Disneyland Paris, Paris
Disneyland Paris is an artificial leisure time paradise for all children.
This known enjoyment installation is placed 32 km from Paris off and has a size of 1950 ah.
In the middle of this magic country, you can see the fairy-tale palace.
This magic empire has four provinces:
The children, but also the adults, can have much fun here.
The temples of the death of Indiana Jones
The adventures' playground Pirates' Beach
The Aqua shows Crescendo
The Disney's Parade around the world
The Electrical Parade with millions little lamps
In numerous stores, all is to be had, which belong to the Disney universe.
Many restaurants, cafes and hotels, are placed here.
It is a whole panorama of American architecture, with an in period style dressed up personnel.
The visitors wander here like in film scenery.
If you have some extra time, do visit Disneyland Paris. It can easily be reached by public transportation. Take the train RER A towards Marne-la-Vallee.
There are two parks: Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios. To see it all, you will need 3 to 4 days.
Find out more on their website and watch my travelogue of my last visit to the park.
If you've spend enough time in Paris you can visit Disneyland for 1-2 days. Actually one day is too short and 2 days too long. But with the recently opened new park right next to Disneyland, you can spend your 2 days very good. Visiting Disneyland is esp. nice when you have kids or you want to have some cool rides yourself. However don't go there in the summer season, because the parc is too crowded. Best time to visit would be Beginning of June or September.
I believe that during the summer season you can visit Disneyland in the evening for a reduced price. This is really worth it's money since during the evening hours Disneyland is not as crowded as during daytime!
DISNEY is my idol. He has been since many many years ago when I first visited Disney World.
Why? Because he's a man of vision. A person who has brilliantly translated his ideas & imagination into unmeasurable pleasure for millions of people in this world. What is success? To me it's the ability to make others & yourself happy. And indeed, Walt has done this not only in his lifetime but after as well. So, my utter respect for his ingenuity, courage & work!
WALTER ELIAS DISNEY (Dec. 5, 1901 - Dec. 15, 1966): A man of vision & imagination. Imagination that translated ideas from a pencil into THE WALT DISNEY WORLD & THE MAGIC KINGDOM, THE L.A. DISNEYLAND, TOKYO DISNEYLAND & EURO DISNEYLAND! These therefore equals miracles!
This is a place for you to relax after reading up some much history & culture on Parisian museums & cathedrals. Just walk around & marvel at the new American buildings were like being at home. Good place to be at when you miss home; may even meet someone from home ;-). Hopefully not your ex... hahaha...
It felt different in this part of the world... I don't quite know how to describe but I felt happiest when I was in Disneyworld, Orlando. Most people seemed to enjoy their time; American adults can be childlike whenever they'd like to. But, the French is slightly different... culture does play a part, I suppose?
Disney Land Paris, is probably dissappointing if you have been to any of the other Disney Resorts in the USA. You simply cannot compare it to the larger and more exciting developments across the pond. However, having said that Disney Land Paris still provides a fun packed day with kids. I went in 2002 with my friend who was originally going to take his misses, but as it turned out she couldnt go - so he took me instead! What fun!
Disneyland Paris offers a lot of shows to visit and they are worth while. My favorite was the Tarzan Encounter, a jungle themed show in the Chaparral Theatre. This show is a half hour acrobatic musical of the Disney Tarzan story. There are some similarities to Tarzan Rocks, but The Encounter is different. In Tarzan Rocks the acrobatics are on roller blades and the show is longer. In The Encounter the show is acrobatic dancing (without wheels) into which the discovery of the baby, a little of Tarzan's life, the encounter with the Porter expedition, and a musical score (mostly in French) is interwoven.
We also visited the show "Winnie the Pooh and Friends, too". We witnessed all of Christopher Robin's imaginary universe in the setting of "One Hundred Acre Wood". Through the show, we reliveD the thousand and one adventures of Winnie the Pooh, surrounded by all his friends, in search of his favourite treat, honey.
The main "Wonderful World of Disney" Parade happens every day at 4pm and lasts for half an hour. This is not a bad time to make for the most popular rides, but if you have kids like I do they will no doubt force you to press against the barriers for the ultimate Disney event. One of the best vantage spots is on the queuing ramp for It's a Small World, right by the gates through which the floats appear. From here, the parade progresses, very slowly, to Town Square. The best seating is in front of the Fantasyland Castle, one of the points where the floats stop and the characters put on a performance. The parade floats represent all the top box-office Disney movies – Dumbo, Snow White, Cinderella, Pinocchio, The Jungle Book, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Hercules, with Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck making an appearance. Everyone waves and smiles, and characters on foot shake hands with the kids who've managed to get to the front.
Before I booked the trip to Disneyland Paris with my kids I realized that my daughter Iris had her birthday right at the time we were there. So tell me ... how could I not arrange this magical way to enjoy her big day? So I booked the birthday cake for Iris. Please note: When you arrive at your hotel or in the Disney Parks, please reserve your birthday cake for a specific time and place (subject to restaurant's capacity)!
But anyway we join our host, Pat E. Cake, for a happy, fun-filled celebration featuring music, merriment, laughter and cake decorating — with a special appearance by Mickey and Minnie Mouse and all their Disney friends. This is so worth it, it's amazing and Iris loved it so much. She got to spend time with lots of Disney characters all to herselves to take many pictures, recieve autographs et cetera. Onbe word for this ... fantasic. We ate the birthday included a drink with diner and sang happy birthday. We had ours in Mickeys diner and had a fantastic holiday and this just made our day!
At 25 kilometers of the city of Paris you will find Disneyland Paris. And ever since the opening of Space Mountain and the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, Disneyland Paris has a variety of good fear-and-thrill rides. There are a much wider variety of things to do than at a funfair or ordinary theme park too, and many of the sets are incredibly detailed. The complex is divided into three areas: Disneyland Park, the original Magic Kingdom, with most of the big rides; Walt Disney Studios Park, a more technology-based attempt to recreate the world of cartoon film-making, along with a few rides; and Disney Village and the hotels, where you can eat and sleep if you're determined to see both the other attractions. For all the omnipresent Americana, occasional French elements do creep through: science-fiction writer Jules Verne appears in a couple of Discoveryland rides; Sleeping Beauty's Castle is based on an illustration in the medieval manuscript Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry; and there's a faintly discernible French slant to some of the cinema-themed attractions in Walt Disney Studios. Otherwise, that's about it and the food throughout the resort is almost all Stateside fare. That said, the commentaries or scripts in the more theatrical attractions are almost always in French, though there are sometimes disappointing translated summaries displayed on a caption board, and, in the most audience-focused attractions, you'll always find an English-language headset to don.
DisneyLand....you simply have to visit DisneyLand when your in Paris...for all the little kids in us. Disneyland Paris is more aimed for little kids, but there's plenty of Adult rides, such as Space Mountain which is a defiante must...just drooling about it now. Indiana Jones and Big Thunder Mountain are the really only ones that are fast enough and enjoyable. To see it all spend a day there...it's very amusing and i swear it will bring the little kid inside you alive again.
Visit Disneyland Paris on the travelogue !
If there you can’t be The King – it’s Mickey mouse – at least you can be a child – it’s better. Don’t fight back – just relax and let your child comes up. If I were a poet… see how wonderful is the name of the castle: CHÂTEAU DE LA BELLE AU BOIS DORMANT. (if Disney had been built in 1968, McCartney won’t say only “Michelle ma belle…”). Of course this chateau is not the most lovable chateau in France, but if you're a child inside, I will all so love this one.
Catch the areas of transition between themed areas in the park. The fort has some rooms and a walking path. The mixture of eras in the rooms can be overlooked, but those who really know their American History may be amused.