France – Disney Paris!

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” – Peter Pan

 

Hey friends!

So, probably the most exciting part of my visit to Paris was the day we spent in Disney! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we went to Disney. In France. It was amazing. They were classy enough to have police men on horses. How cool is that??

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The whole place was decorated for Springtime, completely colorful, flowery, and generally joyful (as Disney is!). We literally could not contain our excitement when we were there.

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Our first stop was the Laser Blast ride! We took down the evil Emperor Zurg, and a bunch of other alien creature toys, and saved cute little three-eyed green aliens, and other such important tasks in space.

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Next stop was Space Mountain (Mission 2). I honestly don’t really enjoy coasters, so this ride was slightly traumatic for me. However, I think in the end it was worth it. I survived! So, that was good.

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One thing about Disneyland is navigating during a parade. Most of the time, you would rather just stop and watch. They’re always fun! However, when you don’t have a ton of time, and you have a lot planned, you will struggle a lot to weave through the crowds when the parade has started. Parades draw crowds. I would definitely suggest watching at least one parade during your visit. They’re fun, and you will see lots of characters all at once!

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And of course the castle is always a great photo opportunity!

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A couple in our group decided to get Mickey ears! We were all really excited to be there!

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After that, we headed towards Adventureland!

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My favorite part of our visit was definitely when we met Peter Pan! Sure, we waited in line for quite a while, but it was definitely worth it. Peter Pan and Hook were a delight! Seeing them interact with the kids in front of us was adorable. It’s definitely worth the wait to meet the characters!

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We couldn’t pass up one of the most well-known rides of Disney. So, after meeting Peter and Hook, we headed over to It’s a Small World and waited for our boat ride through the tunnels of creepy animatronic dolls.

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Guys, Mu-shoes. Brilliant.

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When we went into the castle, we found some really neat stained glass that told the story of Sleeping Beauty!

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Fun fact for you: the Haunted Mansion ride in Paris is called Phantom Manor!

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We also took a train ride while we were there. It was great!

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After all of that, we hopped over to Disney Studios!

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The Tram Tour was actually really fun! There were explosions involved!

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Turns out, there are a few rides in Paris that we don’t have in America. One of those is Crush’s Coaster! This one was about as intense, maybe slightly more so than Space Mountain. I would not say that I enjoyed it a lot just because, like I said before, I don’t enjoy coasters. However, my group said it was an awesome ride, so in this case, don’t listen to my opinion, listen to theirs. According to them, it was an amazing ride!

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Never miss the chance to ride in the teapots!

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And my personal favorite (because of nostalgia, it’s a long story), the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. This is a great one. It was different here in Paris than in Florida. There’s a little bit of a drop before the simple floating through animatronic-filled tunnels.

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Disney is the happiest place on earth, I am convinced. I had a wonderful day at Disney, and despite missing some adventures I could have had in Paris, I regret nothing. I don’t think it’s possible for me to regret a day in Disney. It’s a wonderful place.

Thanks for reading!

Sincerely,

Kirsten

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