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About The Author
I am a lifelong resident of Los Angeles. My earliest memories of visiting Disneyland Park date back to 1972, when I met Mickey Mouse and proudly showed him the ears I wore on my head. My first trip was inspired by the late Disney voice legend Thurl Ravenscroft, a member of the congregation and choir at the church I attended, as he regaled everyone with tales of working for Disney. Thurl seemed especially proud of his contributions to the Haunted Mansion and America Sings, so some of my family and I eventually headed to Disneyland to ride Haunted Mansion in search of Thurl's singing bust. Unfortunately, as I approached the queue for the Haunted Mansion, I froze in terror and then ran off, screaming into the night. I don't think I finally decided to brave the ride for another few years. (It took me even longer to overcome my fear of Pirates of the Caribbean!) I enjoy solo trips to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, as well as fun-filled trips with good friends. An unabashed Christmas fanatic, I am a sucker for the Holidays at Disneyland Resort, as well as the Halloween Time season and the more recent introduction of the springtime Egg-stravaganza event. I love to take photos, mainly for my own amusement, and can find beauty in even the simplest things in life. I am a firm believer in the philosophy that you don't have to journey to the highest peak, or to the deepest valley, to find beauty. You can find it around every corner, and in your own backyard.