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Disneyland, Anaheim, California

When the drawbridge was lowered on the Sleeping Beauty's Castle on July 17, 1955 Walt gave the following dedication:

"To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America, with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world."

Disneyland, Anaheim, California

After winding our way through the crowds on Main Street U.S.A. we headed into the wilds of Adventureland.

The Jungle Cruise at Disneyland, Anaheim, California

The last time I was at Disneyland was in 1980 when I was eight years old.  My Dad had a work convention across the street from Disneyland so my sister and I spent our time either swimming in the hotel pool or enjoying ourselves at the park.  It certainly was a different time back then where you could turn a ten and eight year old on a park all alone. 

Being an eight year old boy with a fondness for adventure the Jungle Cruise sucked me in again and again just like it does now that I'm 47. 

The Jungle Cruise Disneyland, Anaheim, California

I do remember getting mouse ears with my name stitched on the hat the last time I was at Disneyland.  This time I left the ears for Travis and Andrew.

The Jungle Cruise at Disneyland, Anaheim, California

If you have been under a rock for the last sixty or so years, the Jungle Cruise is a boat ride through the jungle rivers of the world.


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Paul B. Drabek