The Castle at Magic Hour in Disneyland

There is nothing like walking across the bridge beneath Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland. Some people seem to think that because it’s smaller than castles at other Disney parks that it’s…

There is nothing like walking across the bridge beneath the castle at magic hour in Disneyland. Some people seem to think that because Sleeping Beauty Castle is smaller than castles at other Disney parks that it’s lesser than them. I can’t speak from experience with those castles but I don’t believe any of them could match the charm found here at the heart of Walt Disney’s original Magic Kingdom.

I feel like a child when I look up at these golden spires. I feel like anything is possible. I feel like there is good in this world worth celebrating, worth holding onto, worth fighting for.

When I look at this castle, my imagination runs wild and I am inspired with the audacity of hope to take up my sword and conquer the Maleficent dragons in my life, those fears that try to keep me from pursuing my dreams. Inspiration and hope can do that. They can bolster your courage to the point of boldness and downright tenacity.

This castle has stood here for nearly sixty years inspiring men and women of all ages, races, nationalities and creeds, trying to reconnect them with their wide eyed, unblemished youth so that they’ll dream again.

Sleeping Beauty Castle at Magic Hour in Disneyland

About Matt Hansen

Matt is a photographer and designer based in San Diego. When he’s not working, he's charting his next adventure over coffee or craft beer.
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  1. Matthew, I always love reading your comments! I find what you say very inspirational! You’re a kindred spirit. Just wanted to say thanks to all of you for the wonderful Disneyland photos. I come to this site every day to see what’s new and to get my daily dose of the most magical place on earth! Keep up the fantastic work!

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    1. Thanks, Steve! I really appreciate you sharing that and we’re glad to have you join us every day! I try to write something of value whenever I post; I can’t stand the idea of filling the air with something I don’t mean or missing an opportunity to encourage someone. Sometimes the writing takes as long as the photo but I think it’s worth it in the end. We all just need a boost sometimes and to know that we’re not alone.

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