Magical is THE only way to describe Disneyland Paris.
On our third day in Paris we checked out of our (relatively speaking) posh hotel in the city centre and rode the train out to the Val d’Europe stop near Disney. It was a fairly long walk to the hotel. The thought when we booked the hotel was that since we splurged on the hotel in the city centre, we would stay cheaper for the next couple nights and not at a resort hotel.
The hotel didn’t have AC which I suppose since it was September it wouldn’t be needed but it would have been nice to have some air flow without opening the balcony doors at night. One morning it also didn’t have hot water…that’s a little more needed in my opinion.
Anyways the plan was to go to Disneyland for one full day the next day so the evening we arrived there we checked out a massive indoor and outdoor mall.
Keeping with our tradition of shopping at a Primark whenever possible like we did in Ireland and Boston. I bought a new workout shirt for less than €5, can’t beat it.
We bought some groceries from a grocery store too and went back to the room to cook up a meal at 11pm, another late dinner for us.
Next morning was when the hot water didn’t work so our morning started later than expected. There was a free shuttle bus that picked up from our hotel and a couple others and dropped us off outside the main Disneyland entrance.
We bought the special Mini 1 day ticket so we could see both Walt Disney Studios and Disney Park. We bought the tickets on the Disneyland Paris website and from what I gather certain days you can buy the Mini pass which cost us $78 per person but that the price varies depending on the time of year. We printed the tickets out at the hotel.
We spent 4 hours at each of the two parks and ate overpriced but delicious food for lunch and dinner.
Really recommend ridinf Crush Coaster, the Nemo themed ride. You sit in a turtle shell and throughout the coaster you go up, down, forward, backwards and spin. That was probably my favorite ride.
At night was the light show on the castle. Check out the video I made of the spectacular show on YouTube. The video is 5 minutes long but the show itself is really closer to 20 minutes, it’s a must see if you visit Disneyland.
After the castle show it is a crazy packed walk out to the exit, but a few gift shops still open? Don’t mind if we shop some more.