Seeing Old Memories Through New Eyes

If you ever went to Disneyland or Disney World as a child, then you know it’s the Happiest Place on Earth. When I was little, we used to make a trek to Disney World every single year until I moved across the country when I was six. I was very young for the trips, but I still remember a lot about them- the hotels we stayed in for a week at a time, the day & a half long road trip to get there, and all of the magic that awaited me once we arrived at the park!

I never lost that memory of the magic, but when I brought my own son to Disneyland for the first time last year I discovered a whole new kind of magic. Instead of being fascinated by the characters or the rides that make you feel like you’re flying, I was captivated by how he saw everything. Every time he saw a new ride with a character he knew from movies he grinned wide. He was amazed when he sat in an elephant & soared above the park, and he couldn’t get enough of the parade, where he saw Mickey Mouse himself!

We had such a blast last year that we just had to go again this year, and it was even more magical this time. I saw so many of my old memories sparking back to life, but this time it was through his eyes.

When I was a kid, my Dad used to get me a figurine for each ride we went on and every show or exhibit we saw. I still have those figurines today, and although they’ve gotten a bit beaten up over the years, my son actually plays with them regularly.

They don’t have those anymore, at least not at Disneyland, but I found these little guys in the gift shop. They aren’t exactly the same {they come three to a pack & what characters are inside are a surprise} but they brought back major memories! I plan on adding to my collection every time I visit the parks.

This is one of my favorite photos of my Dad & I. Now, I have a photo of my son on my fiancee’s shoulders watching the parade as well!

Being able to relive my childhood through my son’s eyes was a feeling that I can’t describe, but I can say that Disneyland truly is the happiest place on Earth!

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This post was written by Shell Fruscione, blogger at {Not Quite} Susie Homemaker. Shell lives in Las Vegas & blogs about her transition from sorority girl to mom & soon-to-be wife. You can follow her #YesMemory #PhotoADay progress on Instagram & Twitter or follow her planning for her upcoming wedding on Pinterest!


  1. My parents took me to Disney World as a 3 year old and life took a full circle when we could take my then 3 yr old daughter to Disney for the first time. Super excited as we get to soon take my son (who will turn 3 a week later) to Disney this year as well. Can’t wait to store all those memories with YesVideo on our return!