VSW: Sleeping Beauty’s Castle


In our Virtual Sketchwalk group we are walking Disneyland —
and many of the pics I found are from the Orange County archives from 1959.

For me, Disneyland has many phases of memories.

In grades 7-12 in So cal, if you got very good grads, they bused you in for a day at Disneyland on the house.  The park was closed but for So Cal kids — and it was a fun day, especially for kids who didn’t have money, like me.

When I was dating, we used to go to Disneyland to dance.
$5/head got you in, and that meant some free rides (and the kiddy rides were free but good neckin’ spots) and good bands.

Then there was seeing Disney through the eyes of my nieces and nephews.

But my favorite memories are from the first time I went.
My mom took me at 5 (maybe for my birthday) and that was a big deal.
Big deal because we didn’t have money, and big deal because I had glitter in my eyes.
The world was a magical place, and I didn’t know how things worked.
I remember seeing Sleeping beauty’s Castle and I was visiting HER home,
after my mom and brother’s reading me the story.
She became real!

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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