Redeeming trip to Disneyland decades later

  • 31 Aug - 06 Sep, 2019
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Mag Files

The Happiest Place on Earth is in the business of making dreams come true – even if those dreams come 30 years later! Tamia Richardson was 14 years old when she visited California’s Disneyland for the first time in 1985. Her inaugural trip couldn’t have come at a better time, as the beloved park was celebrating its 30th anniversary. During her visit, Richardson, who lives in Sherwood Park, Canada, won a special free entry pass allowing her to return to the park whenever she wanted for a cost-free day of fun. Three decades later, the Disney fan finally put the unique prize to good use on a special girls’ trip with her mom, sister and daughters Maren, 17, and Mia, 15. Tamia tells People she’d had the ticket in the back of her mind for years, but wasn’t exactly sure where she’d stored it. When she finally found it tucked between photos in a box of mementos, she knew it was time to bring her girls to California for a day of family fun – as long as the ticket was still valid.