I Miss Disneyland- The Sophie Kinsella Edition

If you know me at all, you know that if I’m not at Disneyland, I probably wish to be there. To illustrate my point, whenever I need to say a fun fact about myself, my fun fact is that I worked at Disneyland as part of the Disney College Program (This is true and yes, I did do it three times and I LOVE IT SO MUCH. Ahem. . .). I mean, Mickey Mouse was my boss. How cool is that? And I worked in Tomorrowland during Season of the Force so I was able to have my planet on my name tag. And, I also worked there during the 60th Celebration so our name tags were all sparkly and especially pretty.

Anyways, lately, I’ve been reading the Confessions of a Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella- which, as a side note these are really cute books. As a senior in college, I greatly appreciate the fact that I don’t have to tax my brain to read these (because, sometimes- like after taking the PRAXIS- I just want to come home and have a nice easy read) and Becky, the main character, is hilarious. But, it was Becky’s interactions with her best friend, Suze, which really brought on an especially bad flare-up of I-miss-Disney-itis. (Well, that and the fact that my parents went a couple weeks ago and sent me pictures- which those were so cute and I don’t begrudge my parents a bit, even though I am a little jealous.)

These books reminded me of wandering through the shops with one of my best friends from my last college program, Mimi. We looked at merchandise, but we also looked at the paintings and displays and the cool stuff that is on the walls. Like, honestly, next time you are in or near Anaheim, go to Downtown Disney, head to World of Disney, and take a gander at the ceilings and that spot of the walls near the ceilings. There is some seriously cool stuff there. (Good job, guys.)

In truth, Mimi and I started to really bond over a piece of merchandise there in the jewelry section of World of Disney. We were looking at a necklace that had a red phone box charm when I said that I wished that it were in blue instead of red. This, of course, was a reference to the TARDIS from Dr. Who, and Mimi caught it and a friendship was born.

And then there was the time (maybe it was the same day and same trip, I don’t remember), when Mimi and I saw this dead fish necklace -also, in the jewelry section of World of Disney- and for some reason, it appealed to both of us. Not sure why. It just did.

And then there was the day that I found the books. I have definitely gone to Disneyland- Well, California Adventure- and bought a book, for me. Turns out, that they fit in my purse perfectly. Which, I kind of bought with that purpose in mind, and also at the Disneyland Resort, but years before I bought the book.

So, I really just wrote this specific post so that I could share some of my experiences with my friend at the Disneyland Resort, and in all honesty, I don’t have a conclusion for this. So um, have fun. Go do stuff.



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