Disneyland Paris | Ticking Off Disney Theme Parks One by One
It already goes without saying that I love Disney with a passion. I know the songs, have memorized a few scripts at heart, and usually belt out their songs while in the shower or alone in the car. Yes, friends, I hold concerts in my car sometimes and my window’s tint does nothing to hide it.
I’m also incredibly fortunate to be a Disney Princess on some weekends. So far, I’ve unlocked characters of Elsa, Aurora, Anna, and my personal favorites, Jasmine and Belle. A friend also suggested I audition for Disneyland Paris …
Anyway, I digress. If you don’t know me that well, I tend to do that a lot.
As I was saying, I love Disney. I’ve made it a mission to visit all its theme parks around the world. So far, I’ve ticked off the ones in California, Hong Kong, and Paris. I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
Our trip to Disneyland Paris wasn’t exactly a great one though. Aside from the gloomy weather, we weren’t aware that our train tickets didn’t include the town Disneyland was in.
Here’s the shocker: Locals and tourists caught with the wrong ticket have to pay a hefty fine of 50 Euros/person.
Guess which couple spent 100 Euros even before entering the theme park? Yup, we did.
Vergs was pretty determined in making sure we weren’t too bummed though. God bless him, I seriously have the most amazing husband ever. He knew how much I love Disneyland so he wanted us to have a positive experience — fine or no fine.
The first show of our day was the Cars show. We were a little troubled at first because we thought most of the shows would be in French — lovely to listen to, but impossible for us to understand. We didn’t have anything to worry about though. The hosts talked in both English and French.
Visiting Disneyland Paris during winter has its own set of pros and cons. One of the pros is we scored cheaper tickets than usual, since winter’s considered an off season. However, the disadvantage was that we weren’t able to get the full Disneyland experience. A few attractions were closed for repairs and maintenance. Then again, it wasn’t such a big deal. We had just visited Disneyland California a few months back anyway. Also, the lack of crowds meant there was practically no waiting time for any of the open attractions. Vergs and I hate waiting, so it all worked out in the end. Yay!
We pretty much took our time just walking around both themeparks. We would’ve left earlier, had I not wanted to see the Night Parade. Seriously, guys. You can’t go to Disneyland and miss out on the Night Parade. You just can’t! It’s downright wrong!
I don’t care how old I am. I’m always going to have tears in my eyes every time I witness the parade live.