A Happy Place

posted by Sharon April 6, 2014 16 Comments
Disneyland

Where have you been lately that’s been a happy place for you? Disneyland is one of my favorite places to spend a day. And it’s billed as the happiest place on earth. This was the driving force behind the design of this charming land.

When Walt Disney opened the park in the 1950s, he told the crowds his aim in designing it. “I think most of all what I want Disneyland to be a is a happy place where parents and children can have fun, together.” He and Mickey Mouse watch over Main Street today, waving to the throngs who thrill to the enchantment.

You enter through a castle.

It’s common to run into a princess or Donald Duck or Buzz Lightyear. You just never know.

And you can dress up as Minnie Mouse or Snow White or Sleeping Beauty. You can pretend all you want. Imagine. A dream is a wish your heart makes here. Dreams are most welcome.

You can enjoy a parade.

The unexpected is around every corner. Here’s Woody and Buzz in Legos.

And Mickey is always happy to greet you.

Sometimes it’s refreshing and revitalizing to shed reality in this little world. My husband snapped this photo of me meeting a Disney character. As you can see, I was one happy princess-for-a-day.

How about you? Have you been to a happy place lately that made you forget all your troubles? At least for a little while?

Linking up with a song-inspired party, Song-ography, where the theme this week is “Happy” by Pharell Williams.

 

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kathy April 6, 2014 at 2:21 am

It’s the happiest place on Earth! :). I’ve never been to Disneyland…but I’ve been to Disneyworld MANY times! And they have that same statue of Walt and Mickey right in front of Cinderella’s castle. I love how you shot it in silhouette…beautiful. Seriously, I do not think I’ve been anywhere that does things as spectacularly as Disney does! Thanks for joining in at Song-ography, and I hope you have a magical day 🙂

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Carletta April 6, 2014 at 5:35 am

I never went to Disney World until I was married. I was as happy as a little kid. 🙂 This post makes me smile.

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Andy April 6, 2014 at 10:24 am

Definitely a happy place. I was always at my happiest when my kids were happy.
PS: Excellent photos.

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin April 6, 2014 at 11:12 am

i just love that classic statue! I’ve never been to Disney – but I know so many people who have been made beyond happy from trips there!

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nicki April 6, 2014 at 11:31 am

Disney is a mixed bag of happy and tired – but mostly happy. We take our semi-annual pilgrimage there and over the course of the kids going from stroller size to adults, we have developed a systematic approach which has made this (Disney World) indeed a Happy place. Our daughter just went to Disney Tokyo as well as their Sea Disney; her goal is to hit Disney Land with her aunt and then Disney Paris.

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itsallaboutpurple April 6, 2014 at 12:32 pm

a true happy place!! your images are just gorgeous….you look so joyfull!!

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Jackie April 6, 2014 at 12:50 pm

We were there in November and had a ball!

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Carol Blackburn April 6, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Certainly lots of smiles and laughter. How could anyone be unhappy there. Love your photos.

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kim April 6, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Certainly one of the happiest places! We love going every couple years. Love the first image! Great silhouette!

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lynn cockrell April 6, 2014 at 6:27 pm

I have not been to Disneyland, but my husband went there 45 years ago. We are very big Disney fans and have been visiting Walt Disney World for most of our married lives. Except for those moments when little ones have had a lot of “happy” and not enough rest(which is sometimes bound to happen), it truly is one of the happiest places on earth!

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Molly April 6, 2014 at 7:15 pm

That is definitely a place of happiness

mollyxxx

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Ida P. Krause April 6, 2014 at 7:23 pm

It’s been many, many years since I visited Disneyland but I still recall it with fond memories. Loved seeing it again through your happy photos.

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Karen April 6, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Went for the first time to Disneyland with my sons when they were little…what a magical and happy place!

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Jackie April 6, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Thanks for dropping by and visiting me! We had just been in San Diego the first week of March!! I will be sure to let you know if we go back!!

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ImagesByCW (@ImagesByCW) April 7, 2014 at 1:53 am

Looks very happy to me. Neither been to Disneyworld or Disneyland, but you never know… maybe one day… Love the last photo of the statue in front of the lit up castle.

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nancyjeannn April 7, 2014 at 2:52 am

great photos of the happiest place on Earth!! it has been ages since i have been there … i think i need to go get another dose of happiness!

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