I grew up in California and Disneyland was a HUGE part of my childhood. We lived about 40 minutes away from Disneyland and my parents would take my younger brother Michael and me whenever they could. Some of my FAVORITE childhood memories are staying at the Disneyland Hotel and taking the monorail over to Disneyland. We couldn’t really afford to go on airplane trips or vacations per se, so going to Disneyland was our vacation! And they were the BEST vacations ever! We never and I mean NEVER EVER got tired of going to Disneyland. Suffice it to say I LOVE DISNEY! Tomorrowland was one of my favorite places at Disneyland…the flying rockets, People Mover, Star Tours and Space Mountain. Man when I was old enough to ride Space Mountain, I felt like I won the kid lottery!!
When I worked at my first radio station KIIS-FM in Los Angeles, (where Ryan Seacrest works now), we had a night time air personality named Hollywood Hamilton who did his show LIVE Sunday nights from Disneyland…IN Tomorrowland! So yahhhh, I got to work AT a radio station AND go to Disneyland once a week!!! It was everything! (It was also where I got to meet Vanilla Ice. hee hee #LittleThingsInLife)
Now that we have been in Atlanta for twelve years, the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World has become “our Disneyland.” It was so great taking our now nine year old to the Magic Kingdom a few years ago and riding Space Mountain with her at the same age I did. I love how our Disney family tradition continues now with my family! I can’t explain the happiness I feel every single time I go to Walt Disney World…it’s always like it is my first time.
When I heard they were making a Tomorrowland movie I was beside myself. My childhood coming to life on the big screen!! Woohoo! I was invited to a sneak peek of Tomorrowland at our local theater and I took my nine year old daughter and my mom. It was everything I thought it would be and more!!! The whole movie was magical. The special effects were cool and just the whole optimistic theme throughout the movie was super inspiring. However, it is PG and I would say not for the wee little ones. Like I said, my daughter is nine, almost ten and in my opinion, I feel it’s better suited for kids ten and up! She loved it though and so did I! This is another win for Disney right after our other favorite new Disney movie, Cinderella. Keep the hopeful and positive movies coming Disney because our family loves it!!
XO Surviving Mommy