Weekly Writing Prompt #25

Walt Disney’s metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy and futurism, Disneyland, opened this week in 1955. The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, California. Today, Disneyland hosts more than 14 million visitors a year. That's a lot of dreams coming true.

We all know the classic Disney formula for stories. Simplified, you can break it down into the following parts:

Once upon a time there was ____. Every day ____. One day ____. Because of that, ____. 

Because of that, ____. Until finally ____. And they lived happily ever after.

Simple right? Through in some adventure, a meet-cute, some conflict and you have a best seller!

But for this week's prompt, I'm going to mix it up a little. You can still use the structure above and shuffle it, or take an existing Disney story and add to it or just start your own 'fairytale' where most others end. Because we all know that's never the whole story...

Thomas Kelley