**This post was supposed to auto post Wednesday. And it didn’t. And then I was like “shoot… we’re home now, so I’m not allowed to post Disneyland posts anymore.” And then I was all “I’m the boss of my blog, and if I still feel high on Disneyland Magic, I can do whatever the fluff I want.” Celebrate if you must. Or skip it. But if you read it, you’re guaranteed to learn something new. Unless you have an unlimited knowledge of the Magic Kingdom.
This is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Disneyland. Sleeping Beauty’s Castle.
Or maybe it’s juicy turkey legs the size of your face.
Or maybe it’s a churro. (Also referred to as a death stick. It has the 3 things that will ruin me: Gluten, Sugar, and Cinnamon.)
But it’s probably the castle.
Homegirl’s castles design was based on that of Neuschwanstein, a real Bavarian castle.
Neuschwanstein Castle exemplifies the ideals and desires of Ludwig II. The castle was designed as a retreat, where the king used to escape into his poetic world. The pictures in the palace were inspired by the operas of Richard Wagner, for whom the King built this palace as homage. The pictures on the walls of the palace represent love, salvation, repentance and guilt. The Swan is the important leitmotif of the interiors of this palace. Swan was the heraldic animal of Schwangau. It is also the symbol of purity in Christianity.
TLDR of that paragraph: the symbols of Ludwigizzle line up with the tale of The Cold G-Ride Bouncer: Aurora.
The Castle itself isn’t any bigger than a 2 story building. It’s an illusion, Michael. They use forced perspective to
trick illusion you into thinking it’s so tall. The bricks get smaller and smaller the closer to the top it gets.
Make it pink.
Make it blue.
As much as I love Disneyland, I’m happier than a dead pig in the sunshine to be home.
And I’ll have normal blog posts for you on Monday.