I was reading some threads here and started wondering how we all found out about this Disneyworld (or disneyland) place.
For me it was a mix of two things. When I was young, I remember being bored on holiday in Wales (nothing wrong with Wales, plenty wrong with me being a sulky bored kid) and morning TV came on with roland the rat and they were doing a special from in front of the Magic Kingdom Castle. It looked so fantastic that I couldn't believe it was a real place.
Years later a company I was working at hired cars/drivers for their execs and I always seemed to get the same guy who started talking about how he worked as a driver all year just to take his grandchildren to Disney. He started bringing photos to show me and on one trip back from Manchester Airport after a particularly long and awful business trip, he played his video from the last trip. I remember seeing illuminations and thinking ok, I've just GOT to go see that.
I've been back every time I possibly can ever since