We’re well into Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration now, which means we have now come to the close of the Disneyland Decades series.
As you saw in the last video, Dan and Melody Poblete share their different Disneyland memories and experiences from the 70’s and the 80’s. They gave us their reviews and first impressions of a few iconic attractions that made their debuts within these decades at Walt’s original Magic Kingdom.
In this finale, we see the Park and its legacy through their son and DisneyExaminer Editor-in-chief, Jordan Poblete. We find that much of the influence Disneyland had on them, carried over to next generation. As people all around the world enjoy this park day-to-day, one doesn’t realize the impact its made through generations and its ability to stay timeless.
Enjoy their story in the video above and be sure to revisit the past stories we told on our YouTube channel!
Our special thanks to our friends at Regus City Tower in Orange, California for giving DisneyExaminer a home and a place to shoot the above video.
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Here are a few more memories and recollections of Disneyland from the 90’s and early 2000’s, shared from a few of the 90s babies of Team DisneyExaminer.
Vannyda Thach, PR
“I could remember making family trips to Disneyland once every year. It was almost like a tradition and I would always get so excited the night before a visit – so excited that I couldn’t sleep. That still hasn’t changed. Now that I have a pass, Disneyland has been my second home. Every time I go, the magic is still there.”
Max Lytle, Writer
“In eighth grade I went to Disneyland with my band to march in the California Adventure parade. I went with my best friends and my crush at the time. Staying with my friends in the hotel we brought a ton of candy and games to have a great time. Before and after the parade we were allowed to go to Disneyland for 2 full days! What was unexpected is that my friends I was rooming with wanted to spend more time in the hotel than at the parks so I split up with them and found Michael who was a clarinet player in the band. I hadn’t talked to him too much before but we got to know each other and are still good friends to this day. He had a major crush on another girl in the band so we decided to go find them and see if we could hangout and ride some rides. They were more than happy to spend the day with us at Disneyland! From getting the girls to ride tower of terror to going on more romantic like Peter Pan we did it all together. We had a blast getting to know each other and after the trip we all became inseparable into high school. I will always remember Disneyland from then on as a magical place that brings people together.”
Alyssa Bautista, Writer
“As a child, I remember going to Disneyland meant being able to wear my princess outfits! I would wear my Princess Jasmine costume to the grocery store and to the movies. My mom would simply laugh and let me wear what I wanted. Disneyland meant being able to fully express my imagination! That imagination continued to grow into my adolescence. My trips to Disneyland consisted of escaping from reality and jumping into a realm of endless possibilities. Today, my love for that escape has driven my passion into Disney adulthood and professionalism. The opportunity to share with others Disney’s magical world and live in it daily is indescribable. My imagination would not be fulfilled without the stories, characters, songs, and dances that Disney has brought into my life!”
Veronica Thach, People Manager / Disney Consumer Products writer
“As a kid, it was a tradition for my family to visit Disneyland every year. I didn’t have any pets growing up so it was ideal to play with animals whenever I got the opportunity to do so and the Big Thunder Ranch Petting Zoo just so happen to be one of my favorite places to interact with them. To this day, I absolutely adore baby goats and it’s quite obvious that I still loved them as a two-year old!”