This is an article I wrote for The Ooze a few years back…I was recently responding to someone who read it. I thought I would post it here for your enjoyment (and mine!).
Clutching a fistful of pocket change and a full ticket book, I remember running into the “Magic Kingdom” as a kid. Yeah, it was 1970 and, yes, I’m old but give me a break…everyone who is a bit “younger” should let “old people” have their little walk down memory lane. OK? The “Ticket Book” for Disneyland was full of tickets with letters on them; the higher up the alphabet, the more exciting, imaginative and awe-inspiring the ride. I remember hounding my grandfather for his “E” tickets. I would promise him the world…take out the trash all summer, mow the lawn, walk the dog, wash the dishes…whatever it took to get more of those coveted “E” ticket rides. “D” rides were good on most days, but those “E’s”…Download Demythologizing Disneyland