Tuesday, January 27, 2015

{Travel} European Vacation - Paris Day 4 Disneyland!

Day 4 in Paris and it was Christmas Day. We woke up dark and early (even the Eiffel Tower was dark) and headed over to the train station to take the RER to Disneyland Paris.  The train ride takes about 45 minutes out of town and the sun came up as we got closer to Marne-la-Vallee (the town where Disneyland Paris was built).

 

It was a little rainy and cold but that didn't dampen our spirits.
We couldn't wait to get our Disney fix!
You get off of the train and walk right over to the parks. Very easy!





We got there before opening so we had a little wait to get inside and we weren't the only ones. It was busy but once we got inside the gates it wasn't too crowded.



We had one day/two park tickets and went to Disneyland Park first.
The family wanted to try DLP's version of Space Mountain.  It's so steam punk looking, isn't it? I love roller coasters but they don't love me so I grabbed a cup of coffee while they went on the ride. Thumbs up!
Killin' it on Buzz Lightyear's Lazer Blast!
We wanted to check out as many unique to DLP attractions as we could but also visit some old favorites from our previous Disney trips.
{It's a Small World}
 {Alice's Curious Labyrinth}

 {Indiana Jones Et Le Temple De Peril}




{Phantom Manor}
Phantom Manor was a lot of fun because it's basically the exact same ride as The Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney World but in French.
Big Thunder Mountain (and the sun came out!)
{Frontier Land}
{Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing}
We had lunch at Fuente Del Oro Restaurante in Frontier Land.
Mexican food sounded like a good idea and it was.
Sleeping Beauty's Castle
{Fantasyland}
Inside the castle.
I love all of the Disney castles, it's hard to pick a favorite...Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty....
 

 

 We checked out the "merch" in the stores. Remy seemed to be the big star over there.
But Frozen was everywhere too.
After lunch we walked over to Walt Disney Studios Park.



Walt Disney Studios Park is France's version of Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida.
 
I didn't feel up to The Hollywood Tower of Terror this trip so I sat that one out.  It was cold! We're not used to going to Disney in cold weather.  I'm also not used to the smokers. It was supposed to be smoke-free but it wasn't really enforced too well. 

{Toy Story Playland}
{Ratatouille L'adventure Totalement}
We were getting cold and tired and losing our Disney gumption, what???!!
We headed over to Disney Village (like Downtown Disney) and had dinner at Planet Hollywood.
After dinner we took a few photos of Disneyland Paris all lit up at night.
 

 It was so pretty!
 Magical!
 The castle look so twinkly and icy!
 Really beautiful!

We were ready to go back to Paris. Disneyland Paris didn't feel quite like Paris or quite like Disney but it was a fun day trip and probably even more fun in warm weather. 
C'est la vie!
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8 comments:

Tamar SB said...

How cool to be there on Christmas, bet that kept the crowds down!

Love Of Quilts said...

I am keeping up with all your fun, lots of it.

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

That's pretty cool, I bet it had a different feel for certain but so neat to see the differences from Disneyworld/Disneyland! Looks like another fabulous day!

Becky said...

What a fun trip and fun to do it on Christmas day too! I can imagine it didn't seem like you were in Paris though. When you're at Disney World, you don't really feel like you're in Florida either. It's like you're in this weird Disney cocoon!

Creations By Cindy said...

I bet it was totally beautiful at Christmas with all the lights! Looks like a fun trip and I love all the pictures! I bet it is hard picking which pictures to show us isn't it? Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Carla from The River said...

Heather,
I love how you are blogging your trip. Thank you!! I have so much fun reading about it.

Carla

Jules said...

I can't believe they were actually open on Christmas. I have not been to a Disney park since I was 5, so this looks pretty fantastic to me...and get enough of all of the lights.

Dawn Gross said...

What a great way to spend Christmas!

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