Interview with Disneyland Superfan Dalia

Dalia in Disneyland's Cars Land

Dalia is a Disneyland annual passholder that runs an awesome Instagram page dedicated to all things Disney. She is also responsible for helping build an awesome group of “Disney Loving Ladies” who, through instagram messages, support each other’s content and chat about the parks, films, and more! I’ve gotten to know Dalia over the past few months, and she is always an amazing supporter of Completely Magic and myself as an artist and friend, and I’m so grateful to know her and have the opportunity to ask her about her love of Disney!

Dalia in Disneyland's magic kingdom
How long have you been visiting Disneyland?
I have been visiting Disneyland since I was seriously 2 years old. Every. Single. Year. So many times I haven’t been able to remember! I’ve gone every single year since that day and then eventually I became an annual passholder and suddenly I was there AT LEAST once a month! 

What is one of your favorite memories of being in the parks?
This is so tough! I hold lots of great memories as I’m sure a lot of people do! My super fun memories come from taking people on their first trips to Disneyland! It’s tradition to make the newbie ride front seat on Splash Mountain because they never know how bad it’s gonna hit them. Oh I almost forgot! One time on my birthday I rode Indiana Jones as my last ride of the day and naturally I had my birthday pin on, so the cast member asked me if I wanted drivers seat and naturally I said yes ’cause I’m a nerd! But after he asked me my name and I said Dalia. This man proceeds to say, “HEY EVERYBODY RIDING INDIANA JONES TONIGHT ITS PRINCESS DALIA’s BIRTHDAY” and everyone in line breaks out into the largest happy birthday I’ve ever witnessed in my life. Best day EVER.

Which Disney park would you like to visit next?
Realistically speaking, Walt Disney World! Start small ya know!

If you had to pick only one Disney film to watch for the rest of your life, which would it be?
Peter Pan or Tangled! I could sing the songs from Tangled forever!

Do you have a favorite snack in the parks?

What makes Disneyland special?
Oh gosh. Here come the water works. I know people call Disneyland or whichever park they go to “home” but for real I feel the safest in this spot. There is no happiness I feel in life like the happiness I get at Disneyland. There is NO WAY you can be present there and be sad! NO WAY! Just being there makes you happy. Everyone is so nice and the cast members will go out of there way to make your experience special and memories there last a life time.

For people who haven’t visited Disneyland yet, what are some must-do’s?

WATCH MICKEY AND THE MAGICAL MAP! Super underrated. Make sure you get on your fast pass game for all the big rides! Please spend some time on Main Street….it deserves a lot more credit than it gets. Find out what’s currently happening in the parks to get the special experiences like exclusive characters and FOOD! 

Where can we find you on social media? 
My Instagram handle is @daliadoesdisney. I will more than likely try to become your best friend and I’m super nice (for the most part 😉 so shoot me a message! Tata for now 😉 

I want to extend a massive thank you to Dalia for answering my questions and bringing more West Coast Disney park flair to the Completely Magic blog. Please go check out her Instagram for more amazing photos and stories from Disneyland!

Hannah Bouchard is the co-creator for Completely Magic.


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