A couple of months back I took my little family on a trip to Disneyland and did a live hit for CKNW with THESE SECRETS to a better travel experience there. While I was researching for the trip and the feature I started to see similarities between our fair city and this singular mecca of Anaheim, California (no offense meant to the Ducks or the Angels!), so I took it upon myself to document them in order to share them with you here on the blog.
In no particular order, here are 9 ways traits that Disneyland shares with Vancouver.
1. It’s green
I actually didn’t find this out while researching but came to the realization while we were walking around that there are not only a ton of street trees in Disneyland, but nearly endless shrubbery and perennials as well. Tomorrowland – an area of the park that’s supposed to be like a glimpse into the future – actually has a mandate for sustainability and every plant in that area of the park is edible! They employ an army of horticulturists to manage all of the different plant life in the park and I imagine Tomorrowland to be one of the more interesting assignments. It remains to be seen who’ll be the Greenest City by 2020 though.
2. Politics are everywhere
Okay, not really. But they do have two city halls. One in the municipality of Toon Town (pictured right) and the other in Disneyland proper. I’m not sure who the mayor of either is but if I were a resident I’d vote for Remy, the rat from Ratatouille; he’s one of the most trustworthy talking rodents around.
3. It’s clean
Man is it clean. If you’ve ever talked to tourists who visit Vancouver you know that most of them will tell you the same, that they’re always taken aback by how clean our city is.