Friday, July 12, 2013
Lost Parents at Disneyland
As an adult, I sometimes enjoy getting lost. Often, the result is that I discover something new that I previously would not have stumbled upon. For a child though, getting lost can be devastating. Kudos to Walt and Team for adding a bit of fun to this scary situation, and somewhat lessening the horror that a child might experience when their parents are nowhere to be found...especially at a theme park where there is a sea of unknown people surrounding you. This September 1959 photo shows the original "Lost Parents" sign that hung outside of City Hall in Town Square. Those stupid parents!
And a contemporary shot from 2008 showing the Darlings from "Peter Pan," who now represent the confused parents that managed to lose their children:
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