Recently, I was lucky enough to visit Disneyland Paris for the first time. After visiting Epernay, in the Champagne region of France. We drove in our little rental car to Serris, where Disneyland was located.
We arrived at roughly 2:30 in the afternoon, and after gathering some necessary materials from the local Supermarket, we headed straight off for the theme parks. The scale of the theme park was what hit me first. I don’t think I had ever really seen anything like it. As someone who I would say isn’t too keen on roller coasters, I accidentally went on what was thought to be a mild ride firstly, turns out, that was one of the roughest in the park. Not only that, but I was put at the very front of the coaster! So I definitely came off of that one a little terrified. That first night we also did a lot of smaller activities such as a haunted house in the Frontierland section.
What surprised me so much thanks to having limited knowledge of what theme parks are like, was the queue times. It is very likely you could be queuing up to 2 hours for a forty second long roller coaster ride. Also a side note; if you ever plan on visiting the Disney Parks, make sure to pack lunch or some sort of meal. Food in Disneyland is highly expensive, and quite literally gross. Unfortunately we found this out the hard way!
On our first night at the park, we decided to stay late for the 11:00 p.m. fireworks and light show. Luckily we made it just in time, we had just finished our last ride for the night. Unfortunately since we were arriving at the starting time, there were not really many amazing spots with great views of the Cinderella Castle. But I was happily surprised to find out that even right at the entrance of the theme park, the castle was still 100% visible in the night sky.
Our second day and our first full day at the park started off in the Disneyland Park, where we did the roller coasters that we had not done the day before. Including the Hyperspace Mountain; which left me shaking and shivering. We were in the Disneyland Park until around 1:00 p.m. before we decided to go and discover the Walt Disney Studios. Funnily enough, we happened to bump into some friends all the way from New Zealand. We spent the afternoon with them, doing all the major rides in the park such as Crush’s Coaster, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Ratatouille, etc… On this day we finished our day a lot earlier, after the 6 p.m. Disney Parade.
Our last day was a Saturday, which meant that it was much more busier than usual. We had one main thing we wanted to do that day which was the Big Thunder Mountain Coaster. Which was great fun, not scary unlike other coasters. My brother also wanted to re-do some of the intense roller coasters again (no chance I was going on those again). So we did some of those. But we finished off our trip at Disneyland with the Walt Disney Studios Tour. Which was really good!
But that pretty much wraps up my trip to Disneyland, I really did enjoy it. It still seems almost unreal that I was there. Even if three days at a busy, crowded, roller coaster filled theme park seems at little overwhelming, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.