12-13-17 Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris! Both Ryan and Chris had worked for Disney at the Disneyland Resort for the past 13 years or so, they had been given several park hopper passes that could be used in Paris. They were so generous to save a couple for us so on a bright sunny Tuesday; we headed out for a day of Disney Magic.

On the Metro heading to the Park

With our Metro passes, we were able to take metro and train all the way to the Park. The final stop of the train is called Marne-la-Vallèe Chessy (cheesy), which seems very appropriate according to James Bell. The metro and train ride was about an hour and we made it without any problems. The weather was very cooperative no rain, but fluffy clouds in blue skies.

Security Check point

First stop, Main Street and blue Christmas trees! Of course, sapphire is the color of the Disney 25th anniversary as well.

Here we are in front of the Disneyland Hotel – which happens to be the entrance to the Park




Main Street – USA?







Blue Christmas Trees on Main Street

We were going to ride down main street but decided to walk – which was nice. While it is the Christmas time there really were NOT any crowds!

Main Street USA?

Onward to Peter Pan and Pinocchio rides in Fantasy Land. Both are very similar to the Anaheim rides but just different enough to be interesting and enjoyable. Neither ride was narrated which we thought was strange – but then they would have had to do the narration in both French and English.









After two rides and a quick snack, we dared to ride Big Thunder Mountain. The Island isn’t an attraction to visit like Tom Sawyer Island, but it is the home of Big Thunder Mountain.

Molly Brown Thundermesa – Paris Disney

You board the train car and it goes under the river and circumvents the island. A really good ride! From Big Thunder we boarded onto the

Here comes Mickey and Minnie!
Goofy and all his buddies.
Lots of toys ready to play.




















The Main Street Holiday parade gave us hand clapping music and colorful dancers and floats, and Santa and his reindeer. So as the sunset, we dared to view the Phantom mansion with its abandoned bride and gold rush western town ghosts.


Mickey, Minnie and Donald in the Parade
Santa and his elves

We also did Haunted Mansion – again, no narrative but very similar to what we know.

The Haunted Mansion
Chris and Ryan in front of the Olaf and Sven ride
Olaf and Sven









Ryan and Chris walked through The Nautilus attraction and David & Janeen found spots in the main square near the castle to view the lights and fireworks on the castle.

Christmas tree with the train station in the background


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