My son made his maiden voyage to Disneyland last month. In our family, it’s a tradition when you’re on or about your 6th birthday, to go to the happiest place on earth.
I remember my first visit to Disneyland, make that Disney World. It was April 19, 1975. I met Donald, and Goofy, and Minnie. 38 years later, to the exact week, my son did the same. I love it.
The tradition of going to Disneyland in our family is not one you do with Mom and Dad and brothers or sisters – you go alone, with your grandparents.
Last month, Zacharie took his turn and while he may have been happy just becoming a Jedi (check out the review of the Jedi Training Academy at Disney Parks), you can see by flipping through these photos that he simply devoured the entire experience.
Our other child,Charlie, is 3, and was very excited his big brother made his first visit to Disneyland. Ask him and he’ll proudly tell you that he will get to go when he is 6. Look out Mickey, the kids got 3 full years of building anticipation to blow off in the spring of 2016.
All images via Buzz Bishop.