Fun Find Friday
November 13, 2015
Location: Adventureland, Dsneyland
The history of Disneyland is extremely unique. There
are so many stories that are shared about the creation of the park
from various Imagineers, guests, and clips from Walt Disney himself.
However, back in 1955, a different story was told that over time was
forgotten. The story revolves around Patrick Begorra.
Who is Patrick Begorra? While Walt and his team were
busy creating ideas for the park, Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto
set off to the orange groves to scout out the area. While on their
travels they met Patrick. Patrick isn't like most humans mainly due
to the fact that he's not a human at all. He's a leprechaun.
Mickey and the gang explained to Patrick their idea
of what Disneyland would be like and he loved the idea so much he
decided to help them make way for this magnificent project with one
small exception: he wanted a house within this magic kingdom. Mickey
and his friends agreed.
The story became so popular that in 1955 Little
Golden Book was created entitled, Little Man of Disneyland.
Unfortunately, as time went on the story of Patrick was forgotten
and most who had heard the story weren't sure if the stories were
actually true. However, this is a magical kingdom we are talking
This year, on the 60th anniversary of Disneyland a
house was rediscovered near the entrance to Indiana Jones. The house
belongs to none other than Patrick Begorra who, with his leprechaun
powers, brings a little bit of magic to those who stop by to visit:
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