Saturday, July 02, 2016

"The Best Part of Man's Life Is His Childhood"

"From Main Street, U.S.A. and Frontierland 'as [the Western City] would have looked years ago,' with its 'colorful tramways, pulled by horses [that] traverse the main streets; outmoded taxis; affable, smiling policemen turn around, seemingly having just jumped out of a very old film; and just over there is a store where they sell everything from "revolvers" to bags of gold, gifts, and cowboy hats.' He then boards the train 'through a desert where skeletons and Indians look at you with their dead stares' before disembarking to get his ticket for the Mark Twain Riverboat and travel down the giant Mississippi River, remarking 'the ship is terrific, the river formidable.'"

Menachem Butler in Tablet discusses Elie Wiesel, who died today, on a 1957 trip to Disneyland.

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