The greatest place on the face of the earth is Disneyland. Nowhere else has the magic that a day at Disneyland possesses. From my childhood to my adulthood, I have never experienced a day at Disneyland that didn't put enough joy in my heart to far exceed the admission price. Rides, shops, shows, and characters, These are just a few of the many great aspects of a wonderful place called Disneyland.
Disneyland has always been a very special place to me. My parents took my family there for the first time when I was about three. To this day I still remember shaking Mickey Mouse's hand, giving Goofy a hug, and meeting all of the rest of my favorite Disney characters. It was a truly euphoric experience to meet stars of all my favorite cartoons that I so loyally watched every morning. When I reached preschool, and found out how to "brag", my trip to Disneyland was some of my best ammo. I laugh now at the fact that Mickey and Goofy were just normal people, yet I was overwhelmed at the time to meet such stars.
Several years passed, and I was now a twelve year old who remembered Disneyland as a place where "little kids" go to meet Mickey Mouse. Fortunately upon arrival to the park I realized I was wrong. I soon realized that that my mature height of five feet and one-half inch had given me a golden key to the doors of some of the biggest thrill rides the world will ever know. I was now seeing Disneyland in a totally different way. I ran from ride to ride, my level of excitement raging as never before. My stomach was being twisted, juggled, and tossed like never before; for a twelve year old boy I was as close to heaven as a kid could ever dream to reach.
As my senior year of baseball arrived, our hard work fund raising was about to be paid off. We had been planning a trip to California for about a year, and on our last day before we came home we were going to spend a day at Disneyland. After trying very hard to convince my...