Happy Already In The Happiest Place On Earth
My friend Chris loves Disneyland. Loves, loves LOVES Disneyland. He’s the kind of still-in-love with Disneyland that makes it even more magical to be there with him. Ask him what was the best job he ever had and he’ll tell you about taking a job bartending at the Disneyland hotel once a month just so he could say he worked there. Plus he got to the park for free, of course.
Once he was in the park with a woman he had been dating for a while. When she called Tomorrowland, “Space Town”, a cold chill of foreboding sped up his spine. He shook it off, albeit reluctantly. He took the high road, thinking maybe she just wasn’t experiencing the magic in the right context. So he took her to see the lamp above the fire station on Main Street, which is lit all the time now like an eternal flame in tribute to Walt Disney. You see, when “Uncle Walt” was alive, they would light the lamp to indicate he was in the park, so everyone could be on their best behavior. However, as Chris was laying down this insanely cool piece of trivia for her, disaster struck. “And over there is the lamp that used to be lit when Walt was in the park”, he offered.
To which she replied, “Walt who”?
Chris, ever the gentleman, spared her the embarrassment of breaking up with her right then and there on Main Street. But the relationship was over.
When he met and fell in love with my dear friend Tiffany, she was blissfully unaware of how high the stakes were. But their love was sealed for all eternity while they were way back in line for the Pirates of The Caribbean ride. Chris turned to her and said, “I may have to marry you if you can tell me what’s written on the sign above the loading area”. Without missing a beat, she turned to him and said smoothly, “Lafitte’s Landing”.
They just tied the knot this August.
See how much Chris loves Disneyland? SO MUCH.