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Happy Bday Mickey Mouse & Disneyland 2018

"That's the trouble with the world, too many people grow up."

My annual visit to this wonderful place is over as quickly as it came. Well, it may not have come quick enough but it definitely passed by quicker than I can imagine. Regardless, I had a ton of fun. We were able to catch the Holiday spirit as well and it was amazing.

As much as I can, I will make this happen every year because I feel as if it's something that truly allows that inner child to come out. Sure it's crowded as heck and it's a break on the wallet, but hey, plan carefully and execute with some finesse and it will all go well. I'm glad I went this year, although I didn't stay long enough for Mickey's actual birthday celebration, 11/18/2018, I'm glad I was able to celebrate this year in general.

Happy Birthday Mickey!

Suffice to say, Mickey (Disney/Walt Disney) has had a big influence in my life, my fandom, and all the things I do. Mickey (Disney) is after all responsible for movies like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Mulan, Tangled, Brave, Moana, and of course, Frozen. The list of my favorite Disney movies list goes on beyond what I just named but those are what really stands out to me as of this moment. Oh, Disney also owns Marvel and we all know that I am a big Marvel fan. Disney also collaborated with Square Enix and at one point Final Fantasy characters walked the same (but different) realm as Mickey, Goofy, and Donal Duck! Imagine that! How about a Birthday Gift to yourself, Mickey... BUY SQUARE ENIX and SAVE THEM! Wouldn't that be something? I digressed! Happy Birthday Mickey! To many, MANY more years of you standing on top of the world.

And... what's a Disneyland trip without going into a room dedicated to Elsa... Anna/Frozen, right? Yes, I met the models for Elsa and Anna but I'll leave those pictures away from here, eh? But I might have missed the pics on the right the first time. I knew about the black haired Elsa, but I didn't see the blue haired one. I might have seen that concept of her at one point but just forgot it. Just cool to see her transformation and how she is now. Still willing to use some of those ideas for my #Frozen_Skyrim fic.

And speaking of breaking my wallet...

I seemed to have involved myself with pin collecting. Wait, what? Pin collecting is apparently big and for some reason, I just couldn't help jumping on board. My lanyard was really have thanks to all these pins, mind you. And of course, I couldn't leave Disneyland without souvenirs!

This is a wonderful art of Elsa and Olaf. It is a full fledge poster; all I need in the near future is a frame. Can I say anything else about how much I love Elsa and Froze? No I don't think so.

Lion King is one of my favorites, of course. This and the rest of the pictures I'll show are all postcard sizes.

Little Mermaid is my first introduction to Disney; at least Disney in the form of its popular trend aside form Duck Tales. Love this art.

Mulan is also a great movie. I love this for the simple fact that it showed a badass protagonist. And no, not only was she female, she had a great heart, a strong personality, and had some good inner conflict to make for a great character. This art is an awesome representation of a monumental moment in the movie.

After The Little Mermaid, I was introduced to Beauty and The Beast. I love this movie as well. This might be the Emma Watson version, but hey, it can pass for the animated movie. The real life movie wasn't that bad either, just not classic (yet, anyways).

Before Frozen there was Tangled and Brave. I love Brave, but I didn't find one that stood out like this art of Rapunzel and Pascal. Yes, I'm a fan of Tangled; Rapunzel was such a fun character and Flynn was also pretty well used for a Disney male protagonist.

I obviously bought more things than just art and I'll be going over one particular in a later post. But I thought it was also cool seeing a cameo of Stan Lee on the Guardians of the Galaxy ride video (the one that was placed conveniently for everyone to watch while they wait in line). Rest in Peace, Stan Lee.

Well, there are plenty of things to talk about with my trip, but I think I'll just leave it there. I love Disneyland and one day I'm hoping to visit Disneyworld. Glad I was able to see Disneyland in its Holiday glory and I am also glad that I was able to be around the time of Mickey Mouse's bday. So once again, Happy Birthday to Walt Disney's greatest creation. Happy Birthday to the House of Mouse. It's places like this that allow a grown up like myself to remember the feeling of childhood and take note that there's nothing wrong about being a child even at my age. Childhood is, after all, a stage of our life when magic and our imagination were real, even if only to ourselves. Can't wait for next year's Disney related endeavor!

Until Next Time!

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