if he would pose with me.
Here is the photo my Dad snapped.

So why am I laughing? As anyone who has been to Disneyland or Disneyworld knows, the characters are not allowed to speak. This one, however, wasn't going to follow the rules. He said " I get off at 5, lose the old folks and meet me at the front gate".  After all these years, I still have to laugh when I see this picture.
BTW, can you imagine a Disney park with almost no crowds?


Ann said...

Kind of like your very own fairy tale. Zizzybob and the talking dwarf :)
Cute story and nice memory

Lin said...

Soooooo???? Did you???! ;)