Going to Disneyland isn’t just a splurge. It’s like buying a timeshare

In early May 1992, as much of Los Angeles smoldered in an uprising known as the L.A. riots, my mother, brother and I took an impulse trip down the 5 Freeway to Disneyland. It’s a memory I recall vividly, with mixed emotions because of the events that consumed the city that week.