The Happiest Place on Earth: Disneyland

Seniors will get the chance to experience a slice of heaven later this year


Alex Carlin, News Editor

The perception around Disneyland is obvious and anyone can tell you because they’ve heard it before, Disneyland is magical and the happiest place on Earth. Does it really live up to the hype though? Specifically for us seniors looking forward to our senior trip, what does Disneyland bring to the table that is worth making us so excited for? Well, as someone who just recently went over Winter Break and has been multiple times over the course of my life, I’m here to tell you that it lives up to the hype. It’s truly a special place for so many different reasons, and being there is an absolute blast. It matches its reputation.

It’s crazy to think that a place like Disneyland with a sky-high reputation can live up to the hype that it brings. But it does. Even with astronomical prices, it’s still a fantastic experience that can’t be matched anywhere else.

It’s just a whole different vibe than you can’t experience anywhere else. There is so much effort put into the parks and that much is obvious from the second you walk in. It really feels like you are walking out of reality and into a world of magic. Or as Disneyland says, “here you leave the world of today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy”. As soon as you walk down Main Street and towards the famous castle, you really feel like you’re in a whole different dimension, one where your favorite cartoons and animations, and movies are realities. The decoration around the entire park is some of the best that I’ve ever seen and the rides are even better. The rides do an even better job of enveloping you into the worlds you dreamed of being a part of as a kid, and it’s super cool and fun. For me specifically, Space Mountain is my favorite ride of all time, and that’s even after experiencing some of the crazy thrill rides in places like Magic Mountain, which I also love.

The fun extends beyond Disneyland when you’re there too, with California Adventure and Downtown Disney also there to be experienced. They also have that same atmosphere of cleanliness and happiness too, so there’s even more fun to be had when you’re there outside of Disneyland, which is already a great experience on its own. California Adventure has rides such as the Guardians of the Galaxy Tower and the Incredicoaster, which are also fantastic and up there as some of the best because of the theming and the fun.

Disneyland – the happiest place on Earth. And yes that is not an exaggeration. Fun for all people of all ages. So get ready seniors, you’re about to have a blast in May.