Paris - Disney Land
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April 21st, 2008 – by: jaxzhao
After debating whether we needed special tickets to take the RER to Disney Land, we decided to tempt fate and hopped on the train without purchasing any additional tickets for travelling outside of the city. When we arrived, we realized too late that our metro tickets didn't cover this long of a distance we found ourselves barred from exiting ths station.
Of all the cities I've visited with Disney theme parks, I have never actually visited one. So I was pretty excited walking through the front gates of the park and I think Tiff was even more enthusiastic. I don't think I've ever seen her prance so much! At the door, the fellow selling tickets told us to visit the studio first so we headed over to see what the magic was all about. All in all though, I think the studio portion was a bit disappointing. It was almost exactly like Universal Studios, except not as exciting. So after waiting in line forever to get on the studio tram tour and attending an Armeggedon special, we headed over to the theme park.
I think the theme park is more what I had in mind when I think of Disney Land. Everyone seems so happy here! Definitely some kind of magic in the air. We started off by attending the Once Upon a Dream parade, where all the major Disney characters made their way through the park on floats admist performances and music. It was really well done and we both had the main theme song stuck in our heads forever after the parade.
Following the parade, we headed off to Frontierland and grabbed a few cowboy hats before attending the Tarzan extravaganza, which explores the meeting of Tarzan and Jane through acrobatics. It was like a mini Cirque du Soleil show and I thought it was very good. After the show, we jumped on the Indiana Jones roller coaster (which I found a little disappointing), and then rushed over to the Pirates of the Carribean ride.
To round out the evening, we headed back to the city to meet up with several other of Tiff's friends. Once again, we came to the dilemma of whether or not to pay for the additional train ticket (we later learned it would have been around 25 euros), and once again decided to just try our luck since we didn't feel like queuing in the unbelievably long line.
We had a fun night with Tiff's friends in the same program, and had some fantastic mussels at a restaurant in the St. Michel area. Then reality hit in and we realized we needed to pack for an exceptionally early morning the following day for our Turkey expedition, so we headed back to the apartment relatively early that night.
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