Art Notes

When Thom and I were growing up there was not a year that went by that our father did not spirit us away from the little town we lived in to go and visit the “Happiest Place on Earth”, Disneyland. Dad truly loved the magic kingdom and retained a childlike wonderment at the thought of going to the park. He even kept a Disney map in his car’s glove box to be used, I suppose, if he ever became lost in his general travels and unintentionally ended up on “Mister Toad’s Wild Ride”. Over the decades since that time and the creation of those memories neither Thom nor I lost our enthusiasm for Disneyland or the singularly wonderful adventures it offers. It is equally certain that most of those once smitten with their time under the spell cast by “Walt’s Imagineers” never lose their desire to return.

As Disneyland celebrates its 60th Anniversary it is with great pride and lightness of heart that we at the Thomas Kinkade Studios celebrate the park’s history and the anniversary of Walt Disney’s monumental achievement in art and entertainment. With each passing year Disneyland renews itself and inspires new generations of “Mouseketeers” all with their own treasured family memories. Join us, as we all once again walk down Main Street U.S.A.® listening to the joyful harmonies to the “Dapper Dans” and anticipating a visit to Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, the symbolic heart of this magic kingdom. Once there, it will be on to Fantasyland® and all that Walt Disney envisioned and which now lies beyond. Watch out for my father; he may be still be laughingly lost on “Mister Toad” and heading for his own explosive way out! We joyfully congratulate all of the dreamers who have made Disneyland a reality for these last 60 years and I sincerely thank you and all those who still have a child inside their heart for sharing the light.

Title: Disneyland® 60th Anniversary
Painted: 2015
Published: 2015
Style: Chiaroscuro
Classification: Thomas Kinkade Studios
Subject Location: Anaheim, California

Genre: Disney Art, Memories, New Releases, Summer Destinations, Thomas Kinkade Studios

Tags: Anaheim, California, Castle, Dapper Dans, Disney, Disney Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Main Street, Firetruck, Horse, Mickey Mouse, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Trolley

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