Zacharie visited Disneyland last month with his grandparents. His first visit. When he came home and showed me his autograph book, and as I flipped through the photos my parents had taken, I realized how little things have changed in nearly 40 years at the happiest place on earth.
It’s a land caught in time.
Cameras, on the other hand, have vastly improved. I still have the scrapbook that my grandmother made for that visit in 1975. She hand wrote a diary for me every night explaining what she did and saved everything from the airline ticket receipt to motel pamphlets. You can read part of that original diary here.
You can see more of his first visit to Disneyland at Babble.
Here’s a side-by-side look at at Disney then and now from my trip and Zacharie’s.