Who knew I would feel so much nostalgia when I visited the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco last month?
I got an inner glimpse of the life of the man behind my favorite mouse and I found myself even getting a better understanding of my grandparents too. This is going to sound really strange, but I had completely forgotten about some small miniatures that I believe my grandmother had until I saw Walt's extensive and amazing collection. This is just a tiny representation, you can tell he really loved to collect them. (I imagine there are even more not on display)
I took a journey back in time and followed Walt from the time he was a boy, to his first visions of the cinema screen to building Disneyland.
And of course, I loved Walt's salad choices. We were like two peas in pod. Love Waldorf Salad! Love.
But really, what I learned was why everyone loved Walt Disney so much. Because it was easy to find things in common with him. It was like walking through a family home.
Since I was a very young girl, Tomorrowland has always been my favorite land in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Space Mountain is one if my favorite rides. It's my oldest son's favorite ride too, we rode it nearly 10 times in four days when we visited Disneyland for his 6th birthday last year.
I love now how, even as an adult and having been visiting the parks for 4 decades, Tomorrowland is still a vision of hope for the future for me.
I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to see Tomorrowland (PG), which opens in theaters this Friday, May 22. When I saw this trailer, I was hooked. Which reminds me, I need to call my sitter.