Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Disneyland


Diane Arbus A Castle in Disneyland, Cal., 1962
Diane Arbus, A Castle in Disneyland, 1962


I know many folks have strong feelings about Disneyland.  I live about an hour or so away from it, yet I haven't visited Disneyland in at least 15 years.  Maybe that is because I don't have kids, maybe not.

Speaking of Disneyland, I recently saw a bumper sticker on a car that looked like this:

Disappointed Disneyland

HILARIOUS.


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27 comments:

Alisa said...

We are not Disney people and we have kids. I know people love it, but I don't see the draw.

hope505 said...

I work with a guy - a dyed-in-the-wool cowboy - he's like 45 or 50, and it is a given that any vacation he takes will be to Disneyland. 2 kids, but still...kinda odd...he never goes anywhere else!

I have never been to Dland. Is this divine guidance or diabolic deprivation?

Love the font, tho. Grafitti artist D-Face used to use it too...& I think Walt Disney had some good ideas, originally...he was a sagittarius * : )

Summer Athena said...

people LOVE disney, don't they? i was never a fan of the characters. i think i am sorta bitter towards disney and its lands and world because i was always "too young" to go when our grandparents took the grandkids. bah. and then i became a Muppet kinda girl.

Diana said...

I think you have to be a neighbor to love Disneyland. I had a pass for almost ten years but didn't renew it this year. It's a fun cheap date and somewhere to meet friends and something to do. I guess if I had kids, maybe I wouldn't be so patient! Ha!

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh man, I freakin love Disneyland! I love how completely commercialized it is. It is marketing at it's best and I absolutely love it!

...love Maegan said...

dude .. . . . . I've been to Disneyland SO MANY TIMES that I could live the rest of my life and not step foot in the "magic kingdom" and be really happy about it. I have a husband, however, who would live there. You see my dilemma. Also, my 57 year old mother goes every year for her birthday, wears the big IT'S MY BIRTHDAY pin so everyone wishes her a happy one ....SHE'S ALMOST 60!!!



come on.

...love Maegan said...

I do, however, love that photo

kimbirdy said...

yeah, i've never really understood people's intense love for disneyland. i'm from the east coast originally, and went to disneyworld when i was little. according to everyone i meet from socal, my childhood experience "doesn't count" and "disneyland is SOOO much better." somehow i doubt it. of course, i'm also a total feminist and have always hated disney movies. excuse me princesses of every disney story ever, you do NOT need that man to survive! sheesh! don't get me started...

WendyB said...

Never been to Disneyland, just Disney World.

bananas. said...

i freaking LURVE disneyland!!! and i'm not ashamed to say so. people who hate it are just fine with me...means less people at the park and more disney time for meeee!!! wee!!!

and that picture rocks!!!

featherfactor said...

I haven't been to Disney for years...I always enjoyed it as a kid but I do think it is too expensive, too many lines, etc. But still love the concept :)

www.featherfactor.com

SabinePsynopsis said...

My sticker! My daughter once bullied me to going to Disneyland Paris and I pretty much hated every minute of it. It's just not for me...

Brandi said...

Loved it as a kid but will pass on it as an adult. I need somewhere with more booze and less strollers.

Cheryl Ann said...

i love disneyland. also, i will admit that i am still a huge sucker for all disney movies, animated or no. in my opinion, the only mistake disney has ever made was miley cyrus ;)

we're going to disneyland this summer with our nieces, which i am kind of terrified of, but i am sure it will be an experience!!

badass castle picture. super creepy. anti-disney.

Missy said...

I have failed as a mother by not taking my 12 year old son. I asked him if he wanted to go now and he is not interested at all. I have had several friends who have made trips recently and were not thrilled!

pearls said...

i HATE disneyland... like a lot. i work with these two people that have no children, they are single and go EVERY WEEKEND.... you have got to be kidding me right? creepy. maybe i should get them that bumper sticker. :)

mermaid gallery said...

We took our son a couple of times and it was fun,.... sort of...but...still it was so artificial, unauthentic and plastic...expensive too...People who wear the ears and things are just nuts.....

Marisa said...

I've never been to Disneyland or Disneyworld. I had a really rough childhood. And by that I mean my parents wouldn't take me to see Mickey. A-holes.

Farah said...

Wow..that castle looks haunted in the picture!

Jessica said...

I went there when I was I kid it was disappointing for sure. I liked Universal better.

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

"Disappointed" or not, it's been a lifelong dream of mine to go to Disney - Land or World, it doesn't matter which. I think it's because I grew up in the Midwest, far from either one. Plus when I was like seven my family won an all-expenses-paid trip to Disney World, and my asshat of a father wouldn't let us go.

Yeah, I'm still bitter.

TK Kerouac said...

you had me at Arbus

Mrsblogalot said...

All I'm saying is that you couldn't pay me 5 billion dollars to fly across that high wire like Tinkerbell does every night.

That thought has been stuck in my mind since I was last there including images of potential cut wires and fairy dust splattering everywhere.

Whew! Feels good finally get that out!

(-;

diane said...

My only beef with Disney is the hefty price. I wish they were just a tad more affordable, because the biggest dreamers are the poor ones.

Kitty Stampede said...

i've always wanted to go. always felt so sad that i couldn't as a kid cause so many kids in my class would go. my parents promised for years but it still has never happened. (bahaha, imagine how lame it would be to go with them now at the age of 29) i feel like now if i went, that bumper sticker would more than likely apply. :)

Char said...

i love arbus.

my feelings about disney world are tied to my feelings of being 17 years old and visiting my aunt and uncle. i adored it. i've never had the opportunity to go back to disney world...and i think i like it that way because the feelings are untarnished.

Heather Taylor said...

I love Disneyland. Most of this is because I grew up idolizing Cinderella and most princesses, but this love is also fed by the fact that the university I went to was filled with students who loved Disneyland to a near-obsessive point. The city I grew up in, it wasn't considered cool by any means period to have Disney music playlists on your iPod, but my university definitely embraced that inner child. Of course, not all SoCal schools are like this but mine was and I'm happy for it.