My First Visit To Disneyland

Disneyland, Walt Disney’s metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy, and futurism, opened on July 17, 1955.

The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, California, and soon brought in staggering profits.

My first visit was the following year when I was 12 years old. My mother took my sister, who was then ten, and me to Disneyland. We even stayed at the Disneyland Hotel. It was one of the highlights of my life. The video below was taken that year and was restored, so the quality is quite good. This is the Disneyland that I first remember.

Many years later, I moved to Yorba Linda, which is fairly close to Anaheim, so we spent a lot of time there with our three daughters,

Over the years there have been many changes, including the addition of Disney California Adventure.

Today, Disneyland hosts more than 14 million visitors a year, who spend close to $3 billion.

Psychology Test Final

A psychology professor at the University of Miami knew his students expected a terrifyingly long final exam.

To play with their minds a little (what do you expect from a psychology professor?) he only put ONE question on the final exam.

He watched the reactions of the students as they all opened the exams and saw the one question.

Initially they all looked relieved, but as the difficulty of the question began to sink in, those relieved faces sagged to confusion and consternation.

All, that is, except for one student.

He read the question, tapped his pencil into his palm a few times, then jotted something down on the test paper.

He walked up to the professor, handed him the final, and walked out.

The professor blinked in surprise, looked at what the student wrote, and smiled.

The professor wrote “100%” on the top of that student’s test.


The professor’s question: What is courage?

The student’s answer: This is!