Monday, June 6, 2011

Disneyland Paris - Day 1

Is there anything more fun than spending a day in Disneyland Paris?  Yes: That would be spending 2 days, which my family and I were lucky enough to do this last April thanks to the kind people at Disneyland Paris. 

It's almost a required part of our trips to France to visit Disneyland because when you are in Paris with kids it's close enough for driving, or you can take a short train to Marne-La-Valle for the day.  Of course they also have several hotel properties that are nice to return to after a long day in the parks.  There is also a shuttle available to take you there straight from the airport.

View from top of Alice's Labyrinth:

My favorite ride:  Astroblasters, aka Buzz Lightyear's Lazer Blast. 

After the millions of times we have ridden this, I still can't tell where my laser is pointing...

What kids doesn't love getting to drive the car themselves at Autopia?

Disneyland always has great parades with beautifully costumed dancers and special characters appearing. 
While we were watching this parade my daughter's tooth fell out. She was so excited!

Ariel and Prince Erik say, "Salut."

The Storybook Boats have a really cool entry with a giant book a rotating circular walkway to load people into the boats (like the Grizzly River Run at Disney California Adventure in the States).

SO CUTE- Wall-E and EVA..

We love the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland Paris- it goes under the water and has with fun dips and turns. 

A "Princess moment" with Tiana:

At Disneyland Paris the Indiana Jones attraction is a rollercoaster that loops upside down.  Whee!

We also rode Star Tours with its French-speaking pilot robot who says my favorite line of the attraction in his tin-y little voice,  "Vitesse...Lumiere!!!"  We saw Captain EO, took several turns on it's a small world...It's amazing how you go, go, go when you visit the park- it doesn't even feel like it, but once we were all in the car at the end of the day I think it only took 5 minutes and both girls were nodding off. 

Tomorrow- Walt Disney Studios Park

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