Hello and welcome back to my blog. As you may have noticed I haven’t posted much, this is due to not have PLP for an entire quarter. But now I’m back and this first post is about one of my favourite topics. Disney. To understand what we talked about you need to know a bit about our current project. We are learning about post WWII leading to now. We are also working with the Deep Cove Heritage Society to help build up their archives by interviewing people who have lived in the cove the majority of their lives and creating a podcast episode. With studying post WWII we are mainly looming at the 50’s when a certain happiest place on earth was built.
During Friday’s class we did a couple things. We showcased our school year as a ride or roller coaster, we learned about the building of Disneyland and of Disney productions, we then split into groups and compared certain rides from the 50’s till now. And finally we watched the trailer for Disney opening back up this year.
While watching this I noticed that some people who were interviewed mentioned how Walt’s light was still on and I decided that in this post I will tell you all of my favourite Disney story.
In Disneyland, above the fire hall building in Main Street is an apartment, Walt and his family would live there from time to time. Whenever he was staying at the apartment he would turn on the lamp at the window to let the people visiting the park know he’s there. When he died, the cast members turned it off. The next morning, the cast members went to work to find the lamp on. The lamp was turned on by itself mysteriously. The lamp never turned off and never went out. It is believed that Walt’s spirit is connected to this lamp.
I don’t know what it is about this story but it gives me so much joy whenever I walk past it when I travel to Disneyland. I hope you enjoyed this post and stay tuned for more.