We were able to travel to Paris both on our way to our Disney Mediterranean Cruise and while we vacationed in London. While most people would say that they couldn’t miss seeing the Eiffel Tower while traveling to Paris, my trip wouldn’t have been complete without spending a few days at Disneyland Paris!
Disneyland Paris is a good cross between Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California. While there are some major flaws with Disneyland Paris, it is a fun place to go if you are a fan of all things Disney.
Here are my five favorite things about Disneyland Paris
The Disneyland Paris Parade. This parade was probably one of the best parades I have ever seen. What I loved about the parade is that it was how close you could get to the floats. The floats are very different than the ones at Walt Disney World. They are smaller (which means the characters are closer to you) but just as elaborately decorated.
Phantom Manor. If you love Haunted Mansion in Disney World or Disneyland, you will really enjoy Phantom Manor. With much of the same decoration and creepiness, Phantom Manor makes you feel like you are journeying into a true haunted house. You will find some of the same things as in the Haunted Mansion, but there are some differences which are fun to point out. The only thing it lacked was that hitch hiking ghosts aren’t up to any antics at the end of the ride like they are in Haunted Mansion.
Pirates of the Caribbean. This ride was a lot of fun. It is very similar to the Pirates of the Caribbean in Magic Kingdom, with two main differences. It is much longer and Jack Sparrow is no where to be found.
Thunder Mountain Railroad. Just when you think the ride is coming to a close, this family-friendly roller coaster takes another turn or another dip. Quite possibly my favorite ride of all. Much better than the one at Walt Disney World.
Star Tours. You would think that this would have been over at Disneyland Studios, but they incorporated it into their main park. Very similar to the ride at Hollywood Studios, but a bit more jerky and narrated in French. We only rode it once, but it was actually took us to Endor, a place we’ve never experienced at Hollywood Studio, so it made the list!
What attraction would you most want to see on a vacation to Disneyland Paris?
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