Friday, 4 April 2014

D for Disneyland

- And then I said to him: If you wanted a divorce you could just tell me so, nah! My friend giggles - can you believe it? We went on honeymoon to Disneyland! Who does that? Everyone I know go to beaches and romantic places. But no. We went to Disneyland. Surprise! And not only that. He dragged me straight up to his favorite ride: Space Mountain. Me!! Who had never taken a roller coaster in my life. I thought I was going to die. I puked in a garbage box. And that's when I told him: - if you wanted a divorce you could just tell me so.

So, from Cappadocia yesterday to Disneyland today - but a dream destination? Yes, for some it is. Not sure if it was my honey mooning friend's dream destination, but I am pretty sure it was her husband's. But let me assure you: they are still happily married - 24 years later, but the Space Mountain adventure was never repeated or talked much off.

Disneyland. The magic land of Mickey, Donald, princes and princesses. My own never-forget-memory of was in Florida we met this small group of kids from a hospital. One of the parents told us that they were in Disneyworld as a part of a programme "make a dream come true"- or something. These kids were seriously ill, some of them life threatening. But the image of their smiling faces was imprinted in me.

My favorite part of Disneyland is seeing the kids' joy. My kids or other people's kids. Kids of all ages. And whether in Florida, Paris or Hong Kong: they have the same joy and excitement. While some parents.. - not so much... It is joyful, colorful, crazy, intense and a tiny bit shallow, possible stressful...

But sometimes to just let it all go and follow that childish dream you carry inside .. well, it might take you to Disneyland? And who knows? Maybe it will turn out to be a quite magic dream chase..?



I hope you enjoyed our childish dream destination today, dear reader? Our next destination already awaits you, and I can promise you a mysterious adventure of a lifetime when we tomorrow take off for E... 

1-30 April I participate in the A to Z blogger challenge, and this post is written as a part of that challenge. Check out some amazing participating blogs hereMy theme for the challenge is Dream Destinations. I hope you had fun coming along? Please stay tuned for a new destination tomorrow. 

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  1. Hi Eli, I have been to California one and I think, got into space mountain as well. Enjoyed both along with other rides thoroughly... A very nice and colorful post.

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    1. Thank you so much Jayanta:-) Happy you enjoyed the post ( and Space mountain:-) He he ) :-)

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  2. Hey, Nice post :)
    I visited DisneyLAnd last Christmas, it was crazy. It was extremely crowded, but was worth it :)

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    1. Nice:-) It is kind of crazy isn't it:-) Thanks for following

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  3. Aren't honeymoons supposed to be fun? Looks like he made a great decision

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    1. Yeah... Well, they are still married, so probably figured it out..Thanks for following Carol:-)

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  4. It would be a dream destination for me!! While I have never been to Disney Land before, I have been to Disney World in Florida 3 times and I loved it!!! It was the best time ever! ♥

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    1. Yes, its crazy fun isn't it:-) Happy you had a great time Kathy:-)

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  5. A disneyland honeymoon is not my idea of romantic getaway. Thought this was amusing and nicely written. hppt://www.writer-way.blogspot.com.

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    1. Thanks Michelle :-) Happy to see you here:-) Will pop over to you blog now:-)

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  6. I think I would love to go to Disneyland only to see the delight of the children. I'm not so much of a scary rides person! ;)

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    1. Yes, Corinne - that is my favorite part also, so joyful:-) Thanks :-)

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  7. My parents also went to Disneyland for their honeymoon, and then strangely never took my sister and me back there during our childhood! I've still never been. I'm another A to Z participant. Best of luck with the rest of the month!

    -Katie at AdventuringAtHome

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    1. Ha ha .. Thanks a lot Katie. Best of luck to you also:-)

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  8. I would have been ecstatic if my hubby had taken me to Disneyland! This IS my dream destination and smiling children that is the most wonderful sight!! Lovely and lively post Eli!

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    1. Thanks dear Aditi! All the best

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  9. D is indeed Disneyland!!!! Lovely place!!! Vibrant post Eli.

    ~S(t)ri
    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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    1. Thanks a lot, so happy you enjoyed:-)

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  10. Now that was a fun post about a fun destination! Did you see the recent film, Saving Mr. Banks about Walt Disney and Mary Poppins? :) It was kinda cute film, I thought!

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    1. Yes, Beloo, I saw that one - a really good film. Great actors- Emma Thompson was amazing in that role:-) Happy you liked my post:-) Thanks

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  11. I think it serves as a great honeymoon spot! You do want romance but whats the fun without a lil excitement! One day hope to visit this place I've heard all these years growing up!

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    1. Ha ha Danny:-) A lil excitement huh? Space mountain awaits u:-) Thanks for following!

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  12. I had thought I hated scary rides but when I went to the Sentosa Island at Singapore, I was proven wrong :) I loved the rides and couldn't get enough of them :) Lovely post.

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    1. Thanks Sulekkha - happy you liked my post --- and the scary rides:-) he he

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  13. Ohh I hate rides ...My husband forces me to sit with him but I'm scared out of my wits..because of my small built I feel I'll fall from in between the safety harness!

    Random Thoughts Naba

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    1. Ouuu - poor u:-) Thanks for following Nabanita:-) Best

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  14. Disney is for kids! That's why we're all going this summer. (The youngest is 24!)

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    1. Ha ha Corinne, I know:-) We also - kids of all ages:-) Thanks for following

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  15. That's awesome Eli and a delightful post. Thrilling adventure:)

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    1. Thanks a lot Vishal - happy you liked it:-)

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  16. I loved your friend's honeymoon destination....
    kids' paradise ...these places not only delight the children... they bring out our inner child too...
    Lovely!

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    1. That is so true:-) So hapy you enjoyed it - thanks :-)

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  17. Ooh, I would have loved to go to Disneyand for our honeymoon. We're waiting for our 2 year old to move on from Peppa Pig and onto Disney before we can take him to Florida. Thanks for another magical journey, Eli.

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    1. Thanks a lot:-) So happy to see you here. he he - enjoy...:-)

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  18. I hate rides, so I avoid amusement parks like the plague-- but I like the pics here :)

    Damyanti Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2014, Latest Post

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    1. Good choice then..:-) Happy you like the pictures:-) Thanks

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  19. I read about disney land when I was 12 and ever since I had been wishing I could go there someday! Havent got the chance yet!

    Swathi

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    1. Hope you'll get there:-) Thanks for following:-)

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  20. When I visited the US in 2010, everyone asked me if I was visiting Disneyland that year. I politely declined, since I was travelling alone with my kid and didn't fancy being dragged all over the place by a cranky 4 year old ;) Then again, I may do it some day in the future. Who knows?

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    1. Yeah - there is a time for everything...:-) Thanks for sharing Shailaja:-)

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  21. Ho I can so empathise with ur frnds.. all these giant wheels gives me jitters!

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    1. Yeah ... know what u mean:-) Thanks for following:-)

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  22. Childlike dreams seem such a pleasure and I find it quite a sane honeymoon spot, romance is equally in scenic locales as in holding each other tight on a scary ride :)

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    1. True:-) Thanks for following Sunila:-)

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  23. I've never been to Disneyland myself. Might be fun to go, but can't say it's on my top ten list. Thanks for the tour though. :)
    Debbie @The Doglady's Den

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    1. Thanks for following Debbie:-)

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  24. Disneyland is the happiest place on earth, it would be a fun honeymoon destination.

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    1. He he - thanks for visiting Rhonda:-)

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  25. This would surely be my kids' dream destination. You must have spotted the kids from the 'make a wish foundation'.

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    1. Yes, true:-) Thanks for following Tulika:-)

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  26. At least you went to disney land :D I have never been on my honeymoon :D

    Richa


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  27. Disney land and honeymoon.... wow.... you just skyrocketed in my list of awesome people! :)

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    1. Wow:-) Thanks Sheethal:-) Happy as always to see you here:-)

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  28. Lovely post. I hope that someday I would visit Disneyland and that someday should be soon enough.

    - Kripali
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    1. Thank you for you kind words:-) Hope so too:-) All the best

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  29. Disney land...one of my dream destinations..
    A very colourful post...

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    1. Thank you so much Sitara :-) And hope u get to go:-)

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  30. Recently I was at a party and we got to talking about travel and I couldn't believe how many people said Disneyland was their favorite place to visit. We definitely have a fascination with the place in North America - I know people who go every year. I have a few more stops on my travel list before a return visit, but maybe one day - if we have kids or something.

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    1. Yeah- that is so interesting:-) Thanks for sharing Calli, so happy to see you here and to connect with u on this challenge:-) All the best

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  31. I have to admit that I have always associated Disneyland with only going there either as a kid or if you have kids! I know that is a very shallow mindframe and certainly not Heather's opinion but I am slowly changing this viewpoint and realize that we all still have that youth inside us somewhere right :)

    I am actually heading to LA/Anaheim this weekend for a work conference which is right by Disneyworld and with discounted tickets on offer I may just have to take the plunge and experience that first before heading on to Orlando at some point in the future.

    Great post!

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    1. Thank a lot Chris. Happy to see you here and to connect with you through this challenge. Yeah- maybe you should check out the Disneyworld..Watch out for space mountain...He he :-)

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  32. I love Disneyland, especially Space Mountain!

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    1. Great Michelle:-) Thanks for following :-)

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  33. I haven't been to Disneyland for a long time!! But I would love the idea of going there for a honeymoon - I would have known I met the man of my dreams to have a guy game for doing that! :)

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    1. Ha ha - hope you get there with the man of your dreams then:-) Thanks for following

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  34. Eli, you took me to a trip to Disney land that too for free. This place is my dream destination.

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    1. So happy you came along Preetilata:-)

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  35. That sure is my dream destination, Eli. I would love to be there some day...yes, this will happen!

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    1. Great dear Kajal- hope you will be there:-) All the best

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  36. the place looks so much fun.. I so want to visit it, atleast once in my life. thank you for the photos :)

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    1. Thanks for your kind words:-) Hope you get there:-) Best

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  37. They say you are never too old for Disney land and it is so true. My first time there I was 21 and revisited with my husband and son and it is like a dream there.

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    1. So true - kids in all ages really:-) Happy to hear you had a good time Amelia. Hugs your way dear:-)

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  38. Disneyland is on our child's wishlist and we wish to make it a reality soon! :)

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    1. Wonderful Shilpa:-) Thanks for following and enjoy Disneyland:-)

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  39. My university roommate went to Disney for her honeymoon ... both she and her husband wanted it, though. I love roller coasters and fun places like that, but think somewhere more romantic sounds better for a honeymoon! :)

    How wonderful that you saw those children! There are several groups, but the Make a Wish Foundation is probably the most well-known in the States. They're a wonderful organization. One of my youngest daughter's friends battled a brain tumor and had a chance to meet The Simpson's creators for his wish. He lost his fight; I know that trip gives his parents comforting memories now.

    I've enjoyed the Florida Disney a couple times in my life; my favorite memories are with my daughters, of course! Thanks for the memories with this post!

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    1. Thanks for sharing your memories and thoughts dear Cindi:) I so appreciate your thoughtful comments on this post. Big hugs to you:-)

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  40. I have to say, my husband and I loved our honeymoon and we went to Disney World in Florida, USA. I am loving all of your destinations thus far. I hope to get more traveling in during the rest of my life. I have seen quite a bit of the USA, Nicaragua, Mexico, Canada, a fair portion of the UK and western Europe, and will head to Asia for the first time this summer - can't wait to see Mongolia!

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    1. Thank you so much:-) You kind words make me so happy:-) Wow - Mongolia sounds exciting, that's a place I have never been to. So happy to see you here, and thanks again:-)

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  41. Remains a dream destination:)

    Thank you for the virtual trip!

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  42. we want to visit Disneyland Paris as soon as our little boy is 3 or 4. I think it's such a good thing to do. And as you say there's nothing like seeying the joy of a child :)


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