"Welcome to the magic kingdom of Disneyland.We're sorry that the weather is not more pleasant but you can still find much to see and do here."
- Disneyland Rainy Day Announcement, featuring Jack Wagner
|Clearly, Eric is just as inspired by the rain as I am!|
Never being caught in a Disneyland rainstorm before then, I'm willing to guess that my curiosity blossomed while tilting my head back and being lulled by the swinging rain boot-clad feet of the glamorously carefree Teddi Barra as she took the spotlight during 'Singin' in The Rain' during the Country Bear Vacation Hoedown. In fact, just thinking about her makes me pretty cheerful, myself! Or, perhaps, I was charmed from the several lucky viewings I had already enjoyed of the Water Birds episode from the Walt Disney's True Life Adventures series. Either way, I knew Mr. Disney's park transformed into a different world during the rainfall and I longed to be there just as much as I would on a sunny day. Some things never change...
|Here, Eric takes a page from Goofy's book |
and demonstrates what happens when
you do NOT properly prepare for the
rain on a visit to Disneyland. We've
learned since 2005, of course.
Something about the rain falling onto Disneyland accentuates the life it has taken on all by itself, despite being created by human hands some 57 years ago. It gives it life, depth and peace. It is one of few instances where the marriage of our every day reality and the escapism that Disneyland so graciously lends to us is not only comforting, but simply beautiful. What a glorious feelin'.