Friday, October 26, 2012

Disneyland Paris--It's Magic

As I mentioned, the kids would be richly rewarded for their superb abilities to manage our usual crazy sightseeing schedules, and, indeed, they were.  Our third day in Paris was at Disneyland Paris--a 1ish hour train ride (including an unscheduled delay at one stop) out of the city.  We came prepared with lanyards and pins-the souvenir from a trip to Disneyworld in Florida a few years ago, and prepared for a day of roller coasters and fun.

Disneyland was well decorated for fall--I loved all the big pumpkins everywhere.

The kids eagerly rode the Teacups, Star Wars, Space Mountain Mission 2, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, It's a Small World, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Carousel.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (or is it Dwarves?)

I thought the horses on the carousel were so beautiful

He was thrilled to ride a Star Wars ride

Lucy's hands in the air for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Roller Coaster
We also enjoyed some storybook walk through adventures that were cleverly put together.  Alice in Wonderland was a masterfully created maze complete with an evil queen ready to chop off our heads.

We took in a fun Halloween show with Mickey and all his friends.

The Parade was beautiful, with almost all of our favorite movies and characters...

although Riley thought it was odd that the Disneyland Parade in Paris did NOT include the Parisian Princess, Belle (her favorite, since Belle reads almost as much as Riley).

I only took at least a dozen pictures of the castle... Here are just a couple.

We also spent a few minutes in photo-ops with some of the Disney greats

At the end of the day, the lights were coming on and we were exhausted.  After a little more shopping, and a quick dinner at McDonalds (yup) we were on our way back to Paris.
A good day.

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