There are so many things that come to mind when I think of Disney. Disney movies, Disney channel, the princesses, Peter Pan, and of course Disneyland itself. I think of the controversy over the princess influence over our girls, I think of the people who turn way from the huge mass marketing machine that is Disney. And I don’t blame them. IN fact I would probably agree more, if the one thing that I most relate Disney to, was actually one man. Walt Disney.
We were lucky enough to get cable TV in its earliest incarnation. And that included the Disney channel in all its fresh new glory. But the Disney channel was hardly new at that point, at least half of it’s programming was actually pretty old. Back then the Disney channel consisted of afternoon reruns of the original Mickey Mouse club, cartoons that spanned the existence of Disney, and of course many specials classic specials hosted by the man himself.
And for me it was that man, Walt Disney, who had been dead 10 long years before I was even a gleam in my parent’s eye, which created the magic of “Disney.” In my young eyes Walt Disney was a dreamer who had figured out a way to simply make his dreams a reality. He was magic and life and everything that was good in the world. I will never forget the feeling of stepping onto Main Street for the very first time and every subsequent time. That amazing feeling that fairies are real, magic is in the palm of our hand and ANYTHING is possible.
I still associate those magical feeling with Disney, and everything that Walt created. And at 33, I still consider Walt to be the most magical man to have ever lived. He is still one of my idols, even today.
My kids love Disney, and though they’ve only made the trip to Disneyland once when they were too young to remember they still look at the pictures with magic and wonder in their eyes. And I dream of the day when we can pack them up and experience that magic again for real.
But until that day comes I’m happy to share a little piece of that Disney magic with them in the form of Disney on Ice, and I’m also going to share a little of that magic with you!
That’s right, I’m giving away a family 4 pack of tickets to opening night of Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! in San Jose February 23.
“Disney on Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! is one colossal party on ice! Audiences will join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a Halloween haunt with Jack Skellington and the Disney Villains and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe.”
- Tell me in the comments what Disney means to you!
- On February 18 a random winner (using random.org) will be selected to receive the tickets!
- Please make sure you are in the Bay Area (or will be on that date) and are available to go on February 23, if you’re not able to go, please don’t enter! 🙂
Celebrate the magic of Disney with your family!