What’s better than a field trip to Disneyland on St.Patrick’s Day with your Catholic School

tumblr_lq1sclHCRA1qf6jy9o1_1280I grew up in Southern California during the 1960’s and went to Catholic School with my brothers for 7 years. Each year on St. Patrick’s Day we were able to attend a school sponsored field trip and went to Disneyland with our lay teachers, Nuns and Priests for a day of fun.

Many things have changed today in schools – but attending Disneyland as a child with your teacher was a lot of fun.  I especially remember the Nuns (ours were from Ireland, and belonged to the Sisters of Charity) riding the attractions in their habits.

I am not sure – if we had the park to ourselves, or if the general public was also allowed in; but a good time was had by all. Those were great childhood memories that I will never forget.



About Poisematters

Lori is a recognized Protocol and Etiquette expert who received her training in 1997 from The Protocol School of Washington. Lori is certified and trained in International and Corporate Protocol and Etiquette instruction. Lori began her career with the Disneyland Resort in 1975 and has over 40 years of service with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. In 2001, Lori Dominguez received the Orange County Tourism Council's Service Excellence award in the area of accommodations (Hotels). Lori continues teaching workshops on Protocol & Etiquette to local schools in Southern California including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman University. She enjoys Fashion, blogging, being a dog mom, loves social media and travel. Her family includes two grown sons; a husband who is a high school biology teacher; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog.
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5 Responses to What’s better than a field trip to Disneyland on St.Patrick’s Day with your Catholic School

  1. Cindy Holmes says:

    We definitely had the park to ourselves for “Catholic School Day”. It was always one pf the best of the year.

    • Poisematters says:

      Thank you Cindy – I have great memories of you and I in sixth grade riding the Peoplemover and Matterhorn attractions just the two of us. We really had a good times; thanks for following my blog. I also remember visiting the Candy Palace on Main Street and buying rock candy on the way out of the park?

      • I just found this blog, and YES, I remember the Candy Palace. I bought the colorful, round, swirly lollipops instead of the rock candy. My mom would sew cute matching tops and capris for me to wear each year. Go St. Brigid’s and the Sisters of St. Joseph! What wonderful memories.

  2. Catherine Searight says:

    So happy you remember those happy times.

  3. Poisematters says:

    Reblogged this on Poise Matters and commented:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2014 – this story first ran last year, enjoy.
    – Lori

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