Disneyland Paris

May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016 Hilary

Disneyland Paris

#DisneylandparisI love Disneyland! I really do and I’m not embarrassed to admit it! There’s a reason they call it the Happiest Place On Earth! Lucky for me, we’ve often (okay too many times to count) had the good fortune to visit the parks in Southern California as well as a one time visit to Walt Disney World, but I’d always wondered what it would be like to visit an international Disney park.

#DisneylandparisA few years ago during a trip to Paris my wish came true! Not only did we get to visit Disneyland Paris, but it happened to be the Park’s 20th anniversary while we were there, so that was an added bonus!

Getting There:

Disneyland Paris is located about 20 miles from Paris and is easily accessible from the city by train, car, shuttle bus and express train. All of these options are listed on the Disneyland Paris website.

Impressions:

#DisneylandparisConsidering we had only one incredibly rainy day to spend at the park I was surprised at how much we were able to see. Though at first look everything seemed somewhat familiar there are definitely differences.

The first and most obvious difference is that many of the rides have French names and a lot of the signage is also in French. However, it’s important to note, that even though we don’t speak French this didn’t impact our visit in any way!

#DisneylandparisDue to its more northern location the weather isn’t as sunny or hot as the Original Disneyland. The rainy weather and forest like environment reminded me a lot of Seattle. The  cooler weather and lack of palm trees wasn’t a negative, but it definitely gave the park a unique feel when compared to Walt Disney World and Disneyland in SoCal which are both located in warm weather locations.

One of the things I’ve always loved about Disneyland is its ability to appeal to people of all ages and though there were quite a few family friendly attractions I did feel that some of the rides were a little more intense than their counterparts in the Original Disneyland Park.

Attractions!

Similar to other Disney properties, Disneyland Paris has multiple parks. Disneyland Park featuring Fantasy Land, Main Street, Discovery Land, Adventure Land and Frontier land and Walt Disney Studios Park featuring Toon Studio, Front Lot, Production Courtyard, and Back Lot.

Alice’s Curious Labyrinth: Follow in the Footsteps of Alice

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Casey Jr. – le Petit Train du Cirque

 

It’s a Small World

 

La Galerie de la Belle au Bois Dormant

 

Sleeping Beauty Castle & La Tanière du Dragon: a Fallen Legend

 

Phantom Manor

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Pirates of the Caribbean

 

Space Mountain: Mission 2: Recharged to Fire You Even Further

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Big Thunder Mountain: The Wildest Ride in the West

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Toon Studio

 

We had a lovely day at the park and I’m glad we went, but for now I think I’ll stick with the original Disneyland, it’s a little closer to home!

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Hilary

I love to travel & explore the world both near and far! I do my best to make the most out of life each and everyday! I have two boys and wherever I go, they go! This means they are, at the ages of 9 and 15, world travelers and all around go along guys! There isn’t anywhere I can’t take them! It is my hope this blog will be a way to share the fun things I’ve learned while on our many adventures together!

Comments (4)

  1. I used to live near Paris Disneyland and always wondered why on earth it was built there – it’s in an area known for wind and poor weather. In comparison to any of the US parks it must be a disappointment! I must admit I’m not a big fan of Disney or theme parks in general but if I were to be persuaded, I’d definitely make USA a priority. Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Paris park but I’m not surprised you’ll stick to home in future! Thanks for linking to #AllAboutFrance

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